John’s practice focuses on the areas of civil litigation, real estate and business transactions and white collar criminal defense. John was a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney for fifteen years and was assigned as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for four of those years. He has wide-ranging experience in general business and commercial litigation matters, including contractual and real property disputes, unfair competition, business torts, class actions, provisional remedies and enforcement of judgments. John has had over 100 jury trials in California Superior and Federal District Courts. He has also been involved in transactions that included the purchase and sale of numerous businesses with valuations as high as 100 million dollars. John is licensed to practice in all of the Courts of the State of California, the Federal Courts for the Central and Southern Districts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
John received his B.A. with honors from San Francisco State University in 1965 where he majored in Finance and Marketing and his J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1968. He has been involved in considerable charitable endeavors wherein he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Division of the American Cancer Society, was a founding Board Member of the Orange County Wellness Center and was a long time member of the Board of Directors of United Way.
John and his wife, Myra, live in Corona Del Mar and he especially enjoys being with his daughter and son and their three grandchildren. In his spare time, which is quite limited, John travels, plays golf and reads whatever he can get his hands on.
• University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California J.D. – 1968
• San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California B.A. With Honors– 1965
Major: Finance and Marketing
- California, 1969
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1969
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1969
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit