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John Hammond Adams Jr

John Hammond Adams Jr

also known as John Adams

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About me

I am an associate with Littler Mendelson.

I graduated with distinction from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where I externed for the Hon. Garland E. Burrell, Jr., in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Before law school, I worked for nine years as a journalist, most recently as the Sunday Sports Editor for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

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    I fully endorse Mr. Adams. His unfailing dedication to his clients and knowledge of his areas of expertise meets the highest standards of our profession.


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Contact info

Littler Mendelson

500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2000
Sacramento, CA, 95814


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Dean's Honor ListMcGeorge School of Law2007
Traynor Honor SocietyMcGeorge School of Law2007
Hammy Award -- Best Program (Team)Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court2007
Dean's Honor ListMcGeorge School of Law2006
Dean's Honor ListMcGeorge School of Law2005
Dean's Honor ListMcGeorge School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLittler Mendelson2014 - Present
Senior AssociateHoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.2007 - 2014
Judicial Extern to the Hon. Garland E. BurrellUnited States District Court, Eastern District Of California2006 - 2006
Sunday Sports EditorSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel2000 - 2004
Sports Design Team LeaderSan Antonio Express-News1999 - 1999
Designer/Copy EditorOakland Tribune1997 - 1999
Assistant Sports EditorDaily Democrat1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar Association Business Law & Business Litigation Executive CommitteeChair2012 - 2012
Santa Clara County Bar Association Business Law & Business Litigation Executive CommitteeMember2010 - 2011
Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Related Education Executive CommitteeMember2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Summary judgment in commercial disputeJudgment for client
Settlement of landlord/tenant disputeFavorable settlement before trial
Defense of action against licenseClient retained real estate license
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hoge Fenton Real Estate NewsletterAppellate Court Decision Strengthens Protections for Consumers and Contractors2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of California - DavisPhilosophyA.B.1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Littler Mendelson Breakfast Briefing -- Sacramento and StocktonFall 2014 Breakfast Briefing for NorCal Employers2014
Civil Litigation SeminarThe Nuts and Bolts of Business Litigation: Panel Moderator2012