John S. Hinman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Long Beach, CA

Hinman Law Group
207 E Broadway, Suite 201
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-228-1375
Fax: 562-228-1376
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

As a lead trial attorney at Hinman Law Group, John S. Hinman is an advocate for people who have suffered serious injuries, the loss of a loved one, or the loss of their career. In Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, Orange County and throughout Southern California, he has had widespread success in representing injured victims of car accidents, medical malpractice and those who have suffered employment discrimination and retaliation.

Mr. Hinman is responsible for developing the strategies from the beginning of cases that put his firm's clients on a path to winning their case. This includes planning and preparing for litigation and trial from the outset of every case.  This mindset allows Mr. Hinman to obtain the best results possible in either settlement or trial.

Being proactive is only part of the reason for Mr. Hinman’s accomplishments. He is also an exceptional communicator who keeps clients apprised of changes in their cases as they happen. In these matters, being accessible is imperative. Clients know they can turn to Mr. Hinman for the answers they need when they need them most.  Perhaps more importantly, Mr. Hinman takes the time to develop the personal relationships necessary with his clients for him to truly understand who they are, why their injuries have so impacted their lives, and what result their case deserves.

Mr. Hinman is a published author and a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

For his achievements, Mr. Hinman holds an Avvo “Superb” rating, an "AV Preeminent" Rating from Martindale and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Hinman graduated from college at Santa Clara University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Birth Injury


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

About John S. Hinman

Admitted: 2009, California

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Educational Background

  • Santa Clara University, Bachelor of Science, Major: Political Science, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2019
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles - Sustaining Member
  • United States District Court – Central District of California, 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Member 
  • California State Bar, 2009
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Primary presenter for CAALA CARES Act webinar discussing pertinent small business stimulus provisions of CARES Act for Plaintiff firms., Speaker, CARES Act Seminar, 2020
  • An article regarding the pratical, ethical, and moral implications of rejecting potential clients and cases in a plaintiff's practice., The Art of No, Advocate - Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Navigating the red tape of med-mal suits against Kaiser and government hospitals, How to sue Kaiser, the VA, and California government-owned hospitals
  • Effective use of videotaped depositions in a medical-malpractice case, A step-by-step guide to the use of videotape from discovery through trial


  • Top 5 finalist for annual award given by CAALA to an attorney practicing for less than 10 years based primarily on their trial achievements in the past year., 2020 Rising Star Award Finalist, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2020
  • Rising Star Top 100 Up and Coming award, Top 100 Up and Coming Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Rising Star, Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Membership granted to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2019
  • Rising Star Top 100 Up and Coming award, Top 100 Up and Coming Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Rising Star, Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Rising Star, Top 100 Up and Coming Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Rising Star, Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Rising Star, Top 100 Up and Coming List, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Rising Star, Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum membership awarded., Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2017
  • One of three finalists for the annual award for great results from small firms given by the Consumer Attorneys of California., Street Fighter Award Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2016
  • Rising Star, Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Finalist for the annual award given by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles to the most oustanding trial attorney with less than 10 years in practice in their membership.  , Rising Star Award Finalist, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2015
  • Rising Star, Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Graduate of six-week intensive trial academy with practical, hands on training from the top plaintiff's trial attorneys in Southern California., Plaintiff's Trial Academy Graduate, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2014


  • $227,505.23 Arbitration award for client with back injuries requiring back surgery from a rear end collision.  Client had significant prior injuries., 2021
  • $750,000 settlement for elderly client with mild traumatic brain injury as a result of auto versus pedestrian accident., 2020
  • $500,000 verdict for client with knee injury requiring arthroscopic surgery from rear-end car accident.  , 2020
  • $325,000 settlement for client with shoulder injuries from a trip and fall., 2020
  • $2.04 Million settlement against three physician defendants for a 14 year old client whose physicians failed to timely diagnose and treat her small bowel obstruction leading to septic shock, near death, multi-organ failure, abdominal compartment syndrome, and ultimately the loss of the tips of all of her toes along with other likely long term health complications., 2019
  • $975,000 settlement for client who suffered back injuries related to a motor vehicle accident., 2019
  • $490,000 policy limits settlement for auto accident causing back injuries with epidural injections and surgical recommendation., 2019
  • $350,000 settlement for rear end auto accident with cartilage injury requiring arthroscopic knee surgery, 2019
  • $300,000 settlement for a slip and fall where the client suffered a trimalleolar fracture., 2019
  • $250,000 settlement in auto accident case where client suffered a concussion., 2019
  • $950,000 settlement for victim of medical malpractice who lost her vision in one eye and partially lost vision in the other eye as a result of her physicians failing to timely diagnose and treat the malfunction of her ventriculoperitoneal shunt which caused increased pressures in her brain that permanently injured her optic nerves., 2018
  • $275,000 wrongful death settlement for family who lost their child as a result of birth trauma due to medical malpractice., 2018
  • $100,000 settlement for client who tripped and fell on an exposed pipe while cutting through a planter between a parking lot and sidewalk and suffered a broken wrist., 2018
  • $504,000 (policy limits) wrongful death settlement for the family of a victim of an auto accident., 2017
  • $100,000 (policy limits) settlement for pedestrian who was backed into by his neighbor and suffered broken ribs., 2017
  • $1.25 million policy limits settlement for victim of motorcycle collision with a car who changed langes without signaling in the middle of an intersection.  Our client suffered head trauma, causing a mild traumatic brain injury, neck injuries requiring a cervical spine fusion, and knee injuries requiring a knee replacement., 2016
  • $1.795 million verdict for client who suffered an epidural abscess and significant resulting spine injuries as a result of negligent medical treatment from her surgeons and the hospital where she recieved care.  , 2015
  • $299,000 verdict for client in a wrongful termination/retaliation case who had worked at the company for only a few weeks and was unemployed for less than a week after losing her job.  Verdict included $200,000 in punitive damages and $99,000 for general damages.  , 2015
  • $148,000 verdict for client who had a lumbar spine injury after falling when a portion of a ceiling tile fell on her in her apartment.  After a rare win on a motion for new trial on the insufficiency of the damages, the case settled for $300,000., 2015
  • $727,000 verdict for medical malpractice against a hospital for negligence in the use of a feeding tube to feed a premature baby in the neonatal intensive care unit.  The 3-1/2 day old infant suffered a perforated stomach which required emergency life saving surgery at CHLA., 2014
  • The verdicts and settlements listed on this page do not represent a warranty, guarantee or prediction of future results.  The resolution of any case depends entirely on the facts and circumstances of each individual case.


  • “ Mr. Hinman is a dedicated attorney with a strong knowledge of the law, and how to use it to obtain great results for his clients.”
  • “ John has a tenacity and passion for his cases and clients that can only be described as "intense" - as I've heard more than once by other attorneys who work along side him. John does not compromise in his investigations, cut corners in litigation, nor shy away from taking on difficult cases or trials. John's clients are always supremely satisfied and regularly stay in touch long after their cases resolve. John is also regularly in trial on cases with complex and highly technical facts, something few attorneys of his age find themselves doing.”
  • “ John Hinman's legal practice is best characterized by his thoroughness and determination to advocate for his clients, losing sleep and going the extra mile to make sure every avenue is explored. I would not hesitate to refer John a family member and happily referred many friends to him in years past.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for John S. Hinman

207 E Broadway
Suite 201
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562-228-1375

Fax: 562-228-1376

Last Updated: 3/4/2021

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