John Mavros is a partner in the firm’s Irvine office. His practice includes representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. He also represents employers against unpaid compensation claims, including unpaid minimum wages, overtime, meal/rest period premiums, vacation pay, and/or business expenses, on both an individual and class action basis.
He defends all types of organizations involved in civil litigation or arbitration. This includes defending claims brought before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB).
John’s practice also includes preventative counseling. He regularly assists employers with employee handbook preparation, wage/hour audits, new hire policies, employee compensation plans, severance agreements, reductions in force, and day-to-day workforce issues. Furthermore, he conducts sexual harassment prevention training as mandated for all California employers by AB 1825.
John is known for being responsive to the needs of his clients and providing a high level of service that his clients can trust. Before becoming an attorney, John worked for a hotel management company that focused on revitalizing and restoring profitability for hotels and motels. His experience in this industry has allowed him to provide unique insights for his hospitality clients and to understand that customer service is a number one priority.
John is an active sponsor of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association (AOCHLA). While in law school, he served on Chapman Law Review's Executive Board and served as an extern for the Honorable George P. Schiavelli of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, in Los Angeles.
Honors & Leadership
- Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
- UC Irvine – Dean’s Leadership Society
- Asian American Hotel Owner’s Association (AAHOA)
- Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association
- California Hotel & Lodging Association
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
AAHOA Town Hall – Three Case Studies in Employment Law: What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”
- What California Employers Need to Know1.31.17
- Are Your Employees Still Exempt?10.17.16
- Chapman University School of LawJ.D. 2008, cum laude
- University of California, IrvineB.A. 2003, cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- Supreme Court of California