John K. Ciccarelli, Esq.Attorney Ciccarelli

Of Counsel

Attorney John K. Ciccarelli attended Florida State University and majored in chemistry with a minor in biology. Fascinated by the legal aspects of medicine and the rapidly changing area of genetics, Mr. Ciccarelli pursued his studies in law. His academic achievements include the American Jurisprudence Award, West's Hornbook Award, and Dean's Merit Scholarship and was consistently on the Dean's List and Honor Roll each semester. Mr. Ciccarelli earned his Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, from Whittier College School of Law where he was Valedictorian of his class. He was immediately hired at Cotkin Collins and Franscell, as an associate counsel in the litigation department where he lectured alongside California Appellate Justice Paul Turner to 600 new lawyers on the fundamentals of civil procedure in California courts. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Ciccarelli founded his own practice and specialized in medical malpractice, personal injury, insurance, and premises liability.

A recognized authority in his field, he is a frequent speaker on the complex legal and ethical aspects of assisted reproduction and has written extensively on the changing laws in this area. He has been featured on KFI Radio Law Day, "Premises Liability and Medical Malpractice" and his works have also been published in the Journal of Social issues and Annual Progress in Reproductive Medicine. He has over 20 years of litigation experience, a strong science background, and extensive understanding of medical and insurance coverage issues.

Mr. Ciccarelli is an active member of his community, provides extensive pro bono work and has served on bioethics, reproductive law and genetics committees for both national and local bar associations. He is especially committed to providing service to the mentally challenged and food and shelter to the homeless.

In-vitro/surrogacy/adoption

  • He established novel method in IVF surrogacy cases, which is the standard used today; to have intended parents' names placed on the birth certificate without the need for adoption.
  • Caused birth certificates that erroneously stated babies born the same day were "twins" from Australia, modified to properly reflect they were born by different women on different days in different hospitals.