Resume of John P. Blumberg

Educational Background

1972 B.A. California State University, Long Beach (Cum Laude)
1976 J.D. Western State University College of Law
Associate Editor - Law Review (1975-1976)
2003-2005 National College of Advocacy (several courses)

Professional Honors and Achievements

  • American Board of Trial Advocates: Advocate Rank
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy: Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist (1987-)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys:
    • Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist (2011-)
    • Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist (2016-)
  • California State Bar Board of Specialization: Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist (2011-)
  • California Trial Lawyers Association Recognition of Experience Certifications:
    • Trial Lawyer, Professional Negligence, Appellate Law, Products Liability,
      Insurance Bad Faith, Public Entity Liability and General Personal Injury (1989)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory - Peer Reviewed Rating: AV (Highest possible) (1993-)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers (Los Angeles Magazine) (2004-)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2005-)
  • Nominee, 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • National College of Advocacy: Advocate Rank

Judicial/Arbitration Appointments

  • Judge Pro Tem, Long Beach, Los Angeles, South Bay Municipal Courts
  • Judge Pro Tem, L.A. Superior Court, Small Claims Appeals
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Courts
  • Arbitrator, Orange County Bar Association, Attorney Client Fee Disputes
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, American Arbitration Association (current)
  • Arbitrator, Long Beach - Bar Association, Attorney Client Fee Disputes
  • Arbitrator, Kaiser Malpractice Litigation
  • Civil Litigation Settlement Officer, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Early Neutral Evaluator - Los Angeles County Superior Court

Professional Activities

  • State Bar Committee on Rules and Procedures of Court (Member, 1989-1992, Chair, 1993)
  • Course Director, Long Beach Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute (1994-96)
  • Board of Governors, L.B. Bar Association (1988-1990)
  • Board of Directors, Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach (Pres., 1986, 1987, 1992)
  • Delegate, California State Bar Conference (1985-1990)
  • Long Beach Bar Association-Legislation Committee (Chair, 1988)
  • Long Beach Bar Association-Trial Section (Chair, 1994-1996)
  • Long Beach Bar Association-ADR Section (Chair, 1997)
  • Executive Director/Principal Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center of California
  • Coach for Mock Trial Competition, Los Alamitos High School (1997)
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Competition Scoring Judge (1999-2004)
  • Ball-Hunt Inn of Court (Exec. Committee, 2002-2004, 2006-2007, 2009-)
  • ATLA/AAJ Law School Mock Trial Competition Scoring/Presiding Judge (2005-)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles -Board of Governors (2007-)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - Board of Governors (2007-2008)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Los Angeles Chapter Executive Comm (2009-)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - National Board of Directors (2009-2015)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys - Board of Governors (2015-)

