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John Russell Sorensen

John Russell Sorensen

also known as John R. Sorensen

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accident, Medical Malpractice

About Me

While I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I moved to San Diego when I was in elementary school.  I went back to Minnesota for college and upon graduation I returned to San Diego.  At that time, this United States was involved in the Viet Nam War and I joined the Green Berets where I served on active and reserve duty for a period of six years.  While on reserve status I joined in a real estate brokerage to help pay for my future education.   I eventually ended up owning the brokerage and serving as the President of the Realtor's Association.  During this time, I also was married, had two sons and attended night school to obtain both a Juris Doctor degree as well as a Masters in Business Administration.


In 1983, there was a law firm who wanted to hire me and my best salesman want to buy the real estate company so I took the opportunity and entered the field of law.  Because of my background, most of my cases, initially, were litigating real estate and business disputes but as my client's needs expanded, we expanded to meet them handling personal injury and medical mal practice and employment law suits.


I enjoy the practice of law and strive hard to make sure my clients have the best representation.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Real Estate: 50%
    32 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    25 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    25 years
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
    20 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Paul Jimenez Ryan

    John is an outstanding attorney. I have sent him numerous referrals and he always does an exemplary job. In one particular case, his exemplary work resulted in a substantial award for a servicemember whose military career had ended. This money helped the servicemember transition to his civilian life without worry. I give John my most enthusiastic recommendation.

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    Paul Ryan Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of John R. Sorenson

12707 High Bluff Drive,
Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92130

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Presenter, Mediation EthicsThomas Jefferson School of Law2014
MasterInn of Court2011
Paul Harris FellowshipRotary International1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Mediator PanelSan Diego County Superior Court2008 - Present
Mediator PanelSan Diego Association Of Realtors2006 - Present
ArbitratorNational Association Of Securities Dealers, Inc.1990 - 1996
AttorneyLaw Offices of John R. Sorensen1987 - Present
Chairman, Zoning Appeals BoardCounty Of San Diego1980 - 1984

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inn of CourtMaster2011 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2000 - Present
Del Mar RotaryPresident1998 - 1999
San Diego Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1983 - Present
Pacific Southwest Association of RealtorsPast PresidentN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Aikens v. SullivanWe succesfully defended our client who was also awarded attorney fees and costs
Hahn v. KmartCase settled for $75,000 to our client
Doe v. DoeOur client received $570,000 plus he was able to keep the real estate.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Realty TimesHOA Involvement Can Create Optimal Living2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Saint Olaf CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
United States International UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - MastersN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of MediationMediation and the Law2015
State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Governing CommitteeReal Estate Mediation2014
Business AwardsBusiness Ethics2014
San Diego Inn of CourtDirect examination of witnesses2011
Monthly MeetingUse of Depositon Testimony to Impeach a Witness at Trial2010