John H. Shaffery

Top rated Transportation & Maritime attorney in Santa Clarita, California

Poole Shaffery
John H. Shaffery
Poole Shaffery

Practice Areas: Transportation & Maritime, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation view more

Licensed in California since: 1992

Education: Southwestern Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2024

Poole Shaffery

25350 Magic Mountain Parkway
Suite 250
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 Phone: 661-666-4270 Email: John H. Shaffery Visit website


Together with David Poole, John H. Shaffery founded the law firm of Poole Shaffery in 1998 to provide high-quality legal services to both business and corporate clients.

The focus of the firm’s practices’ is civil litigation, and the firm assists clients from 5 offices located throughout the Southern and Central California in matters pertaining to the following:

·         Transportation cases

·         Personal injury general defense

·         Employment litigation defense

Business Transaction

Business Litigation


Mr. Shaffery is a 1991 graduate of Southwestern Law School, and he has dedicated his career to advocating for positive outcomes for his clients. He has over 30 years of trial experience. His extensive litigation experience serves to benefit his clients facing complex legal concerns, and he has argued appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal. He is also a member of the United States Supreme Court.

A noted and highly respected part of the legal community, John H. Shaffery is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA). He is also a member of the Themis Advocates Group, which is a national association of prominent trial lawyers. He previously served as chairman of the board for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and helped to found the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation.

He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. Not only is John H. Shaffery known for his success and tenacious advocacy inside the courtroom, he is a guest lecturer at conferences and the publisher for a national newsletter pertaining to transportation, premises liability and products liability litigation - the California Tort Defender.

*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

Transportation/Maritime, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense

First Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Founding Principal and current Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the  Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Chairman of the Board, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Member of American Board of Trial Advocates

  • AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized as a California “Super Lawyer” in 2005, 2006 and 2009-2023, Super Lawyers
Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Publishes monthly report on trends; regulations; case law; verdicts and settlements and case results of toxic tort product liability matters occurring through out the State of California, The CaliforniaToxic Tort Defender, Manufacturing; Distributors; Retail; Wholesale; School Districts; Public Agencies And Institutions
  • Publishes monthly newsletter discussing trends; changes in California State law as well as Federal law and regulatuions; verdicts and settlement affecting business owners and managers with a special emphasis on Employment and Labor law; Intellectual Property law; Business Purchase and Sale; and Corporate law., The SideBar, For Any Employer Regardless Of Industry; Business Owners And Business Managers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California State Bar
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • All Federal District Courts in California
  • Member, Trucking Insurance Defense Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Themis Advocates Group
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
  • Themis Advocates Group
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Fasuyi v. Permatex, Inc. (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 681
  • Rodriguez v. Panama Joe's L.A.S.C. BC 627538 August 2018

  • Fasuyi v. Permatex (Alameda County, Case No. RG 06-281952)
  • Bockrath v. Aldrich Chemical Co., Inc. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 71 [86 Cal.Rptr.2d 846, 980 P.2d 398]
  • Pierson v. Tower Beverly (Los Angeles County Case No. SC 089453)
  • Treatt USA, Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County (Court of Appeal Case No. B263117)
  • Jose Hernandez v. The Superior Court; (2003) 112 Cal.App.4th 285, 4 Cal.Rptr.3d 883
  • Nu-Way Live Oak v. Genlyte Thomas Group (Los Angeles County, Case No. KC 050925)
  • Aldridge v. Philips Electronics (Sacramento County Case No. 34-2009-00054615)
  • Gutierrez v. Bondo Corp. (Los Angeles County Case No. BC256947)
  • Ward v. Fotokem (Los Angeles County Case No. EC038129)
  • Thomas A. Bockrath v. Aldrich Chemical Co., Inc, et al. (1999) 86 Cal. Rptr. 2d 846
  • Maxton vs. Western States Metals (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 81
  • Stump v. Collins (Orange County Case No. 30-2009 00117250)
  • Maxton v. Western States Metals (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 81 [136 Cal.Rptr.3d 630].
  • Pierson v. Tower Beverly (Court of Appeal Case No. B221488)
  • Poplawski v Abacus Roof Corp. et al. (Los Angeles County Case No. BC 550770)
Educational Background:
  • Florida Institute of Technology, School of Aeronautics, B.S., 1982
Industry Groups:
  • Aviation
  • Buses
  • Limos
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Restaurant Hospitality
  • Trucking

Office location for John H. Shaffery

25350 Magic Mountain Parkway
Suite 250
Santa Clarita, CA 91355


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2024

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