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John Newport


John Newport, Esq.

John Newport is a collaborating attorney for The Ivey Law Firm located in Glendale, California. 
Mr. Newport graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from San Francisco
State University.  Thereafter, he served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy
for three years.

Then, while working for State Compensation Insurance Fund as a Safety Consultant to insured employers, he attended Pepperdine University School of Law as a night student, graduating with a Juris Doctorate Degree.

Mr. Newport defended workers’ compensation claims for over 30 years.  He began as staff counsel at SCIF, and later worked for several large defense law firms. Eventually he became a partner/owner of Newport & Wogee Law Office, which he founded.

Mr. Newport’s career was devoted largely to representing self-insured private and public employers.  Among his clients were Long Beach Unified School District, Boeing Aircraft, Orange County Transportation Authority, and Procter & Gamble.  As a result,  he is sensitive and experienced regarding the interplay between the requirements of workers’ compensation law and the other legal matters that cross over from areas outside the workers’ compensation system impacting and that impact employers too. Having represented his clients for many years, he also understands the necessity of good communications between the attorney, the examiner, and the employer.

Through the years Mr. Newport also developed expertise in the litigation of cases involving asbestos, Public Safety Officers, such as police and fire.

Mr. Newport is an active member of the California Bar Association and the Orange County Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association.  Further details and references are available upon request.


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