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John F. Denove

John F. Denove

1925 Century Park East, Suite 800
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States

Telephone: 310-277-4857
Firm: Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett
Practice Overview:
Attorneys at Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett have successfully represented clients for over thirty-five years in train accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, insurance bad faith and catastrophic injury and wrongful death actions.

Our active and successful trial practice is conducted on a statewide basis by trial attorneys skilled and experienced in virtually all areas of civil litigation. The attorneys at Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett have tried cases before juries in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Kern County, Fresno County, Kings County, Santa Clara County, Sacramento County, and the United States District Court.

We have appeared on behalf of our clients in the United States Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th District, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, United States Court of Claims, Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation and the Appellate Department of the Los Angeles Superior Court.


Professional Profile:
For forty years. Jack's goal has been to become the best trial lawyer he can be. As a California trial attorney, Jack has tried more than 100 civil cases before a jury. He has been invited to and has lectured to both attorneys and physicians. These lectures include such topics as trial practice, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, products liability and premises liability.

He holds the designation of Diplomate, the highest rank of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is the immediate past President of the Italian American Lawyers Association and he has served as President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Cowboy Lawyers Association. He has been on the Board of Governors and on the Executive Committee of numerous trial lawyer associations, including the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

He has been formally recognized as one of the attorneys who assisted the task force in the preparation of the Judicial Council of California CACI jury instructions.

As a California medical malpractice attorney, Jack has successfully represented clients for 30 years throughout California in several types of medical malpractice and medical negligence cases, including wrongful death, birth injuries, mis-diagnosis, surgical errors, emergency room errors, medication errors, nursing errors and other types of medical negligence

As a California insurance bad faith attorney, Jack has helped clients whose insurance claims have been wrongfully denied, or their insurance coverage canceled without merit. When an insurance company is sued for bad faith, it has the money to hire the best defense attorneys. Jack believes the victim of insurance bad faith has the right to an attorney with at least as much experience. With his knowledge of insurance practice, Jack levels the playing field for his clients by aggressively defending his client's rights. He and his partners and associates have successfully handled insurance bad faith cases against numerous insurance companies.

He was selected by his peers to be included in the 2008 and the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation. He is recognized as one of the Top 500 Plaintiff Attorneys in the United States by LawDragon. The Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association voted Jack as Trial Lawyer of the Year and he has also been selected as a Super Lawyer of Southern California for every year consecutively since 2005. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale- Hubbell.

He has received recognition from the Members of Congress of the United States of America, California Senate, the California Legislature, the Los Angeles Superior Court, the County of Los Angels, the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the Los Angeles City Attorney, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the Metropolitan News Enterprise.

In addition to being the immediate past President of the Italian American Lawyers Association, Jack has served as the President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Cowboy Lawyers Association. He received the Consumer Attorneys of California-California Trial Lawyers Association Presidential Award of Merit and the Pollock Award.

Despite his numerous individual accomplishments and awards, Jack believes the best interest of the client is served by a solid team effort by all of the attorneys and staff of the law firm.

UndergraduateLoyola Law SchoolJD1976

Affiliations & Memberships:
American Board of Trial Advocates
– Incoming Vice President - Los Angeles Chapter
– Secretary - Los Angeles Chapter - 2007 to 2011
– Executive Committee - Los Angeles Chapter - 2002 to present
– Diplomate - 2001 to present
– Advocate - 1993 to 2000
– Associate - 1983 to 1992
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
– Board of Governors - 1986 to 1994
– Member - 1978 to 1994
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
– Executive Committee - 2001 to 2004
– President - 2000
– President-Elect - 1999
– First Vice-President - 1998
– Second Vice-President - 1997
– Secretary - 1996
– Treasurer - 1995
– Member - 1994 to present
ABOTA Inn of Court
– Secretary - 1990 to 1996
– Member 1987 to 2009
Consumer Attorneys Public Education Fund
– President - 2001
– Board of Governors - 1997 to 2000; 2002
Consumer Attorneys Of California
–Incoming Treasurer
– Board of Directors - 2007 to 2011
– Board of Governors - 2001 to 2007
– Member - 1995 to present
California Trial Lawyers Association
– Member - 1982 to 1994
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
– Member 1984 to 2007
American Association for Justice
– Member - 2007 to present
Italian American Lawyers Association
– President 2010
– President-Elect 2009
– Vice President - 2008
– Board of Governors - 2004 to 2007
– Member - 1977 to present
Los Angeles County Bar Association
– Executive Committee of Litigation Section - 2000 to 2004
– Member 1977 to present
Cowboy Lawyers Association
– President - 2004
– Board of Governors - 1989 to present
– Ride Committee Chairman - 2003
– Secretary - 1991 to 1994
– Member - 1989 to present
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
– Member 1995 to present