JAMES J. RIJ (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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