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John A. Mavros

Partner, Irvine
t: 949.798.2134
f: 949.851.0152


John A. Mavros is a partner in the firm’s Irvine office.  He regularly litigates employment claims on behalf of management and employers.  John represents his clients in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  He also defends unpaid wage claims, on both an individual and class action basis, arising from minimum wage, overtime, and meal/rest period claims. 

A significant part of John's practice involves legal counsel for day-to-day workforce issues.  This includes topics such as employee hiring, discipline, and terminations, as well as medical leaves of absences.  John also regularly assists his clients with employee handbook preparation and sexual harassment training.

John is well-known for his strong employment law experience and is a regular speaker for trade associations. Most recently, John presented at the 2019 Asian American Hotel Owners’ Association (AAHOA) Convention in San Diego on how employers can avoid the most common employment lawsuits. John also spoke at the California Lodging Industry Association's (CLIA) annual conference in Los Angeles to provide a legislative update on the new California employment laws for 2020. John was also on a panel at the 2018 Wyndham Global Conference in Las Vegas, discussing how best to attract, hire, and retain employees in the hotel industry,

John is responsive to the needs of his clients and provides a high level of service his clients can trust. John is an active sponsor of AAHOA and the CLIA.  In law school, John graduated cum laude and was a member of Chapman Law Review's Executive Board.  He also served as an extern for the Honorable George P. Schiavelli of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, in Los Angeles.
Before attending law school, John worked for a hotel management company that focused on revitalizing and restoring profitability to hotels and motels. John’s experience in this industry has allows him to provide unique insights for his hospitality clients and to understand that customer service is a number one priority.


Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • AAHOA – Largest Hotel Owners Association in the World
  • California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA)
  • UC Irvine – Dean’s Leadership Society



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  • Step One to Avoid Litigation: Hire Right
  • Wage/Hour Issues: Lessons Learned from Starbucks
  • How to Avoid the Most Common Employment Lawsuits 
  • Harassment: A Five-Step Plan for Managers
  • Dress Code and Personal Appearance Policies: Best Practices
  • The Top 5 Ways Hotels Get Served with Disability Discrimination Lawsuits
  • “Why Tip-Pooling Could be Making a Comeback: Restaurant and Hospitality Employers are Likely to receive this Change With Open Arms”
  • Mitigating Hotel Employment Risk with Class Action Waivers
  • The National Trend Toward Paid Sick Leave Laws


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