UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY (BOALT HALL)
J.D., 1978 (MEMBER, MOOT COURT BOARD, 1976-1977)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES
A.B. , SUMMA CUM LAUDE, 1975 (PHI BETA KAPPA, PI GAMMA MU, REGENT=S SCHOLAR)
JACOBS & JACOBS LLP, LOS ANGELES, CA
Trial Attorney, 2014 - present.
LAW OFFICES OF JOHN F. GERARD, LOS ANGELES, CA
Trial Attorney and owner, 1990 - present.
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID M. HARNEY, LOS ANGELES, CA
Trial Attorney, 1988-1990
JACOBS & GERARD, LOS ANGELES, CA
Trial Attorney & Partner, 1987-1988.
MEMEL, JACOBS, PIERNO, GERSH & ELLSWORTH, LOS ANGELES, CA
Associate in Business Litigation Department, then transferred and became a Trial Attorney and Partner (on the fast track) in the Tort Department. As a Partner, Mr. Gerard was responsible for supervising a group of younger attorneys and paralegals. (1978-1987)
Mr. Gerard's firm and practice has been limited to the REPRESENTATION OF PLAINTIFFS, those people and their families who have suffered major injuries, including wrongful death, paralysis and brain injury or who have been victimized by their insurance companies or employer. Approximately 90% of the cases in his office are referred to him from other lawyers. The cases Mr. Gerard agrees to handle are typically complex and often involve fighting powerful companies or corporations on behalf of clients who have major and sometimes catastrophic injuries. The firm=s criteria for acceptance of a case is very strict. As such, the firm maintains a very small caseload and is committed to personalized Ahands-on@ attention by Mr. Gerard to all aspects of the cases he commits to handle. Mr. Gerard has earned a reputation for tenacious and creative advocacy on behalf of his clients.
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATING: AV