John P. Blumberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Long Beach, CA

Blumberg Law Corporation
 | 444 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 1500
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-247-0487
Fax: 562-432-0107
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney John P. Blumberg is the principal trial lawyer of Blumberg Law Corporation in Long Beach, California. The firm’s attorneys are board-certified specialists in the areas of trial advocacy, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, appellate law, as well as the medical specialties of general surgery and critical care (held by a physician-attorney.) In addition to these specialties, the firm represents clients with serious injuries or death claims, as well as litigation matters involving elder abuse, real estate, contract, and fraud.

Mr. Blumberg graduated cum laude from California State University Long Beach, and then earned his law degree in 1976 from the Fullerton-based Western State College of Law. He is one of the few attorneys in California who has achieved board certification in three specialties: Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Legal Malpractice Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Specialization and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and Medical Malpractice Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Mr. Blumberg has served on the boards of numerous professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Long Beach Bar Association, and the Ball/Hunt/Schooley Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Mr. Blumberg has over 40 years of legal experience and has served in a variety of arbitration, mediation, and judicial roles throughout his career. Because of his dedication to excellence, he has received significant recognition for his accomplishments within the profession. He has the highest possible rating – AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, and holds the high rank of Advocate with the prestigious, invitation-only, American Board of Trial Advocates, having tried over 65 jury trials to verdict. Mr. Blumberg has tried well over 100 trials, including to juries, judges and arbitration panels. He has been selected as a Southern California SuperLawyer every year since 2004.

Mr. Blumberg believes that one of his obligations as a seasoned professional is to share his knowledge with other lawyers. He has lectured on law and advocacy at dozens of seminars and conferences throughout California and in many other states, as well as authoring over 50 articles published in legal journals. He is a member of professional organizations including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Long Beach Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and the Ball/Hunt/Schooley American Inns of Court.

Mr. Blumberg’s firm - Blumberg Law Corporation represents clients in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. Many of the firm’s clients are from the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Bellflower, Carson, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Cerritos, Compton, Norwalk, Downey, Whittier, Inglewood, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Baldwin Hills, Van Nuys, Glendale, Torrance, Huntington Beach, Cypress, Fullerton, Newport Beach, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Tustin, Irvine, Los Alamitos, Costa Mesa, Westminster, Anaheim, Mission Viejo, Riverside, San Bernardino, Temecula, and more.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
 
Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 20%Professional Liability
  • 20%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About John Blumberg

