Jay S. McClaugherty

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Monrovia, CA

McClaugherty & Associates
 | 222 E Huntington Dr, Suite 230
Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone: 626-821-1100
Fax: 626-821-2626
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (60%),
  • Intellectual Property (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    The managing partner at McClaugherty & Associates, Jay S. McClaugherty is a personal injury attorney. He represents clients in the following areas in California: San Bernardino, Riverside, San Francisco, Fresno and Los Angeles. With over 106 jury trials in his career, he represents those who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents and is also proficient intellectual property law. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. McClaugherty is admitted to practice in the state of California. After graduating with honors from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts, he then moved on to earn his Master of Arts in humanities and American literature from the same university. He then attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated with his Juris Doctor.

    In 1997, Mr. McClaugherty was elected to the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s Board of Directors, and he is a current member of the organization. He is a former member of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the State Bar of California’s Litigation Section. An appointed settlement officer, mediator and arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, he is also a member of the National Board of Trial Advocates.

    To give back to his community, Mr. McClaugherty spent time as the Lutheran High School’s general counsel. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

    * 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 - General: Defense
    • 40%Intellectual Property
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Intellectual Property Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2018 - 2021

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    About Jay McClaugherty

    Admitted: 1981, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.insurancelegal.com/jsm.htm


    • Listed as a 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013  “Super Lawyer” of Southern California
    • Martindale-Hubbell rating of "A" and "V"and selection to America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, 1997
    • American Board of Trial Advocates: Advocate Rank

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Elected to Board of Directors of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel for 1997; Co-Chairman of Seminar Committee of Southern California Defense Counsel (1995; 1996); Los Angeles County Superior Court Appointed Arbitrator; Los Angeles County Superior Court Appointed Mediator; Los Angeles County Superior Court Appointed Settlement Officer; Los Angeles County Judge Pro-Tem
    • Member of California Bar; Admitted to United States District Court (Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts); Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; Litigation Section of State Bar of California (past); Los Angeles County Bar Association; litigation section (past)
    • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2003

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • General Counsel, Lutheran High School, La Verne, California

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Continuing Insurance Defense Lecturer and Moderator: Seminar Lecturer: Conducting an Effective Cross-Examination, November, 2002; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in California, January, 2001; Expert witnesses: Case Breakers, July, 1997; Topic, Arbitrations, Las Vegas Seminar, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers, 1992; Seminar Moderator: Topic, Taking and Defending Expert Depositions, Southern California Defense Counsel Seminar, May, 1995; Topic, Claims and Defense Perspectives on Handling a Litigated File, Southern California Defense Counsel Seminar, July, 1995


    • I have jury 106 trials. I have been successful in over 90% of those cases tried to a jury verdict. In representing defendants in 106 jury trials I have 72 defense judgments. 

    Representative Clients:

    • I have represented major insurance companies and publicly traded companies.

    Educational Background:

    • Pacific Lutheran University, B.A. with high honors
    • M.A. in Humanities (American Literature) at Pacific Lutheran University

    Industry Groups

    • Insurance Industry
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    Office Location for Jay S. McClaugherty

    222 E Huntington Dr
    Suite 230
    Monrovia, CA 91016

    Phone: 626-821-1100

    Fax: 626-821-2626

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