John C. Taylor

Top rated personal injury attorney in Manhattan Beach, California

Taylor & Ring
John C. Taylor
Taylor & Ring

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Products liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 1977

Education: University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Taylor & Ring

1230 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 360
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Visit website


As a co-founder of Taylor & Ring, John C. Taylor is dedicated to serving clients in Los Angeles, California, and throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego and Ventura counties. He focuses his practice on personal injury, generally handling cases that involve serious injuries, products liability and wrongful death. He also handles insurance bad faith, faulty road design, general negligence, civil rights and employees' rights cases.

Mr. Taylor completed his undergraduate education at Ohio University. He then went on to earn a law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Taylor has tried over 100 cases involving a wide range of complex legal matters. He aggressively advocates for his clients' rights and strives to help them achieve favorable resolutions to their legal issues. Mr. Taylor has helped to secure numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $57.5 million verdict in an insurance bad faith case related to an aviation accident and a $14.4 million verdict in a negligence case involving an asphalt truck that was improperly serviced and caused an accident. For his successes, Mr. Taylor holds an Avvo "Superb" rating; he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; and he has been named in The Best Lawyers in America.**

An active member of the legal community, Mr. Taylor frequently contributes to seminars and speaks regularly at a number of professional association events. He is a member of several organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Public Justice. Since 1985, Mr. Taylor has served on the board of governors for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

** The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Sexual abuse - plaintiff

  • 70% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 30% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Selected as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine's Super Lawyers Publication, Since 2007
  • Recipient, Superb (10 out of 10) Rating on the website
  • "Top 10 Lawyers", Southern California list, 2011
  • Recipient, "Trial Lawyer of the Year" Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 1988
  • Selected, Southern California Super Lawyers (2004 – present)
  • "Trial Lawyer of the Year", by Verdictum Juris, 1992
  • Named in the Prestigious Woodward & White's Publication The Best Lawyers in America
  • Named to Lawdragon's list of "500 Leading Lawyers in America"
  • $14.4 million verdict in a negligence case. Pascua/White vs. Industrial Asphalt
  • $18.6 million verdict for negligent entrustment of an automobile. Mallabo v. Wan Hai Lines (America)
  • $5.4 million verdict in a sexual assault case. Janice H. v. Here Lounge
  • $57.5 million verdict in an insurance bad faith action. Santesson v. Beech Aircraft
  • $8.75 million verdict in a wrongful death case. Montalvo v. Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker on Ethics, Loyola University School of Law
  • Speaker on Trial Advocacy, Whittier School of Law
  • Speaker, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Speaker, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Speaker, American Bar Association's Products Liability Division
  • Speaker, ABOTA Inns of Court
  • Speaker, Nevada and Orange County Trial Lawyer Associations
Educational Background:
  • Ohio University
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), Sustaining Member
  • Sacramento County Public Defenders' Office, Clerk
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Sustaining Member
  • Member of the Board of Governors of Public Counsel
  • CAALA, Board of Governors- Since 1985, Sustaining Member and Emeritus board member- 1997
  • American Board of Trial Lawyers, Diplomate

Office location for John C. Taylor

1230 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 360
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: 310-209-4100

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