John Nojima is a partner of Lederer and Nojima, LLP, and specializes in representing clients who have experienced a wide variety of personal injury cases.
John Nojima grew up in a primarily working class area of Torrance, California, where he was the first in his family to graduate from college. He attended California State Dominguez Hills on a basketball scholarship and was Captain and All Conference on the Men’s Basketball team, a California Rhodes Scholar finalist, the CSUDH Outstanding Graduate, and the Woody Hayes Male NCAA Division II Scholar Athlete of the Year. He then earned his MBA with a dual emphasis in Finance and Marketing at Loyola Marymount University where he attended on an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship and a research grant. After quickly souring on the corporate world, he attended law school at Pepperdine University where he focused his interests on litigation. After graduating from law school at Pepperdine University and 5 years of working for a large corporate insurance defense firm, he left to form his own firm where he focused solely on helping his clients fight against the same insurance companies he used to represent
In his busy personal injury practice at Lederer and Nojima, LLP, he now represents many of the same kinds of people that he grew up with – public servants, cops, teachers, utilities workers and professionals. As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, John has represented literally thousands of clients and cases over the past 19 years, ranging from auto, truck, motorcycle and MTA accidents, to slip and fall cases, to injuries to children, to construction and building site accidents, to burns from tattoo removal – to name just a few. These unfortunate accidents often result in life changing injuries and medical conditions, including catastrophic injuries and brain and spinal cord injuries that require the most personal, professional and long term – and often highly expensive – medical care and attention. When an individual’s life is forever changed and diminished by an injury and the worker experiences a life altering disability, monetary damages must be rightfully obtained so that the client may live his or her life in the most balanced and repaired state possible. As John says, he likes to “right the ship physically, emotionally and financially.”
John will aggressively fight for his client’s rightful compensation. As a Los Angeles car accident attorney, John will utilize his years of legal experience and knowledge in order for his client to receive all rightfully due compensation. Insurance companies must be held accountable and responsible and fulfill their duty to compensate the insured and injured. Realizing that every client deserves the best representation possible, John will take the case to court and to trial whenever it is necessary. On the other hand, if the best results can be obtained via a settlement and a potentially lengthy and involved trial can be avoided, John Nojima will settle on his client’s behalf – with his client’s involvement, permission and understanding. John will stay in contact with the client to make sure he or she is aware of and in agreement with all important decisions. Handling each case personally, John makes sure each client receives the thorough medical evaluations and diagnostics from expert physicians, surgeons and medical specialists as is needed. Therefore, when John goes to court or mediation – a large percentage of cases are settled on the client’s behalf prior to trial in mediation – he has the specific medical, technical and legal information necessary to take his case forward to its best possible resolution. He estimates that he has received and/or settled some $30 – $40 million in damages and compensation on behalf of his clients.
John Nojima, Attorney of Law, Lederer and Nojima, LLP, specializes in representing clients who have experienced a wide variety of personal injury cases. He will provide you with the representation that you need in your most difficult and challenging situations. John Nojima is available for a free personal consultation.