Arthur K. Marshall, author and lecturer, has served as Presiding Judge, Appellate Department, Los Angeles County Superior Court; as Supervising Judge of the Probate Department and the Pretrial Department, and as Commissioner of the Superior Court. He has sat by assignment on the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Now retired, he is active in the arbitration field, and in numerous probate estates as counsel , executor, administrator, and trustee. He was the first recipient of the Los Angeles County Bar Probate and Trust Law Section's Arthur K. Marshall Probate and Trust Award.
Leland M. Johns earned his law degree (J.D.) at the University of Iowa in 1958. After two years of law practice he joined the editorial staff of a major law book publishing company in San Francisco. During ten years of editorial work he wrote numerous articles for books on all aspects of California law and practice.
Mr. Johns started as a member of the California bar in January of 1963. Beginning in 1971, he served as a research attorney for the California Court of Appeal, First District, where he served the court for more than 25 years.
Mr. Johns passed away in 1999. Since that date, California attorneys have produced the updates, and are continuing Mr. Johns's tradition of providing a balanced statement of damages law in a clear, succinct, and organized fashion. As a testament to Mr. Johns's dedication, this text has been cited in more than 20 California appellate decisions.