Magana Cathcart & McCarthy

James J. McCarthy, Retired

Education:

  • Ph.B., Loyola University, Chicago, 1950
  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law Los Angeles, 1961

Aviation Background and Military Experience:

  • 1951-1955: Navigator, United States Air Force Strategic Air Command

Professional Experience:

  • 1961-1971: Partner-Chase, Rotchford, Drukker & Bogust, Los Angeles – In charge of all aviation litigation.
  • 1972- Present: Partner- Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy, specializing in aviation litigation

Teaching:

  • 1964-1977: Adjunct Professor, Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles, Course in Procedure & Practice

Affiliations:

  • California Supreme Court and all intermediate and trial courts in California
  • United States district Court, Central District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • In addition to above Federal Courts, admitted pro hac vice in at least six other Federal Court throughout the United States, including the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Washington at Seattle’ the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, and the District of Idaho

Memberships:

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association;
  • Los Angeles County Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee Chairman 1982
  • Los Angeles County Bar Judiciary Committee;
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (National Executive Committee)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Century City Bar Association
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