John S. Worden has been with Schiff Hardin's San Francisco office (and its predecessor, Morgenstein & Jubelirer) since 1989 and has been a partner since 1996. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Worden was San Francisco's managing partner. He practices throughout the United States and, in addition to substantial work in California and elsewhere, heads the firm's Nevada practice.
Mr. Worden is a trial lawyer. He has tried dozens of cases for plaintiffs and defendants, in state and federal courts, in front of judges, juries and binding arbitration panels. Most of Mr. Worden’s trials have been on the defense, but he has multiple seven- and eight-figure plaintiff verdicts.
Mr. Worden is one of the youngest members nationally of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization whose elected members include the nation’s most experienced and respected trial lawyers. He has tried cases in every one of the following areas, and to date he has won 21 of the last 22 cases he has tried:
Mr. Worden has experience representing policyholders and carriers in insurance disputes in the following areas, among others:
Mr. Worden's experience in the financial services area, in addition to trial work, involves dozens of NASD/FINRA arbitrations, including:
Mr. Worden has handled construction disputes for more than 20 years, representing subcontractors, prime contractors and owners in all types of litigation, including the following examples:
Mr. Worden has handled and tried (for plaintiffs and defendants) the following types of personal injury cases, among others:
In his "spare time," Mr. Worden competes year-round in four sports and is a black belt kung fu instructor and a former silver medalist at the world kung fu championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil. But, alas, Mr. Worden must confess that he is not as good at any of these pursuits as he remembers himself to be.
Adjunct Professor John S. Worden has been with Schiff Hardin (and its predecessor, Morgenstein & Jubelirer) since 1989 and has been a partner since 1996. From 1997-2000, Professor Worden was Morgenstein's managing partner. He practices throughout the western United States and, in addition to substantial work in California and elsewhere, heads the firm's Nevada practice.