John F. Denove
Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett

1925 Century Park East
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90067, United States
Phone: 310-277-4857
Areas of Practice
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts

Practice/Organization Description

Litigation is a battle; a trial is a war. Jack's philosophy in law as in life is best summed up by a quote of Winston Churchill: "Never give in. Never, Never, Never, Never." That philosophy has served him well by giving him the drive to become a Junior Golden Gloves boxing champion, a third degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, and to receive the honor of Trial Lawyer of the Year.

For more than thirty 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 & premises liability.

He holds the designation of Diplomate, the highest rank of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He currently serves as the President of Italian American Lawyers. He has served as President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and 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, the Los Angeles Chapter of ABOTA & 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. He is currently a member of the Judicial Council's Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee.

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 to be included in the Super Lawyers of Southern California list for several years.

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.

Jack has received the Consumer Attorneys of California-California Trial Lawyers Association Presidential Award of Merit in 1994, 1996 and 2000, and the Pollock Award in 2006. He has received the Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Trail Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Presidential Award in 1995 and 2008, and the Ted Horn Memorial Award in 2001.

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.

Bar Admissions

California, 1976

U.S. District Court Central District of California

U.S. District Court Southern District of California

U.S. District Court Eastern District of California


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, June, 1976


Professional Associations & 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

Honors and Awards

Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association

– Trial Lawyer of the Year - 1993

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

– Presidential Award - 2008

– Ted Horn Memorial Award - 2001

– Certificate of Appreciation - 1997

– Presidential Award - 1996

California Trial Lawyers Association

– Presidential Award of Merit - 1994

– Outstanding Achievement Award - 1990

Consumer Attorneys of California

– Presidential Award of Merit - 2008

– Edward I. Pollack Award - 2006

– Outstanding President of the Year Award - 2000

– Presidential Award of Merit - 2000

– Trench Soldier Award - 2000


– Trench Soldier Award - 1991

Century City Chamber of Commerce

– Men of Achievement Award - 2003

Metropolitan News Enterprises

– Person of the Year - 2010

Selected for Inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers list

– Super Lawyer list, 2016;

– Super Lawyer list, 2015;

– Super Lawyer list, 2014;

– Super Lawyer list, 2013;

– Super Lawyer list, 2012;

– Super Lawyer list, 2011;

– Super Lawyer list, 2010;

– Super Lawyer list, 2009;

– Super Lawyer list, 2008;

– Super Lawyer list, 2007;

– Super Lawyer list, 2006;

– Super Lawyer list, 2005;

Selected for Inclusion in Southern California Best lawyers list

– Best Attorneys list 2010;


- Selected for Inclusion in Top 500 Plaintiff Attorneys in America list, 2009;

- Selected for Inclusion in Top 500 Plaintiff Attorneys in America list, 2007;

Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America list

- Best Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation list, 2007;

California Trial Lawyers Association

- Outstanding Achievement Award, 1990

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