John is a trial lawyer. He has tried employment cases before juries, judges and arbitrators, and he is one of a handful of lawyers who has tried and arbitrated wage and hour class actions to verdict. He has defended hundreds of employment lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, wage and hour violations, retaliation, defamation and related torts. He also has prosecuted and defended cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.
Believing on ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, John regularly advises employers how to develop employment policies and practices to avoid disputes from arising. He drafts employment agreements, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements, and contractor agreements.
John has written articles and spoken before trade and professional organizations on issues such as avoiding and mitigating risks associated with class action and Private Attorney General Act claim, complying with developing employment laws, protecting confidential information and trade secrets, and developing arbitration agreements, and understanding California employment law.
John has taught labor and employment as an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands in the School of Continuing Studies.
John is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Honors & Leadership
- Adjunct professor, University of Redlands, School of Continuing Studies, Legal Aspects of HR September/October 2013
- University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawJ.D. 1993
- Brigham Young UniversityB.A. 1989