Born in upstate New York in 1962 into a military family, and the oldest of four sons,... more
Born in upstate New York in 1962 into a military family, and the oldest of four sons, John spent the majority of his formative years moving all across the United States. Due to a knee injury in high school, and the advice of his parents, John decided against a career in the Navy where he hoped to be a SEAL. After graduating from high school in San Diego, California in June of 1980, John ... view profile
John Mendoza has successfully litigated thousands of industrial injury cases over... more
John Mendoza has successfully litigated thousands of industrial injury cases over the past 25 years. Recently John took on a major "reform" law, taking the case all the way to the California Supreme Court. In this landmark case (Elayne Valdez v. WCAB 57 Cal. 4th 1231), the Supreme Court overturned the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board which had barred injured workers' from obtaining evide... view profile
Graduating from Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 1989,I began in the civil... more
Graduating from Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 1989,I began in the civil litigation arena practicing for six years before finding Social Security.Since 1996, I have represented individuals in all levels of the Administrative process as well as the appellate court levels with a high degree of success. I believe in informed clients and providing the best possible skills and service that I can p... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.