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John D. Rowell

John. D. Rowell

Lawsuits are not won by luck. In fact, more often than anyone would like to admit, many times people with valid claims lose. Careful planning and preparation both before and during trial makes a huge difference. John plans far ahead, anticipates and preempts the defense, in his cases. This has made a tremendous difference in the results. This ability is not surprising as John is an internationally-rated chess player.

John has been practicing law for more than thirty years and has seven and eight figure verdicts. He has focused much of his time and effort on products liability cases, representing clients who have been catastrophically injured or whose loved ones have been killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents, train accidents, airplane accidents and defective products.

AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

John Rowell has been a pioneer in the field of consumer safety. He has represented clients in cases involving a wide array of products where the product design was unsafe such as airplanes, automobiles and tires.

John started his career working on Grinshaw v. Ford Motor Co., the famous Pinto exploding gas tank case, and in the Paris Air Crash case, where a defective cargo door cost the lives of all on board. He has handled all types of product liability cases, including actions where injury was caused by defective design or manufacture of cars, tires, air bags, aircraft, medical devices, drugs, industrial machinery, and other consumer products such as coffee makers.

John Rowell inspecting damaged vehicle

John Rowell inspecting damaged vehicle

As a California plaintiff attorney, John has handled hundreds of cases for victims of motor vehicle accidents and unsafe products. He has taken on many corporate giants, including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Freightliner, Honda, Isuzu, Subaru, Nissan, Toyota, Goodyear, Goodrich, Firestone, Bridgestone, Cooper, Hyundai, Caterpillar, Greyhound and others.

John is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has received awards and certificates of appreciation from several organizations including the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). John has been selected for several consecutive years to be on the Southern California SuperLawyer list. He is rated AVPreeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.*

He is currently serving on the California Plaintiffs Committee for the Explorer Firestone Tire cases. He is a member of Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), a national litigation group specializing in automotive and other product defect cases.

sc-super-lawyers2John received both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Southern California. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California. His interests outside the practice of law include chess, basketball and horses.

Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett has the extensive resources to handle the most complex legal matters, yet is small enough to offer individualized service to our clients.

At Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett we believe the more you know, the better choice you will make.

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The AV Preeminent rating is issued by Martindale-Hubbell. A description of the selection methodology can be found on their website www.martindale.com. The Best Lawyer rating is issued by US News & World Report. A description of the selection methodology can be found on their website bestlawfirms.usnews.com. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at SuperLawyers. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. These designations are based upon the proprietary analysis of each awarding organization. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. A listing does not guarantee a desired legal result.