Lectures

  • Faculty, Hastings Center for Trial Advocacy (1989)
  • Faculty, ABOTA Advocacy Skills Training Course (1994-)
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Deposition Skills (1992-)
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Trial Skills (2007)
  • Moderator, California Continuing Education of the Bar, "Establishing and Maintaining Effective Attorney Client Relationships" (1985)
  • Moderator, State Bar Annual Convention, Committee on Rules & Procedures of Court, "Sanctions" (1992)
  • Speaker, California Trial Lawyers Association, Travel Seminars (1990, 1991, 1994)
  • Speaker, Post-Partum Support Intnl, 1992 Annual Convention, "Insurance Issues"
  • Speaker, Long Beach Barristers Association, "Legal Malpractice" (1993)
  • Panel Member, Orange County Annual Mediation Week Conference, "Court Connected Mediation" (1994)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Medical Assn, Exec. Bd. Mtg. Healthcare Mediation (1994)
  • Speaker, California Association of CPAs, "The Need to Litigate" (1995)
  • Speaker, American College of Legal Medicine, "Healthcare Mediation" (1996)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Board of Realtors, "Real Estate Mediation" (1996)
  • Speaker/Moderator, Long Beach Bar Association, "Mediation Strategies" (1996)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Bar Association, "Judicial Arbitration Tips" (1997)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Barristers Association, Avoiding Malpractice (2001)
  • Speaker, Family Law Study Seminar, Fee Dispute Arbitration (2002)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, Deposition Strategy (2005)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Bar Association, Keeping Clients (2005)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Lawyer, Depositions (2006)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, Medical Malpractice Arbitrations (2007)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, Avoiding Legal Malpractice (2007)
  • Speaker, National Business Inst., Prosecuting Catastrophic Injury Cases (2008)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, Defense Medical Exams (2009)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, Defense Medical Exams - Not Independent (2009)
  • Faculty, ABOTA Masters in Trial, Anchorage, Alaska (2009)
  • Speaker, CAALA Young Lawyers Division, Dealing with Disagreeable Lawyers (2009)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, Be The Water, Not The Rock. Advantages of civility (2010)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Webinar, Avoiding Medical Malpractice Arbitration (2010)
  • Moderator, CAALA, Webinar, Paralegal Power Lunch (2010)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, Avoiding Discovery Wars (2010)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Webinar, Pains in the Neck (2011)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, Loss of Earning Capacity (2011)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn Of Court, Amazing Persuasion Techniques (2012)
  • Speaker, USC Trauma Symposium, "Surviving Your Deposition" (2012)
  • Speaker, American Board of Prof. Liab. Attys, "What, Why and How of Persuasion" (2012)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, "Priming for Juror Reception of Evidence" (2012)
  • Speaker, Western State School of Law, Guest lecture, "Arbitration Practice" (2013)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, "How to Avoid Being Sued" (2013)
  • Speaker, USC Trauma Symposium, “The Doctor as Witness” (2013)
  • Speaker, USC Alumni Lecture Series, “Legal Malpractice” (2013)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, “The Science of Persuasion” (2013)
  • Speaker, Western State School of Law, Guest Lectures, “Civility” (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, “Expert Direct Examination” (2014)
  • Speaker, American Board of Prof. Liab. Attys, “Persuasive Shorter Trials” (2015)
  • Co-chair/moderator, CAALA, Las Vegas Convention (2015)
  • Speaker, Women Lawyers of Long Beach, “Ethics and Civility” (2016)
  • Speaker, SeminarWeb, “Expert Testimony that Persuades” (2016)
  • Co-chair/moderator, CAALA, Las Vegas Convention (2016)

Newspaper Columns - Long Beach Reporter

  • "The Trial Lawyer" (May 12, 1987)
  • "The Sleeping Judge" (June 5, 1987)
  • "The Justice Business" (June 30, 1987)
  • "Referring The Case" (October 30, 1987)
  • "Taking Your Own Expert's Deposition" (December 18, 1987)
  • "New Punitive Damage Rules" (May 12, 1988)
  • "Pleading Tort Damages" (July 12, 1988)
  • "Interrogatories" (November 1, 1988)
  • "New Jury Selection Rules" (February 6, 1990)
  • "Attorney's Fees and Client Relations" (October 26, 1990)
  • "Non Appealable Orders" (March 10, 1992)
  • "The Timely Notice of Appeal" (March 17, 1992)
  • "Minimizing Appellate Expense" (March 24, 1992)
  • "The Substantial Evidence Rule" (August 21, 1992)
  • "Settlement Through Mediation" (May, 1994)
  • "Elder Abuse and Malpractice" (May 19, 1995)
  • "Rules For Case Referrals" (September 19, 1995)
  • "Advising Litigation Alternatives" (December 26, 1995)

