San Diego

JAMES J. RIJ (jrij@lqss.com)

James J. Rij, managing principal, received his B.A. degree, cum laude, in 1974, and Masters in American History, in 1975, from Rutgers University. He was admitted to the California State Bar and received his J.D. in 1980, after graduating from San Fernando College of Law in Los Angeles. Mr. Rij began employment in the insurance industry as an adjuster and litigation claims examiner with G.A.B. Business Services and Alexander & Alexander. His legal practice has exclusively concentrated on Personal Injury Defense, including high exposure premises, vehicle, products, construction and public entity liability cases throughout Southern California. Mr. Rij joined Liebman, Quigley, Sheppard & Soulema in 1986. He is a member of the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, and holds an “AV” rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

JOHN G. MADSEN (jmadsen@lqss.com)

John Madsen is a principal of the firm. He graduated from Trinity University in 1987 and received his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1995 with the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Madsen was employed by Procter & Gamble and also served as a clerk for United States Senator Robert Dole. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995 and worked in the San Diego City Attorney's Office. Mr. Madsen handles all areas of civil litigation. He specializes in personal injury cases involving premises liability, automobile, and all types of public entity claims, including transit and law enforcement cases. He also handles large subrogation and construction defect matters. He is also an adjunct professor of Civil Litigation with the University of San Diego


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