Jay S. McClaugherty

Jay S. McClaugherty 
Managing Partner 
McClaugherty & Associates
250 W. Colorado Blvd., Suite 250
Arcadia, California 91007

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV 
Listed in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates: Advocate Rank
* Listed as a 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013  “Super Lawyer” of Southern California

 

EXPERIENCE

McCLAUGHERTY & ASSOCIATES, Arcadia, California
Civil Trial Work: 84 Jury Trials;
50 defense verdicts
78 verdicts at or below offer
93% success rate in trial

                                                  

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Elected to Board of Directors of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
for 1997; Co-Chairman of Seminar Committee of Southern California Defense
Counsel (1995; 1996); Los Angeles County Superior Court Appointed
Arbitrator; Los Angeles County Superior Court Appointed Mediator;
Los Angeles County Superior Court Appointed Settlement Officer;
Los Angeles County Judge Pro-Tem

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Civil Trial Work: Insurance Defense

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member of California Bar; Admitted to United States District Court (Southern,
Northern, Central and Eastern Districts); Association of Southern California
Defense Counsel; Litigation Section of State Bar of California (past);
Los Angeles County Bar Association; litigation section (past)

JURY TRIAL SPECIALIZATION

Practice is solely devoted to the preparation and trial of significant
jury trial cases in State and Federal Court

LECTURER ON THE LAW

Continuing Insurance Defense Lecturer and Moderator: Seminar Lecturer:
Conducting an Effective Cross-Examination, November, 2002;
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in California,
January, 2001; Expert witnesses: Case Breakers, July,
1997; Topic, Arbitrations, Las Vegas Seminar, Los
Angeles Trial Lawyers, 1992; Seminar Moderator:
Topic, Taking and Defending Expert Depositions,
Southern California Defense Counsel Seminar,
May, 1995; Topic, Claims and Defense
Perspectives on Handling a Litigated
File, Southern California Defense
Counsel Seminar, July, 1995

LEGAL EDUCATION

University of San Diego School of Law: Juris Doctorate

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Pacific Lutheran University, B.A. with high honors

POST GRADUATE EDUCATION

Completed Post Graduate course work on M.A. in Humanities (American Literature)
at Pacific Lutheran University

PRO BONO

General Counsel, Lutheran High School, La Verne, California

 

*Listing was awarded as a result of a blue ribbon panel of lawyers selecting the top 1% of lawyers by specialty; results were listed in a supplement to Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Los Angeles Magazine.