Jonathan C. Teller

Wilshire Law Firm - San Diego
Wilshire Law Firm - San Diego
460 S. June St. 12th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020 United States
Los AngelesCA 90020
(213) 335-2402
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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, AAA, and State Farm, Jon has a proven track record of obtaining righteous verdicts of millions of dollars for his deserving clients. Jon’s hard-working demeanor has helped his clients obtain 20 of the Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2020, making up 40% of the list by TopVerdict.com. 


Jon’s determination to fight for individuals against huge insurance corporations led to his nomination for Attorney of the Year by Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) in 2020. In 2021, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) nominated Jon as Trial Lawyer of the Year. 


Insurance companies with deep pockets often hire “experts” to confuse and trick the jury, attempting to give victims of tragic incidents significantly less money than they deserve. As a result, many injured parties are left with little to no money for the medical expenses they face. Jon stands up for the little guy, fighting vigorously for the rights of his clients while pursuing the justice and financial compensation they deserve.  


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


Jon’s work has led to world-changing results, producing over $80,000,000 for his deserving clients. In 2019, after winning the liability phase of the trial that found the defendant School District 100% negligent, the case resolved for a landmark recovery 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, $2,350,000, $2,265,000, $2,025,000 and $1,625,000 for Jon and his deserving clients. Jon has also appeared at multiple week-long Arbitrations against Uber and LYFT insurance companies which resulted in damage awards of over $1,000,000 each. 


Jon has been recognized as an outstanding advocate for his clients year after year by the legal community. Jon has been named a 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 SuperLawyers Rising Star and as “Best Lawyers Ones to Watch” in 2021 and 2022. 


Jon attributes his success to his 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 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. 


Spinal Injuries

Paraplegia & Quadriplegia Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Personal Injury Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Trucking Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Paraplegia & Quadriplegia Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Wrongful Death


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


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)


Results:

$28,715,000 – School District Liability (Auto v. Pedestrian)

$3,650,000 – Auto Collision

$3,550,000 – Dangerous Condition of Public Property

$2,350,000 – Vehicle Collision

$2,265,000 – Vehicle Collision

$2,025,000 – Premises Liability

$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

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