BIOGRAPHY

“My number-one priority is to help injury victims obtain the full financial recovery they deserve after suffering life changing injuries from a serious accident. I’m honored to work for a law firm that genuinely cares, and I can’t wait to see what we’re able to accomplish as a team in 2021 and beyond”  

Jon C. Teller, Esq. is a partner and an award-winning senior trial attorney at Wilshire Law Firm. Going toe-to-toe with some of the largest insurance companies in the world, such as Allstate, Geico, Progressive, State Farm, and USAA, Jon has a proven track record of obtaining millions for his deserving clients. Jon’s hard-working demeanor has helped Wilshire Law Firm obtain 20 of the “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2020,” making up 40% percent of the list by TopVerdict.com. 

 Insurance companies with deep pockets often hire “experts” to confuse the jury in an attempt to give the victims of these tragic accidents significantly less money than they deserve. Jon stands up for the little guy and always fights vigorously for the rights of his clients while getting them the justice and financial compensation they deserve.  

 Jon specializes in catastrophic injury cases including severe spinal injuries. These life changing spinal injuries typically resolve for millions of dollars because of the significant life altering effects they have on the injured victim. 

 Jon’s work has led to world-changing results producing over $70,000,000 for his deserving clients.  In 2019, after winning the liability phase of trial that found the defendant School District 100% negligent, the case was resolved for a landmark settlement of more than $28,000,000. The result also required the School District to make changes to their policies to ensure the safety of other students to prevent injuries in the future. 

 Other recent cases have led to results of $4,500,000$3,650,000$3,550,000 and $1,625,000.  Jon has also appeared at Arbitrations, which resulted in Judges awarding his clients millions of dollars for suffering severe spinal injuries. 

 His strategic, client-first approach centers on out-preparing, out-thinking, and out-working his opponents. As a former defense attorney, Jon knows how his opponents and the insurance companies operate and uses this experience to out-strategize them to obtain incredible results for his clients. 

 Jon has been recognized as an outstanding advocate for his client year after year by the legal community. Jon has been named in The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, four years in a row – 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. He was named a 2019,2020  and 2021 SuperLawyers Rising Star. Jon has been named as “Best Lawyers Ones to Watch” in 2021.  Further, Topverdicts.com has recognized Jon for obtaining the top 20 settlements and verdicts year after year. 

 Jon attributes his success to his passionate desire to support and advocate for those in need. He spends quality time building a relationship of trust and respect with each of his clients and understands the trauma his clients and their families go through. Jon’s passionate and zealous advocacy leads his clients to obtain the best results possible. 

 Jon’s advocacy for the community extends beyond the courtroom. He serves as an Honorary Board Member for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC). In addition, Jon donates both his time and money to several charitable causes, including various school scholarship funds and organizations that help those in need of education, food, school supplies, toys for children, and medical treatment needs. 

Results

  • $28,715,000 – School District Liability (Auto v. Pedestrian)
  • $3,650,000 – Auto Collision
  • $3,550,000 – Dangerous Condition of Public Property
  • $1,650,000 – Auto v. Pedestrian
  • $1,625,986 – Auto Collision 
  • $1,250,000 – Auto v. Motorcycle
  • $1,250,000 – Auto v. Motorcycle
  • $1,220,000 – Auto collision/Underinsured / Insurance Bad Faith
  • $1,200,000 – Auto collision/Underinsured / Insurance Bad Faith
  • $1,200,000 – Toxic Tort
  • $1,112,500 – Auto v. Pedestrian
  • $1,100,000 – Auto v. Truck
  • $1,000,000 – Auto Collision
  • $1,000,000 – Auto collision/Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
  • $1,000,000 – Auto collision/Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
  • $1,000,000 – Auto v. Auto

EDUCATION


Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • State Bar of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California

Education

  • J.D., Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • B.A., York University

ACCOLADES

Awards & Leadership Roles

  • 2021 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch
  • 2018-2021 The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
  • 2020 Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • 2019-2020 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star Honoree
  • 2019 Number 1 Pedestrian Accident Settlement in the U.S., TopVerdict.com
  • 2019 Top 10 Personal Injury Settlements in the U.S., Top Verdict.com (#3)
  • 2019 Top 10 Personal Injury Settlements in California, TopVerdict.com (#2)
  • 2019 Gold Advocate Award
  • 2019 The Recorder‘s Top Verdicts and Settlements
  • 2019 The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association—Top 25
  • 2019 The Trucking Trial Lawyers Association—Top 10
  • 2018-19 The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association—Top 25
  • 2018-19 Lawyers of Distinction Honoree
  • 2018 Top Verdict Top 10 Arbitration Awards in California
  • 2018 Attorney and Practice Magazine‘s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney
  • 2018 Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2017-19 American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016 Top Verdict Top 100 Verdicts in California (20th Largest)
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating for Personal Injury Law
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Lifetime Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC)

MEDIA

Speaking Engagements:

2020 – Greatest Trial Podcasts

2020 – CAALA Seminar for Lawyers – Demand Letters prelitigation through litigation

2020 – Seminar for Lawyers – Government claims and school district liability cases

RESULTS

  • $28,715,000 – School District Liability (Auto v. Pedestrian)
  • $3,650,000 – Auto Collision
  • $3,550,000 – Dangerous Condition of Public Property
  • $1,650,000 – Auto v. Pedestrian
  • $1,625,986 – VERDICT
  • $1,250,000 – Auto v. Motorcycle
  • $1,250,000 – Auto v. Motorcycle
  • $1,220,000 – Underinsured / Insurance Bad Faith
  • $1,200,000 – Underinsured / Insurance Bad Faith
  • $1,200,000 – Toxic Tort
  • $1,112,500 – Auto v. Pedestrian
  • $1,100,000 – Auto v. Truck
  • $1,000,000 – Auto Collision
  • $1,000,000 – Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
  • $1,000,000 – Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
  • $1,000,000 – Auto v. Auto

RECOGNITIONS


Who We Are

Wilshire Law Firm is an award-winning personal injury, employment, aviation, and class action law firm that has been serving clients for nearly 15 years. Our team of more than 200 professionals is ready to serve you!

Our Attorneys

Our experienced lawyers have received numerous prestigious awards and accolades for their legal excellence and dedicated client service. We even have attorneys who are named among the top 1% of lawyers nationwide.

Proven Results

Our law firm has helped thousands of clients, recovering more than $900 million in verdicts and settlements on their behalf. We have a reputation for winning even the most difficult and complex cases!

>