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James J. Yukevich

James J. Yukevich, Partner

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Office: Los Angeles

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TEL (213) 362-7777 Ext. 212

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Mr. Yukevich began his law career as an Assistant District Attorney, in Bronx County, New York, where he served for four years as a member of the Homicide Unit and the Major Offense Unit. Since then, he has amassed more than 30 years of courtroom experience as a trial lawyer. He has taken verdicts in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Arizona, Florida, Utah, and Washington, for the most part in high-stakes product liability and commercial cases. He has served as National Counsel to major consumer products manufacturers. He has argued before the Appellate Courts of the State of California and the California Supreme Court.

With an outstanding record at trial, Mr. Yukevich has overcome difficult challenges on liability and damages, especially in high exposure cases. A detailed summary of trials and results is available upon request. As a result of these favorable results, he has been honored as a Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine every year since 2014. He has also been named to Best Lawyers in America every year since 2008. Mr. Yukevich was also selected by Best Lawyers as the 2015 Los Angeles Product Liability Defense Lawyer of the Year.

Representative Matters

  • Aslan v. Ferrari North America, Inc.Read Details
    United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA – April 24, 2019
  • Johnson v. Systems XT, Inc.Read Details
    California Court of Appeal, Second District, Los Angeles, CA – March 27, 2019
  • Herbert v. Takata CorporationRead Details
    San Bernardino Superior Court, San Bernardino, CA – March 16, 2017
  • Khosh, Al v. Staples Construction CompanyRead Details
    California Court of Appeal, Second District, Los Angeles, CA – October 27, 2016
  • Jensen v. BNSFJensen v. BNSF
    United States District Courthouse, San Francisco, CA – November 6, 2015
  • Marquez v. Chevron U.S.A, Inc. et. al.Read Details
    Santa Monica Superior Court, Santa Monica, CA – October 6, 2014
  • Osborne v. Todd Farm Service, et al.Read Details
    Ventura Superior Court, Ventura, CA – July 30, 2014
  • Acuna v. Riddell, Inc.Read Details
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2014
  • Sohn v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.Read Details
    Van Nuys Superior Court, Van Nuys, CA – August 15, 2013
  • Pillars v. BNSF Railway Co.Read Details
    Norwalk Superior Court, Norwalk, CA – May 9, 2013
  • Petitpas v. Ford Motor CompanyRead Details
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – August, 2012
  • Padilla v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
    United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA – 2012
  • Steiner v. Ford Motor Company et. al.Read Details
    Santa Barbara Superior Court, Santa Barbara, CA – October 3, 2011
  • Charles v. Mountain View Mobile Home EstatesRead Details
    San Bernardino Superior Court, San Bernardino, CA – 2011
  • Rodriguez v. General Dynamics Armanent and Technical Products, Inc.
    United States District Court, Honolulu, HI – November 30, 2010
  • Eubanks v. KBC America Inc.Read Details
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – November 23, 2010
  • Bostani v. Whitehall St. et. al.
    San Diego Superior Court North Division, Vista, CA – August 20, 2010
  • Houck v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co.
    Alameda Superior Court, Alameda, CA – June 1, 2010
  • Zhao v. Cox Enterprises, Inc.
    Verdicts & Decisions – 2010
  • Harsha v. ServiceMaster Co. et. al.
    San Bernardino Superior Court, San Bernardino, CA – February 1, 2010
  • Novak v. Pizza Hut, Inc.
    San Diego Superior Court, San Diego, CA – January 4, 2010
  • Goebel v. Ford Motor CompanyRead Details
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – November 23, 2009
  • Deal v. Michelin North America, Inc.Read Details
    United States District Court, Las Vegas, NV – April 21, 2009
  • Jones v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    Single-vehicle rollover accident, alleged design defects in roof structure, plaintiff sustained spinal injury resulting in quadriplegia. Defense Verdict.
    Central Civil West Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – March 13, 2009
  • Keddington v. Michelin North America, Inc.
    March 3, 2008
  • Gaudry v. Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Two-vehicle accident alleged design and warning defects in Honda Reflex scooter, plaintiff sustained severe leg injury requiring amputation. Result: Defense verdict.
    Burbank Superior Court, Burbank, CA – December 24, 2007
  • Arroyo v. Ford Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident following claimed unintended acceleration, alleged cruise control system defect, moderate injuries, punitive damages allegations. Result: Defense verdict.
    Miami-Dade County Court, Miami, FL – October 2, 2007
  • Baez v. L&L Machinery IncRead Details
    Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court, Rancho Cucamonga, CA – February 11, 2007
  • Delloro v. Michelin North America, Inc.
    Cargo van rollover, alleged tire defect, brain injury. Defense verdict.
    Los Angeles, California – August 18, 2006
  • Wheeler v. The Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad Company
    Orange County Central Justice Center, Santa Ana, CA – 2006
  • Hidaka/Hartman v. Michelin North America, Inc.
    Verdicts & Decisions – 2006
  • Cabrera v. Isuzu Motors, Ltd.
    Sport-utility vehicle rollover, alleged seat defect, catastrophic injuries, punitive damages allegations. Mistrial due to hung jury; directed verdict for defense on punitive damages claim.
    Central Civil West Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – October 1, 2005
  • Parks v. Michelin North America et. al.Read Details
    Riverside Superior Court, Riverside, CA – March 14, 2005
  • Tepei v. Michelin North AmericaRead Details
    Lewis County Court, Chehalis, WA – April 23, 2004
  • Knottā€™s Berry Farm v. Togo International
    Orange County Central Justice Center, Santa Ana, CA – October 29, 2003
  • Watts v. Ford Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident following claimed unintended acceleration, alleged cruise control system defect, catastrophic injury. Result: Defense verdict.
    Sacramento County Superior Court, Sacramento, CA – October 1, 2003
  • Reyes v. Hyundai Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident, fatal injury to parent, catastrophic injuries to minor, multiple alleged crashworthiness defects. Defense verdict.
    Orange County Superior Court, Santa Ana, CA – October 1, 2001
  • Carver v. Michelin North America
    Pick-up truck rollover, alleged tire defect, quadriplegic injury. Settled during trial.
    San Diego Superior Court, San Diego, CA – September 4, 2001
  • Jenkins v. Hyundai Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident, alleged roof and restraint system defects, quadriplegic injury. Defense verdict.
    Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court, Rancho Cucamonga, CA – October 1, 1997
  • Park v. Mazda Motor Corporation
    Minivan rollover, seatbelted child ejected, alleged restraint system defect, severe head injury. Defense verdict.
    Riverside Superior Court, Riverside, CA – October 1, 1995
  • Moore v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    All-terrain vehicle accident, alleged stability and warning defects, catastrophic spinal cord injury. Defense verdict.
    San Francisco Superior Court, San Francisco, CA – October 1, 1993
  • Vandenburg v. Honda Research & Development Co.
    Atlantic County Superior Court, Atlantic City, NJ – November 21, 1990