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John A. Graniez Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
Of Counsel
213.630.1030
213.623.6336 fax
jgraniez@murchisonlaw.com
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • New York, 1985

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California (J.D., 1979)
  • University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
  • Fordham University (B.A. in Economics, 1970)

John A. Graniez

John A. Graniez is Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Murchison & Cumming, LLP. Mr. Graniez is a member of the Insurance Law Practice Group and has spent his 36 year career focused entirely on insurance related matters. During that time, he has represented insurers in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and has also been retained by liability insurers to defend their policyholders, primarily in toxic tort actions based on exposure to asbestos.

Mr. Graniez has been involved in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation regarding every major issue arising under commercial general liability, excess and umbrella liability and property insurance policies. He has handled the trial, arbitration and mediation of various coverage issues and has defended over 100 depositions of claims professionals and underwriters and taken over 100 depositions of policyholders. Mr. Graniez has taken numerous depositions of policyholders' experts and defended depositions of insurers' experts regarding claim handling and underwriting issues. He has handled subrogation actions through trial and has taken several examinations under oath in the property insurance area.

Mr. Graniez has been the lead trial attorney in over 20 jury trials of asbestos related personal injury and wrongful death cases and has personally negotiated the settlement of over 500 asbestos cases, on an individual rather than group basis, during the pre-trial stage. He has taken over 100 depositions of personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs, and taken and defended the depositions of numerous medical and scientific experts.

Mr. Graniez is “AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell.