Jordan Blumenfeld-James

Jordan Blumenfeld-James

Associate

Jordan Blumenfeld-James is an associate attorney with Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC, who first joined the firm in 2008.

Jordan has been a member of trial teams that have obtained numerous verdicts in State and Federal Court. He has tried cases involving toxic torts, defective products, and other catastrophic injuries in different jurisdictions across the country, including courts in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and New Jersey. Jordan was part of the trial team that tried Kelemen v. Alfa Laval, Inc., which was recognized by Verdict Search as a Top 100 Verdict of 2009 and was ranked number 50. Jordan was admitted to practice law in California in 2004 and is licensed by the Supreme Court of California.

Jordan has been included on the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listing continuously from 2011 through 2018. He has been an invited speaker at attorney seminars for both plaintiff and defense attorneys, and is a member of the American Association for Justice.

Jordan graduated Cum Laude from American University Washington College of Law in 2004. While attending law school, Jordan was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Prior to law school, Jordan graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on oppression, law, and society in Europe and America in the 20th Century. He authored a thesis focusing on colonialism’s causal relationship with the genocide in Rwanda.

Practice Areas

  • Toxic Torts
  • Mesothelioma/Asbestos
  • Products Liability

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, 2004, J.D., Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2001, B.A., Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California (2004)

Representative Cases

Coulbourn v. Crane Co.and The William Powell Company, United States District Court, Arizona, CV 13-08141-PCT-SRB

Practice Area: Mesothelioma/Asbestos
Date: Apr 22, 2016
Outcome: Significant verdict for Plaintiff, including compensatory damages and punitive damages against Crane Co. and The William Powell Co.
Description: George Coulbourn contracted mesothelioma and died as a result of exposure to asbestos, including from products sold by Crane Co. and William Powell. Plaintiffs proved that the Defendants knew that asbestos was deadly for decades yet never warned Mr. Coulbourn of the dangers or took any precautions to protect him. The Jury found that both companies were responsible for contributing to cause Mr. Coulbourn’s death, and awarded compensatory and punitive damages.

Kelemen v. John Crane, Los Angeles County, California Superior Court, BC 384059

Practice Area: Mesothelioma/Asbestos
Date: October 20, 2009
Outcome: Significant verdict for Plaintiff, including compensatory damages and punitive damages against John Crane
Description: David Kelemen contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos from various equipment and products while serving in the United States Navy, including from gaskets and packing sold by John Crane. Plaintiffs proved that John Crane knew that asbestos was deadly for decades yet never warned Mr. Kelemen of the dangers or took any precautions to protect him. The Jury found that John Crane was responsible for contributing to cause Mr. Kelemen’s disease, and awarded compensatory and punitive damages.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomson Reuters (2011 – 2018)
  • Top 50 Verdicts in the United States (2009) – Kelemen v. John Crane

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member (2008 – Present)
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