“I’d been working on my own for quite a while. I decided recently … that the best place for me would be at a firm where I can do the sort of work that I like to do — primarily defense work — work on interesting cases that are a little more substantial than the sorts of cases that I’ve been working on while I was on my own,” John discussed when explaining his transition from operating his own law firm to joining Goldberg Segalla.
John possesses a vast pool of experience with 20 years as a litigator, practicing within the realms of business, civil, and commercial litigation. Further, he is looking forward to using this wealth of knowledge in working with his fellow attorneys within the firm. “I met a few other partners from [the East Coast]. I liked what they had to say, and the type of people they seemed to be and the way they wanted to practice law. It seemed like a very good fit for me.”
“Goldberg Segalla Boosts Litigation Group In Orange County,” Law360, June 13, 2022
John M. Whelan is a highly skilled litigator with more than 20 years of experience in commercial, business, and civil litigation. He defends a wide range of clients in insurance defense, premises liability, product liability, management and professional liability, construction injury, environmental, aviation, maritime, and personal injury matters. John has handled all aspects of civil litigation from pre-litigation investigation to preparation of pleadings, motion practice, factual and expert discovery, pretrial preparation, settlement negotiation, mediation, trial, post-trial and appeal in California’s superior and federal courts.