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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:
WRONGUL DEATH

APPELLATE COURT AFFIRMS ECONOMIST’S TESTIMONY ON LOVE, COMFORT & SOCIETY IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF 19-YEAR-OLD

Wade Hashimoto, a 19-year-old college student, attended a beer party hosted by brothers Matthew and Gregory Horeczko. During the party, a series of fights broke out and Wade was stabbed to death by Matthew. Wade’s blood alcohol level was 0.11 which is above the legal limit for intoxication. The economist, Mr. Johnson, testified using the generally accepted economic theory called Willingness-To-Pay methodology. He explained to the jury how to determine a dollar value for the loss of love, care, comfort and society that Mr. and Mrs. Hashimoto had experienced with the loss of their son. The jury could use the WTP range from a floor value of $1.8 million to $6.8 million representing the average... read more...


ECONOMIST QUANTIFIES DAMAGES IN FARMER WRONGFUL DEATH; JURY VERDICT $1,397,000


Ted McCormack, a 62-year-old part-time dry-land farmer and full-time farm manager, was driving home when a truck driven by the defendant lost a load of drainage pipe. The pipe crashed thru the windshield of Mr. McCormack’s car killing him. He was survived by his wife and adult children.

Mr. McCormack worked two jobs. First, he share-cropped land and managed additional acreage for the owner. He was paid a portion of the crop and given free housing. Second, he would hire himself out as a farm manager at $15/hour. His average earnings when he share-cropped were approximately $36,800 per year. His alternative average earnings capacity when he was a farm manager was $45,000. As a jack-of-all-trades, Mr. McCormack performed household services significantly above average. It was Mr. McCormack’s intent to work to age 70.

Mr. Johnson testified that a bracketed analysis would best represent Mr. McCormack’s loss...read more...


LIFE ACTIVITY CALENDAR IMPACTS JURY IN STABBING DEATH OF YOUNG WOMAN; JURY VERDICT $5,500,000

Christina Appleton, a 28-year-old clerical worker, was on her way to work at Iron Horse Vineyards. At the entrance to the premises, she was stabbed 27 times in the torso and neck by Arvie Carroll. Mr. Carroll was a temporary employee hired by Snelling Temporaries and sent to work for the winery. He had been fired two weeks prior to her murder.

At the time of her death, Christina was living with her mother and was in the process of reconciling with her husband, from whom she had been separated. Christina was sharing expenses with both her mother and her husband. There was no claim for lost economic support. read more...

 

news flash
RWJA 2017 Year-End
Verdicts Summary

Robert W. Johnson & Associates compiles information each year on key verdicts and settlements in which the firm played a role. Key verdicts during 2017 included the personal injury case of Ekbatani v. United Independent Taxi Drivers, Inc., with a verdict of $35,000,000. Combined with seventeen other major cases during the year, Robert W. Johnson & Associates contributed financial testimony in verdicts and settlements amounting to $191,424,176.


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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