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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:
PUNITIVE DAMAGES

ECONOMIST’S TESTIMONY AIDS JURY IN AWARDING $10.3 MILLION FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSED RETIREE

The plaintiff, John Casey, worked for 40 years as a plumber. In January of 2010 Mr. Casey was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

In the first phase of the trial, the jury awarded Mr. and Mrs. Casey a total of $21,273,421 in compensatory damages including $1,273,421 in economic damages, $15 Million in non-economic damages and $5 Million in loss of consortium damages. The jury also found that the threshold for deciding punitive damages had been met and additional testimony on Kaiser Gypsum’s financial condition would be required.

Economist James Mills testified not only to Kaiser Gypsum’s current financial health, wealth and economic status, but also to the history of their financial condition and, specifically, the current value of the assets the company had divested 30-40 years earlier (1970s and 1980s). read more...


LOS ANGELES JURY AWARDS LIVING CANCER VICTIM
$9.2 MILLION, INCLUDING $6 MILLION PUNITIVE DAMAGES

On June 14, 2007, plaintiff Rocio Landeros, 15, a student; her sister, plaintiff Marta Perez, 25, a rehabilitation aide; and a friend Jeanette Beltran, were in a vehicle at an intersection in rural Kern County south of Bakersfield, California, when they were struck by a vehicle operated by Gustavo Davalos Torres, a worker for Palla Rosa Farms.

Torres was found to have a blood alcohol level as high as 0.16. He was driving his work pickup back to the company yard when he ran a stop sign, striking the plaintiffs. read more...


LOS ANGELES JURY AWARDS 76-YEAR-OLD OIL REFINERY WORKER $14.876M FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Harry W. Frankson began smoking in his early teenage years. He smoked unfiltered Lucky Strike cigarettes for over forty years until he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1998. Mr. Frankson died in February 1999 at the age of 58.

After his death, Gladys Frankson sued American Tobacco Company, original maker of Lucky Strike, in a product liability suit for failing to warn customers of the dangers of smoking. In 1995, American Tobacco merged with Brown and Williamson.

On December 18, 2003, the jury awarded Mr. Frankson’s estate a $350,000 verdict against Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation. The jury felt that Mr. Frankson was 50 percent responsible, which reduced his compensatory award to $175,000. The jury also determined that punitive damages would be assessed against the defendants. read more...


 

news flash
RWJA 2016 Year-End
Verdicts Summary

Robert W. Johnson & Associates is proud to provide a listing of the firm's top verdicts and settlements of 2016. Key verdicts during 2016 included the personal injury/premises liability case of R.B & E.J. vs Defendant A et al., with a verdict. of $44,837,294. Combined with eighteen other major cases during the year, Robert W. Johnson & Associates contributed financial testimony in verdicts and settlements amounting to $201,557,414.


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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