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Welcome to Robert W. Johnson & Associates

Robert W. Johnson & Associates, one of the nation's leading litigation economics consulting firms, specializes in quantifying and illustrating economic, non-economic and punitive damages.

We provide attorneys with accurate and understandable answers to complex litigation economics questions. Our forensic economists evaluate each case individually and provide the analysis you need to substantiate the client's present and future losses. We also offer a wide range of services to the legal community, including the evaluation and negotiation of structured settlements. read more...

FEATURED CASES:
BRAIN INJURY

RETIRED LAPD MOTORCYCLE OFFICER AWARDED
$15.7 MILLION IN INJURY CASE

On October 13, 2004, Mr. Bowman, a retired officer with the Los Angeles Police Department,was riding his motorcycle on his way home from work as a security officer on a movie set. Tommy Wyatt, Jr., a dump truck driver working under a contract with the City of Los Angeles, drove his dump truck into the intersection from a road on the right to make a left hand turn. The truck struck Mr. Bowman, and Mr. Bowman sustained major injuries.

As a result of these injuries, Mr. Bowman will require a caretaker 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the remainder of his life. Mr. Bowman sued the City of Los Angeles and Defendant Wyatt. Bowman claimed that Wyatt was negligent in his operation of the vehicle and the City was liable as his employer... read more...


ECONOMIST'S TESTIMONY ASSISTS JURY IN $70.9 MILLION AWARD TO 9-YEAR-OLD BOY

The plaintiff, Michael Cook, was born at Stanford University Hospital in 1994, and was diagnosed with a genetic disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), in 2000. As a result of the hospital and pediatricians not diagnosing the PKU, Michael developed permanent brain damage and a need for lifetime care. Plaintiff's attorney argued that the hospital failed to timely perform the required tests, which screen for metabolic disorders in newborns.

Mr. Johnson first testified to Michael’s lost earnings capacity. Secondly, he testified to the present value of his future medical and attendant services.... read more...


LAS VEGAS JURY AWARDS OVER $30 MILLION TO VICTIMS
IN SINGLE ROLLOVER MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

The plaintiffs, who consisted of 3 adults and six minors, rented a Ford Econoline 350 15 passenger van to travel to Missouri to see a boxing event, which was sanctioned by the United States Olympic Committee. On August 14, 2006, while Ernesto Torres was operating the van, the left rear Goodyear tire blew out, resulting in the van going off the road surface and rolling over.

Ervetina Trujillo Tapia, a 65-year-old grandmother, and Frank Enriquez, a single father with 3 children, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Andres Torres died in the hospital shortly after the accident. Joseph Enriquez suffered profound brain injuries. He is unable to communicate and is permanently totally disabled.

Mr. Johnson was retained to calculate the compensatory damages for plaintiffs and was asked to give his expert opinion as to the general damages (intangible value of life and the loss of enjoyment of life) of the case. read more...


 

news flash
RWJA 2013 Year-End
Verdicts Summary

Robert W. Johnson & Associates is proud to provide a listing of the firm's top verdicts of 2013. Key verdicts during 2013 included the wrongful death case of Medina, et al. v. BorgWarner, Inc., et al., with a verdict of $38,890,000. Combined with eight other major cases during the year, Robert W. Johnson & Associates contributed financial testimony in verdicts amounting to $113,657,533.


Economic Expert James Mills Testifies at Over 250 Depositions

Robert W. Johnson & Associates congratulates economics expert James Mills. An employee of RWJA for over 12 years, Mr. Mills has testified in over 250 depositions.

Mr. Mills has also testified in trial 20 times. He has never failed to qualify as an economic expert at the trial level. His testimony has been accepted in state courts in Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, Mendocino, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Joaquin and Ventura counties. Additionally he has been admitted as an economic expert in state courts in Oregon, Nevada and Washington.

Attorney’s Comments Regarding Mr. Mills’ punitive damages testimony at trial: "Mr. Mills helped the jury to understand the true financial condition of the defendant. Although the defendant has not operated for decades, Mr. Mills was able to examine historical documents, including old news releases, and explain to the jury in clear and understandable terms how that information revealed the defendant’s actual financial condition. Mr. Mills was able to take tax return information received during trial and convey that data to the jury in a way that supported his opinions and assisted them in their task.”


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