The singers in law



          John P. Blumberg received his BA in music (choral conducting and vocal) in 1972 from Cal-State Long Beach and went directly into law school. After a year, he applied to an NPR station to present a one-night per week classical music program, which also included local music and theater reviews.  Even after graduating from law school and starting his law practice, he remained on the radio until 1982.  In 1982 and 1983, he performed in two musicals (Pajama Game and Funny Girl) as the male lead. In 1984, he began a four-year stint as an occasional cast member (portraying an attorney) on the syndicated TV show, “Divorce Court.”  In 1985, he and his wife began a 20-year relationship as the cantoral soloists with a Jewish congregation in the eastern Sierra for the High Holy Days Services. Since 2006, John has served on the Executive Committee of the Long Beach Symphony Association.  In 2010, he joined the Legal Voices of the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and in 2013, joined the Singers in Law vocal jazz quartet.

           John leads a 4-lawyer law firm – Blumberg Law Corporation -- in Long Beach which specializes in civil trials and appeals. He is triple board certified  - as a trial lawyer (National Board of Trial Advocacy), in legal malpractice (California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization) and medical malpractice (American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.)  He serves on the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates and holds the rank of Advocate, having tried over 50 jury trials to verdict.  John also serves on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.  He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2004 and has been ranked by "A-V" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory as possessing pre-eminent skill and ethical standards.  He has published over three dozen articles on trial advocacy and law practice and is a frequent lecturer on professionalism and civility.