Articles

  • "Medication Errors," (Book Review)
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America TRIAL, Vol. 19, No. 9 (September, 1983)
  • "Attorney's Fees and Client Relations"
    California Trial Lawyers Association FORUM, Vol. XIII, No. 8 (October, 1983)
  • "Insurance Agent Liability"
    Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association-ADVOCATE, Vol. 10, No. 9 (October, 1983)
  • "Attorney Liability for Malicious Prosecution"
    FORUM, Vol. XIV, No. 8 (October, 1984)
  • "Resolving Conflicts Between Court Rules, Trial Court Orders and the Code"
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 12, No. 2 (February, 1985)
  • "Trial Techniques: The Malicious Prosecution Case Against Attorneys"
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Apr, 1986), Vol. 13, No. 5 (May, 1986)
  • "The Day Care Injury Case"
    FORUM, Vol. XVI, No. 4 (May, 1986)
  • "National Crisis In Insurance: Who's to Blame?" (Op Ed)
    Long Beach Press Telegram (May 8, 1986)
  • "Don't Pay Excessive Hospital Records Charges"
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 13, No. 9 (October, 1986)
  • "Fee Disputes Can Be Easily Avoided"
    State Bar of California section on Law Practice Management -
    THE BOTTOM LINE, Vol. 13, No. 4 (August, 1991)
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution: Required and Effective
    Condo Management Magazine, Vol. II, No. 17 (January, 1994)
  • Settlement Through Mediation
    FORUM, Vol. 24, No. 3 (April, 1994)
  • Ethics and ADR
    Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 3 (March, 1995)
  • Mediation: A Way To Keep Health-care Disputes Out of Court
    Los Angeles County Medical Association-LACMA Physicians Magazine (Sept, 1995)
  • What to Look For in a Legal Malpractice Expert Witness
    Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (Nov. 29, 1996)
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Legal Malpractice Lawsuit
    Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (Jan. 31, 1997)
  • When Does a Blown Statute of Limitations Lead to a Legal Malpractice Claim"
    Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (March 21, 1997)
  • The Malicious Prosecution Case Against Attorneys
    Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (May 16, 1997)
  • The Duty to Give ADR Advice
    Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (October 17, 1997)
  • Lawyers Who Pursue Unreasonable Actions May Be Sued By the Prevailing Defendants
    Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (August 14, 1998)
  • Is It Really Legal Malpractice?
    California Lawyer (February 1999)
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Malpractice (1999)
    Los Angeles County Bar Association Website
  • Jury Trials
    Long Beach Press Telegram (July 8, 2001)
  • Attacks on Trial Lawyers Are Really Attacks on Victims (Op Ed)
    Long Beach Press Telegram (January 19, 2003)
  • Informed Consent: The Duty to Disclose Medical Risks
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 31, No. 4 (April 2004)
  • The Life of a Trial Lawyer
    Voir Dire, The Journal of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Winter, 2004)
    FORUM, Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan-Feb 2005)
    ADVOCATE, Vol 32, No. 3 (March 2005)
  • Get the Papers
    California Lawyer (November 2004)
  • Legal Malpractice: What it is, What it isn't, and How to prosecute it.
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 32, No. 6 (June, 2005)
  • Giving in to get your way: A counter-intuitive approach to litigation.
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 33, No. 4 (April 2006)
  • Good Counsel: Don't get into a spitting match.
    TRIAL, Vol. 42, No. 7 (July 2006)
  • Future Public Benefits Are Inadmissible in Malpractice Cases
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 34, No. 3 (March 2007)
  • Medical Malpractice Arbitration
    FORUM, Vol. 37, No. 8 (October 2007)
  • Defense Medical Examinations Are Not Independent
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 36, No. 7 (July, 2009)
  • Avoiding Discovery Wars
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 38, No. 4 (April, 2011)
    PLAINTIFF, Vol. 5, No. 5 (June, 2011)
  • The What, How, and Why of Persuasion
    PLAINTIFF, Vol. 5, No. 6 (July, 2011)
    ADVOCATE, Vol 38, No. 8 (August, 2011)
    JOURNAL of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. XXXV, No. 3 (January 2012)
  • “Damages for Loss of Earning Capacity”
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May, 2012)
    PLAINTIFF, Vol. 6, No. 5 (May, 2012)
  • “Expert Testimony that Persuades”
    PLAINTIFF, Vol. 8, No. 3 (March 2014)
    JOURNAL of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. XXXII, No. 5 (May 2014)
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 41, No. 6 (June 2014)
  • “Keep it Simple: A New Model for Trying a Lawsuit”
    PLAINTIFF, Vol. 9, No. 2 (February 2015)
    ADVOCATE, Vol. 42, No. 1 (January 2015)

Textbooks

  • Contributor to Social Security Practice Guide (Vol. 2), (Matthew Bender, 1983)

Editor/Consultant

  • CEB Action Guide: Meeting Statutory Deadlines During and After Litigation (1992, 1994, 1996)

Law Review

  • "The Right to Counsel at the Pretrial Hearing for Probable Cause,"
    Western State University Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall, 1975)

Professional Memberships

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court (Ball-Hunt Chapter)

Practice Areas

  • Civil trials and appeals, specializing in professional malpractice, personal injury, fraud, insurance, employment, contract, business and real estate. Expert witness. Arbitrator/mediator for American Arbitration Association

Community

  • Board of Directors/Executive Committee, Long Beach Symphony Association