An experienced trial attorney and former Workers’ Compensation Judge, John has been involved in Workers’ Compensation for over 25 years. John believes in “service above self”. To that extent, he is actively involved in numerous community groups including Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America, Cub Scouts and Covina Rotary. John is an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends much of his time traveling in his RV camping across the Western United States.
John is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz (College 8) where he earned a B.A. Degree in Latin American & Latino Studies. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law where in addition to his J.D. degree, he also earned a Certificate in Public Interest Law. John also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and is currently a candidate for a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
When not camping, John enjoys golfing, paintball, LAFC Soccer, Dodgers Baseball, Chargers Football, Four Wheel Driving in his Jeep, and riding his Harley-Davidson. His children all attend local Covina schools and all are actively involved in local Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout groups.
John is a Founder and the current President of LatinoComp. LatinoComp is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization that consists of applicant attorneys, defense attorneys, plaintiffs attorneys, hearing representatives, lien representatives, rehabilitation counselors, interpreters, medical providers and attorney support services. The purpose of the organization is to enhance the quality of representation at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and better serve our community.
He is also a member of the California Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Section and is admitted to practice in all California Courts including the United States Central District Court and The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.