John M. Feder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn
 | 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 4000
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-398-5398
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

John M. Feder is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience and expertise in representing plaintiffs in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. As a partner at the San Francisco law firm of Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, John specializes in cases involving defective products, medical malpractice, elder abuse, negligence by public entities, trucking accidents, taxicab accidents and other causes. His tenacity, compassion and dedication to the people he represents are unmatched, and in combination with his experience, has led to numerous outstanding verdicts and settlements over the course of his career.

John is a past president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) and currently serves as the President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). He has written and lectured extensively on personal injury and trial practice topics for various publications, programs and organizations. He has also taught trial advocacy courses at Hastings College of the Law for many years, and he serves as a settlement conference panelist for the Marin and San Francisco Superior Courts, and for the Bar Association of San Francisco.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%)

Personal Injury - Products (20%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About John Feder

Admitted: 1978, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.rftmlaw.com/Attorney-Profiles/John-M-Feder.aspx

Honors and Awards:

  • Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2002
  • Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2006
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2006
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2009
  • Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2010
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2014
  • Board of Governors, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 - 2006
  • President, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2000 - Present
  • Executive Board, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2006 - Present
  • Vice President, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court, California Northern District
  • State Bar of California

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Products Liability, California Continuing Education of the Bar Trial Practice Institute, 1986
  • Handling Uninsured Motorists Case, CAOC, 1989
  • Proving Liability in Construction Site Accidents, CAOC, 1990
  • Claiming Damages for Impaired Earning Capacity, CAOC, 1993
  • What You Should Know About Passive Restraint Litigation, CAOC 34th Annual Convention, 1994
  • The ABC's of a Tire Case, CAOC Forum, 1994
  • Creative Strategies for Handling a Medical Device Case, CAOC 35th Annual Convention, 1995
  • Lecture, Tips on Handling the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case Without Driving Yourself Crazy, Hastings College of Advocates, 1996
  • The ABC's of a Defective Tire Case, CAOC, 1996
  • Creative Strategies for Handling A Medical Device Case, SFTLA, 1997
  • Product Cases: What You Should Know About Seatbelts, Seatbacks, Door Latches and Tires, SFTLA, 1997
  • Wrongful Death Trucking Litigation, CAOC, 1999
  • Handling the Big Rig Case Using Safety Regulations, SFTLA, 1999
  • Betrayal of Trust-Protecting America's Seniors from Neglect or Abuse, CAOC Hawaii Seminar, 2000
  • Accident Reconstruction from the Ground Up, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2000
  • How to Enhance the Testimony of Your Accident Reconstruction Expert Using Powerful Demonstrative Evidence, SFTLA, 2001
  • Tips for Catastrophic Injuries, CAOC Focus Group, 2001
  • Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in California, Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • Hastings Lecture, Trial Advocacy-Handling Brain Injury Cases, 2002
  • Tips on Handling The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case Without Driving Yourself Crazy, SFTLA, 2002
  • Killer Cross Examination Techniques, SFTLA, 2002
  • Effective Cross-Examination of the Defense Economist, CAOC Hawaii Travel Seminar, December, 2003
  • Presenting Life Care Plans and Dealing with The Defense Expert, SFTLA, 2004
  • Dealing with Liability Releases, CAOC Hawaii Seminar, 2005
  • How to Increase the Value of Your Focus Group, CAOC, 2005
  • Voir Dire Seminar, SFTLA, 2005
  • Ski Accident Litigation, CAOC 45th Annual Convention, November, 2006
  • Techniques for Effective Taking and Defending Depositions, BASF, 2006
  • Five Crucial Focus Group Tips for Counsel, SFTLA, 2006
  • Ten Tips for Successful Mediation, CAOC Tahoe Ski Seminar, 2006
  • Tips For Catastrophic Injuries, CAOC Focus Group, 2006
  • Closing Arguments of the Masters, SFTLA, 2007
  • Handling The Auto Case From Bumper to Bumper, Part II, CAOC 46th Annual Convention, 2007
  • Techniques-How to Systematically Cross-Examine On a Products Case, 2007
  • Creative Deposition, California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Advanced Expert Witness Tactics, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Strategies in Litigation: The Dangerous Condition Case, CAOC 47th Annual Convention, 2008
  • Care and Feeding of Experts: How to Make the Most of Your Experts, SFTLA, 2008
  • Technology for the Courtroom, San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Drafting Effective Demand Letter, SFTLA, 2008
  • Winning Techniques for Premises Liability Cases, CAOC Hawaii Seminar, 2009
  • Depositions in the Premises Case, CAOC 48th Annual Convention, 2009
  • Fierce Advocacy v. Civility, CAOC 48th Annual Convention, 2009
  • Direct Examination at Trial-How to Keep Your Jury Engaged With Your Expert, SFTLA, 2009
  • Putting Together A Settlement Demand Package, SFTLA, 2009
  • Proving Future Damages When Your Client is Self-Employed, Plaintiff Magazine, December, 2010
  • How to Make Settlement Documentaries and Maximize the Value of Your Case, CAOC Hawaii Seminar, 2010
  • Elimination of Bias, Ethics & Substance Abuse, CAOC 49th Annual Convention, 2010
  • Reading Your Adversary, SFTLA, 2010

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • The Doe Family v. Corporate Mobility and others, Confidential settlement
  • The Davidson Family v. Means, Confidential Settlement
  • The Winters Family v. PSA Airlines, Confidential settlement
  • The Lee Family v. Laundry Co., Confidential settlement
  • The Millison Family v. Federal Trucking, $4.6 million settlement
  • The Levy Family v. Attias, Confidential settlement
  • Knoop v. Roe Brokerage Co., $1.7 million settlement
  • Rossie B. v. Roe Nursing Home, $2.9 million settlement
  • Stacy H. v. Residential Apartment Building, $7 million settlement
  • The Diane Whipple dog mauling in San Francisco, Confidential settlement
  • Sherri v. Hospital, Doctor Doe, and Medical Group, $3.6 million settlement
  • John Doe v. Ski Resort Co., $1.6 million settlement
  • Carole Roe v. Limo Company, $1 million insurance policy limit settlement
  • Mowatt v. City of Los Angeles, $16 million, consisting of an $18 million judgment against the City of Los Angeles, reduced to $12.25 million for the City's comparative fault and a prior $1.625 million settlement, plus over $2 million in costs and interest following defendant's unsuccessful appeal
  • Darr v. Matheson Fast Freight, $8 million settlement and Darr's employer's waiver of a $600,000 workers' compensation lien
  • The Fan Family v. City and County of San Francisco, $2.25 million settlement
  • Doe v. White Strip Club, $1.25 million settlement
  • Guevara v. Roe Machine Co., $2.3 million settlement
  • The Buzenus Family v. Red Company, $8.75 Million
  • Yu v. Vallindras, $1 million

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1975
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Office Location for John M. Feder

44 Montgomery Street
Suite 4000
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-398-5398

 

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Last Updated: 11/30/2016

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