Message from Managing Partner

I arrived in San Diego in 1974, following service as a Navy Judge Advocate assigned to the United States Marine Corps in Southeast Asia. That service fulfilled a commitment to serve four years in the military following graduation from law school in Boston. Service and commitment are the most important qualities of a successful law practice. Clients expect it, and good lawyers enjoy providing it.

Campbell, Volk & Lauter was founded in 1990. Previous to that, I practiced for six years with the commercial litigation firm of Sullivan & Jones (three years as an associate and the last three years as a partner); and then eight years with the litigation firm of Hughes & Campbell (where I was one of the founding partners).

The staff of CVL is dedicated to service, and is committed to resolving the varied legal issues of its clients through sound legal advice, and a work ethic second-to-none. In the years since establishing this practice, we have expanded beyond handling routine litigation. Today, our practice includes the handling of complex cases involving a variety of matters as diverse as class actions and mass torts, product liability, elder care, intellectual property, construction defects, employment/labor law, and catastrophic injury claims. Due to client requirements, we have also expanded geographically, handling litigation throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.

An important part of our practice has been the representation of individuals and companies through their insurance carriers. We are honored to be approved counsel for many major insurance companies. As such, we are familiar with the varied insurance billing guidelines, and are aware of the importance of planning and cost efficiency in our practice.

The experienced staff at CVL has proved to be an asset to its clients and their insurance companies - because of our ability to provide highly capable counsel who can not only skillfully negotiate but can, when necessary, take a case "all the way" to trial.

As you know, we live in a litigious society. It is an unfortunate fact that lawsuits are sometimes filed when disputes can and should be resolved quickly and informally. Our clients routinely refer to us matters which are oftentimes resolved quickly. In this regard, we pride ourselves on our ability to resolve litigation quickly (and inexpensively). When court is the last resort, we have been there for our friends and clients to provide competent legal advice and protect their rights. Achieving good results for our clients is what "it's all about" at CVL.

As the firm's Managing Partner, I welcome any comments about our firm, and suggestions on how we can improve our legal services. Please contact me by e-mail at . I look forward to hearing from you. You can also contact individual attorneys by their e-mail links, or call the office directly.

Thank you for visiting our website. Best Personal Regards.

John B. Campbell

Service, commitment
and the drive to succeed are the most important qualities of a successful law practice
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