John B. Larson

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John B. Larson – Insurance Attorney

Managing Partner

Acclaimed insurance attorney. Champion of business rights.

John Larson has extensive experience helping clients resolve business issues effectively and efficiently.

Since 1983, John has litigated and tried a wide range of commercial cases, general liability matters, construction defect matters, product liability matters, insurance coverage matters and general tort liability cases, including toxic tort litigation and coverage litigation arising from toxic tort cases. He’s also represented several governmental agencies with respect to governmental tort liability.

He’s the author of continuing education programs regarding insurance coverage issues, current trends in construction defect litigation and a primer on civil litigation: Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Basics. Recently, the Californian Department of Insurance recertified two of his courses for the Continuing Education for the Insurance Industry: Additional Insured, Crawford, Subrogation…Who’s on First and The Importance of Being Earnest: Why Ethical Decision-Making Matters.

He is a frequent speaker to industry groups regarding insurance and general liability issues, and also on pressing topics in the transportation industry. In 1988, he was appointed by the Los Angeles Superior Court as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Since then, John has conducted numerous private mediations and arbitrations on a variety of complicated issues. John is on the employment panel for employment arbitration for NAMS.

He holds a degree in business administration and public administration from the Minnesota State University at Mankato, and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law, where he graduated with honors.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Matters
  • General Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Product Liability
  • General Tort Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Cover Litigation
  • Transportation Matters
  • Freight Cargo Matters

Bar Admissions

  • California State and Court of Appeal
  • Utah State Courts
  • U.S District Court Central District of California
  • U.S District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.s district Court – Utah


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • With Honors
  • Minnesota University, Mankato, Minnesota
    • Business Administration and Public Administration

Representative Cases

  • Stonewall Insurance Company, v. City of Palos Verdes, 46 Ca4th 1810, 1996, Cal.App.Ct., 1996139378
  • Shannon v. Sims, 164 Ca3rd 907, 1985, Cal.App.Ct., 1985109378

Professional Associations and Membership

  • State and Federal Bar Associations, Member
  • Truck Insurance Defense Association, Member
  • The California Trucking Association, Member
  • The American Truck Association, Member
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Member
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Employment Panel Arbitrator for NAMS


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