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John H. Upton

  • Retired Founding Partner of Morey & Upton, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA




John Howard Upton, founding partner of Morey & Upton, LLP, has retired from the practice of law. He departs as one of the most respected and accomplished personal injury attorneys in Southern California.

Mr. Upton has received the following recognition over his career:

• Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in California (Attorney and Practice Magazine)
• Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
• Client's Choice Award and Top Attorney (AVVO)
• 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction (American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys)

Mr. Upton earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he served as Editor-In-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal. His tireless work ethic and commitment to exemplary work product secured him a scholarship and membership in the prestigious St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. Mr. Upton joined the highly esteemed law firm of Sheppard Mullin. He quickly established himself as a fiercely dedicated associate with an exemplary work ethic. Then, Mr. Upton was recruited by the internationally acclaimed firm of Morrison & Foerster. It was there that he polished the diligent approach that would soon distinguish him as one of the state's premier attorneys.



  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    Law Journal: Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal, Editor-In-Chief

Over 250 Million Dollars In Verdicts & Settlements


Construction Site Accident


Wrongful Death


Football Injury


Construction Accident


Motorcycle Accident

Rated by Super Lawyers | John H. Upton |
Top 10 Attorney And Practice Magazines 2023 By Personal Injury Attorney
Top 10 Attorneys Personal Injury 2023 By America's Best Advocates
American Association Of Attorney Advocates | Top 10 Attorney 2022 Member | Personal Injury Law 2022 Award Winner
10 Best 2018 Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Avvo Rating 8.6 | John Howard Upton | Top Attorney
Reviews | 5 Stars out of 6 reviews | John Howard Upton | Avvo