John F. Grannis is a partner in the civil litigation department at Poole & Shaffery, LLP with a focus on cases involving asbestos and chemical exposure, products liability, construction defect and mold claims, occupational safety matters, commercial disputes, environmental disputes, construction accidents, and premises liability. Mr. Grannis also handles appellate matters in these cases.
Mr. Grannis has defended hundreds of claims relating to occupational exposures to toxic chemicals, and claims relating to respiratory irritants such as silica, asbestos, and metal particulates. He has litigated cases involving Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986), and the federal and California Hazard Communication Standard.
Mr. Grannis also has extensive experience in civil litigation defense, including claims of wrongful death, products liability, catastrophic injuries, premises liability, asbestos litigation, class actions, automobile collisions, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, business disputes, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, breach of contract, indemnity, insurance coverage, and assorted other insured liabilities.
Mr. Grannis is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association. Mr. Grannis also is active in his community, having volunteered his time as a member of several advisory committees of the City of Santa Clarita. He currently serves on the Newhall Redevelopment Committee.
Prior to joining Poole & Shaffery, LLP, Mr. Grannis worked in general civil practice and served as Administrative Law Judge Pro Tem in the California Office of Administrative Hearings.