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Jeffrey A. Worthe
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jworthe@whwlawcorp.com

Jeffrey A. Worthe is the Managing Partner in the law firm of Worthe Hanson & Worthe, a Law Corporation. He was born October 22, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1978. He received his Bachelors Degree from Iona College in 1963, and his Juris Doctor degree from Western State University School of Law in 1978.

Mr. Worthe has been involved in the insurance/claims/litigation arena since 1964. He served as the Manager, Insurance - Claims for Pan American World Airways when he decided to go into private practice in 1979. His background involves purchasing insurance and handling claims on an international level for a major airline. He has litigated successfully all areas of aviation matters, including commercial and general aviation, aviation products, airports and fixed based operators. He has worked closely with major aviation insurers.

Mr. Worthe has also been involved in transportation litigation, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability litigation, corporate and business litigation, construction litigation, and chemical/agricultural litigation. He further has significant experience representing employers in wrongful termination/sexual harassment disputes.

Having worked for an insurance company in the claims area and a major corporation in the Risk Management area, Mr. Worthe has a full working knowledge of insurance industry standards and practices, and it contributes to his ability to successfully litigate a wide variety of matters.

Mr. Worthe resides in Tustin, California with his wife Elaina.

EDUCATION:

  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California 1978

  • Iona College, B.A. 1963

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • California, 1978

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1978

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1978

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1980

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1991

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995

  • U.S. District Court of Arizona, 1996

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Aviation Related Matters

  • Products Liability

  • Transportation Litigation - Trucking

  • Insurance Coverage Disputes

  • Automobile Litigation

  • Premises Liability Litigation

  • Corporate and Business Litigation

  • Construction Litigation

  • Chemical/Agricultural Litigation

  • Employer/Employee Disputes

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

PUBLICATIONS/SEMINARS:

  • Cargo and Baggage Claims Manual for Pan American World Airways

  • Worldwide Customer Clams Handling Manual (Co-Author)

  • Automobile Law Committee Newsletter (Co-Author), American Bar Association

  • Speaker, Worldwide Airline Customer Relations Conference

  • Speaker, Orange County and Los Angeles County Bar Association Meetings

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Los Angeles County - Civil Arbitrator

  • Orange County - Civil Arbitrator

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 1991

  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 1994

  • Appointed Vice-Chair, Committee on Automobile Law

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Premises Liability Section 1995-1996

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Insurance Coverage Section

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Premises Liability Section

  • Business and Professional Liability Committee

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Transportation Section, 1996-1997

  • Business and Professional Liability Committee

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Premises Transportation Section, 1997-1998

  • Co-Chairman Business and Professional Liability Committee

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Member

  • Orange County Bar Association - Member

  • Federal Bar Association - Member

  • Defense Research Institute - Member

  • Association Internationale de Droit de Assurances

  • (International Association for Insurance Law) - Member

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Member, Client Relations Committee

  • International Society of Air Safety Investigators - Member

  • Federal Bar Association, Transportation Division - Member

  • American Bar Association, Aviation Section - Member

  • Southern California Defense Counsel - Member

  • Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association - Member

  • Aviation Insurance Association - Member

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS:

  • Chase, Rotchford, Drukker & Bogust, 1979-1996 Managing Partner, Orange County Office

  • Worthe, Shaver & Hanson, Managing Partner, 1996-2003

  • Ferruzzo & Worthe, Co-Managing Partner, 2003-6/30/05

  • Worthe Hanson & Worthe, Managing Partner, July 1, 2005 to present




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