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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:
ASBESTOS / ASBSESTOSIS

ECONOMIST QUANTIFIES DAMAGES IN ASBESTOSIS SHORTENED LIFE EXPECTANCY CASE; JURY VERDICT $6,980,000

Fred Ockerman, a 54-year-old salesman for Siding World, was diagnosed with asbestos-caused mesotheleoma cancer in March of 1999. Despite aggressive treatment, his doctors estimated that he would prematurely die by June of 2001 -- shortening his life expectancy by approximately 23 years. In the three years prior to diagnosis, Mr. Ockerman’s earning oscillated between a low of $51,900 and a high of $54,600.

In addition, while the company’s benefits plan did include medical, dental, 401K and profit sharing, the company would not disclose their cost to provide their fringe benefits.

Mr. Johnson testified that in Mr. Ockerman’s case his earnings capacity could be best estimated by... read more...


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

Mr. Stewart, a hardworking 59-year-old career plumber, husband, father and grandfather, was exposed to defendant Union Carbide Corporation’s asbestos when he worked on construction projects in the Los Angeles area during the 1970s. From 1963 through at least 1985, Union Carbide Corporation mined deadly asbestos from a California ore deposit, processed it into raw asbestos fibers at its King City, California milling operation, and ultimately sold millions of pounds of that raw chrysotile asbestos under the brand name Calidria asbestos. Plaintiff and his wife were devastated in December 2007 when they learned that he suffered from mesothelioma, a fatal cancer only caused by asbestos exposure... read more...


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

George Barnes, a union ship fitter, had worked at the Long Beach Naval shipyard for 25 years before retiring in 1992. Prior to his 60th birthday, Mr. Barnes, who had never smoked, began experiencing a persistent cough and noticed that his lung capacity had diminished.

He went to see his doctor and the doctor was suspicious of the symptoms and requested an x-ray of his chest. The resulting image showed a large mass in the right side of his chest and a collapsed right lung. The doctor was unable to determine the type of mass, so he consulted a pulmonologist.

Mr. Barnes was then sent to a surgeon who performed a biopsy. After receiving the biopsy results, the doctors determined that Mr. Barnes was suffering from terminal mesothelioma, a lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure... 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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