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.blumberglaw.com/johnresume1.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory - Peer Reviewed Rating: AV (Highest possible) (1993-)
  • Nominee, 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Southern California Super Lawyers (Los Angeles Magazine) (2004-)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2005-)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 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)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys: Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist (2011-); Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist (2016-)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy: Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist (1987-)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Civil Litigation Settlement Officer, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys - Board of Governors (2015-)
  • Course Director, Long Beach Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute (1994-96)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Long Beach Bar Association-Legislation Committee (Chair, 1988)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Judge Pro Tem, Long Beach, Los Angeles, South Bay Municipal Courts
  • Executive Director/Principal Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center of California
  • American Inns of Court (Ball-Hunt Chapter)
  • Arbitrator, Orange County Bar Association, Attorney Client Fee Disputes
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles -Board of Governors (2007-)
  • Arbitrator, Kaiser Malpractice Litigation
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - National Board of Directors (2009-2015)
  • State Bar Committee on Rules and Procedures of Court (Member, 1989-1992, Chair, 1993)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Board of Directors, Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach (Pres., 1986, 1987, 1992)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • National College of Advocacy: Advocate rank
  • Long Beach Bar Association-ADR Section (Chair, 1997)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Courts
  • ATLA/AAJ Law School Mock Trial Competition Scoring/Presiding Judge (2005-)
  • Arbitrator, Long Beach - Bar Association, Attorney Client Fee Disputes
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Los Angeles Chapter Executive Comm (2009-)
  • Early Neutral Evaluator - Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board of Governors, L.B. Bar Association (1988-1990)
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates: Advocate Rank
  • Long Beach Bar Association-Trial Section (Chair, 1994-1996)
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Judge Pro Tem, L.A. Superior Court, Small Claims Appeals
  • Ball-Hunt Inn of Court (Exec. Committee, 2002-2004, 2006-2007, 2009-)
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, American Arbitration Association (current)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - Board of Governors (2007-2008)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Competition Scoring Judge (1999-2004)
  • Board of Directors/Executive Committee, Long Beach Symphony Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Settlement Through Mediation, FORUM, Vol. 24, No. 3 (April, 1994)
  • Speaker, Women Lawyers of Long Beach, "Ethics and Civility" (2016)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Bar Association, "Judicial Arbitration Tips" (1997)
  • Ethics and ADR, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 3 (March, 1995)
  • Speaker, SeminarWeb, "Expert Testimony that Persuades" (2016)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Barristers Association, Avoiding Malpractice (2001)
  • Mediation: A Way To Keep Health-care Disputes Out of Court, Los Angeles County Medical Association-LACMA Physicians Magazine,(Sept,1995)
  • Co-chair/moderator, CAALA, Las Vegas Convention (2016)
  • Speaker, Family Law Study Seminar, Fee Dispute Arbitration (2002)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, Deposition Strategy (2005)
  • What to Look For in a Legal Malpractice Expert Witness, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (Nov. 29, 1996)
  • "The Trial Lawyer" (May 12, 1987)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Bar Association, Keeping Clients (2005)
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Legal Malpractice Lawsuit, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (Jan. 31, 1997)
  • "The Sleeping Judge" (June 5, 1987)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Lawyer, Depositions (2006)
  • When Does a >Blown= Statute of Limitations Lead to a Legal Malpractice Claim", Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (March 21, 1997)
  • "The Justice Business" (June 30, 1987)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, Medical Malpractice Arbitrations (2007)
  • The Malicious Prosecution Case Against Attorneys, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (May 16, 1997)
  • "Referring The Case" (October 30, 1987)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, Avoiding Legal Malpractice (2007)
  • The Duty to Give ADR Advice, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (October 17, 1997)
  • "Taking Your Own Expert's Deposition" (December 18, 1987)
  • Speaker, National Business Inst., Prosecuting Catastrophic Injury Cases (2008)
  • Lawyers Who Pursue Unreasonable Actions May Be Sued By the Prevailing Defendants, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (August 14, 1998)
  • "New Punitive Damage Rules" (May 12, 1988)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, Defense Medical Exams (2009)
  • Is It Really Legal Malpractice?, California Lawyer (February 1999)
  • "Pleading Tort Damages" (July 12, 1988)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, Defense Medical Exams - Not Independent (2009)
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Malpractice (1999), Los Angeles County Bar Association Website
  • "Interrogatories" (November 1, 1988)
  • "New Jury Selection Rules" (February 6, 1990)
  • Faculty, ABOTA Masters in Trial, Anchorage, Alaska (2009)
  • Jury Trials, Long Beach Press Telegram (July 8, 2001)
  • "Attorney's Fees and Client Relations" (October 26, 1990)
  • Speaker, CAALA Young Lawyers Division, Dealing with Disagreeable Lawyers (2009)
  • Attacks on Trial Lawyers Are Really Attacks on Victims (Op Ed), Long Beach Press Telegram (January 19, 2003)
