John K. Ciccarelli, Esq.
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.
- 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.