Jan D. Metheny is the Executive Managing Partner for Attorney Training, Procedures & Development of Bradford & Barthel. In addition, he also runs the Anaheim office as the Managing Attorney and is a senior equity partner with the firm. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Whittier School of Law in 2001. In addition to the Juris Doctorate Degree, Mr. Metheny also has a Masters Degree in Education/Linguistics from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1995. Undergraduate work consists of a business degree from Marywood University, Magna Cum Laude, in 1994, and an Undergraduate Degree from Pacific Western University in communications in 1987.
Mr. Metheny began his career with the Public Defender’s Office in Orange County as an intern before moving into the field of workers’ compensation in 2002.
His previous work in criminal law, court appearances, and trials has proven invaluable for case development including all stages of discovery, witness interviewing, conducting depositions, and presenting the workers’ compensation cases at trial in a clear and coherent manner.
Mr. Metheny takes an aggressive and proactive approach to the handling of cases while overseeing each new case from beginning to settlement or trial. This proactive and aggressive approach has resulted in a number of “Take Nothings” at trial.
Mr. Metheny speaks fluent Japanese and lived and worked teaching at a university in Japan for a number of years. He is married with a son.
Education & Memberships
2001 Whittier College School of Law (California) Juris Doctor
1995 Temple University (Philadelphia; Osaka, Japan) Masters (Education/Linguistics) Magna Cum Laude
1994 Marywood University (Pennsylvania) Bachelor of Science (Business) Magna Cum Laude)
1986 Pacific Western University (California) Bachelor of Science (Communications)