  • "Non Appealable Orders" (March 10, 1992)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, Be The Water, Not The Rock. Advantages of civility (2010)
  • Informed Consent: The Duty to Disclose Medical Risks, ADVOCATE, Vol. 31, No. 4 (April 2004)
  • "The Timely Notice of Appeal" (March 17, 1992)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Webinar, Avoiding Medical Malpractice Arbitration (2010)
  • 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)
  • "Minimizing Appellate Expense" (March 24, 1992)
  • Moderator, CAALA, Webinar, Paralegal Power Lunch (2010)
  • Get the Papers, California Lawyer (November 2004)
  • Delegate, California State Bar Conference (1985-1990)
  • "The Substantial Evidence Rule" (August 21, 1992)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, Avoiding Discovery Wars (2010)
  • Legal Malpractice: What it is, What it isn't, and How to prosecute it, ADVOCATE, Vol.32, No. 6 (June, 2005)
  • Coach for Mock Trial Competition, Los Alamitos High School (1997)
  • "Settlement Through Mediation" (May, 1994)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Webinar, Pains in the Neck (2011)
  • 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)
  • Faculty, ABOTA Advocacy Skills Training Course (1994-)
  • "Elder Abuse and Malpractice" (May 19, 1995)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, Loss of Earning Capacity (2011)
  • Future Public Benefits Are Inadmissible in Malpractice Cases, ADVOCATE, Vol 34, No. 3 (March 2007)
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Deposition Skills (1992-)
  • "Rules For Case Referrals" (September 19, 1995)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn Of Court, Amazing Persuasion Techniques (2012)
  • Medical Malpractice Arbitration, FORUM, Vol 37, No. 8 (October 2007)
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Trial Skills (2007)
  • "Advising Litigation Alternatives" (December 26, 1995)
  • Speaker, USC Trauma Symposium, "Surviving Your Deposition" (2012)
  • Defense Medical Examinations Are Not Independent, ADVOCATE, Vol 36, No. 7 (July, 2009)
  • Moderator, California Continuing Education of the Bar, "Establishing and Maintaining Effective Attorney Client Relationships" (1985)
  • "Medication Errors," (Book Review), Association of Trial Lawyers of America TRIAL, Vol.19, No.9 (September, 1983)
  • Speaker, American Board of Prof. Liab. Attys, "What, Why and How of Persuasion" (2012)
  • Avoiding Discovery Wars, ADVOCATE, Vol 38, No. 4 (April, 2011), PLAINTIFF, Vol 5, No. 5 (June, 2011)
  • Moderator, State Bar Annual Convention, Committee on Rules & Procedures of Court, "Sanctions" (1992)
  • "Attorney's Fees and Client Relations", California Trial Lawyers Association FORUM, Vol. XIII, No. 8 (October, 1983)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, "Priming for Juror Reception of Evidence" (2012)
  • Speaker, Western State School of Law, Guest lecture, "Arbitration Practice" (2013)
  • 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)
  • Speaker, California Trial Lawyers Association, Travel Seminars (1990, 1991, 1994)
  • "Insurance Agent Liability", Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association-ADVOCATE, Vol.10, No.9 (October, 1983)
  • Speaker, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, "How to Avoid Being Sued" (2013)
  • "Damages for Loss of Earning Capacity", ADVOCATE, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May, 2012), PLAINTIFF, Vol. 6, No. 5 (May, 2012)
  • Speaker, Post-Partum Support Intnl, 1992 Annual Convention, "Insurance Issues"
  • "Attorney Liability for Malicious Prosecution", FORUM, Vol.XIV, No. 8 (October, 1984)
  • Speaker, USC Trauma Symposium, "The Doctor as Witness" (2013)
  • "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)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Barristers Association, "Legal Malpractice" (1993)
  • "Resolving Conflicts Between Court Rules, Trial Court Orders and the Code", ADVOCATE, Vol. 12, No. 2 (February, 1985)
  • Speaker, USC Alumni Lecture Series, "Legal Malpractice" (2013)
  • "Keep it Simple: A New Model for Trying a Lawsuit", PLAINTIFF, Vol. 9, No. 2 (February 2015), ADVOCATE, Vol. 42, No. 1 (January 2015)
  • Panel Member, Orange County Annual Mediation Week Conference, "Court Connected Mediation" (1994)
  • "Trial Techniques: The Malicious Prosecution Case Against Attorneys", ADVOCATE, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Apr, 1986), Vol. 13, No. 5 (May, 1986)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, "The Science of Persuasion" (2013)
  • Contributor to Social Security Practice Guide (Vol. 2), (Matthew Bender, 1983)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Medical Assn, Exec. Bd. Mtg. Healthcare Mediation (1994)
  • "The Day Care Injury Case", FORUM, Vol. XVI, No. 4 (May, 1986)
  • Speaker, Western State School of Law, Guest Lectures, "Civility" (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • CEB Action Guide: Meeting Statutory Deadlines During and After Litigation (1992, 1994, 1996)
  • Speaker, California Association of CPAs, "The Need to Litigate" (1995)
  • "National Crisis In Insurance: Who's to Blame?" (Op Ed), Long Beach Press Telegram (May 8, 1986)
  • Speaker, CAALA, Las Vegas Seminar, "Expert Direct Examination" (2014)
  • "The Right to Counsel at the Pretrial Hearing for Probable Cause," Western State University Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall, 1975)
  • Speaker, American College of Legal Medicine, "Healthcare Mediation" (1996)
  • "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)
  • Speaker, American Board of Prof. Liab. Attys, "Persuasive Shorter Trials" (2015)
  • Speaker, Long Beach Board of Realtors, "Real Estate Mediation" (1996)
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution: Required and Effective, Condo Management Magazine, Vol. II, No. 17 (January, 1994)
  • Co-chair/moderator, CAALA, Las Vegas Convention (2015)
  • Speaker/Moderator, Long Beach Bar Association, "Mediation Strategies" (1996)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Medical Malpractice Settlement: $1,000,000 for woman who became paraplegic when a pain control physician negligently implanted a device to alleviate pain., 2012

Educational Background:

  • California State University, Long Beach, B.A. (Cum Laude), 1972
  • National College of Advocacy, 2003-2005
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Office Location for John P. Blumberg

444 W. Ocean Blvd.
Suite 1500
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562-247-0487

Fax: 562-432-0107

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