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John N. Demas

About me

John N Demas, Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney, is the founding partner of Demas Law Group, P.C. and has been exclusively representing injured victims for twenty years. John is passionate about helping people and has earned a stellar reputation in the community for his dedication and successful results for his clients. He has extensive trial experience with several multi-million dollar verdicts, including one of the largest verdicts ($4,500,000) ever against Sacramento County and the largest verdict in Tuolumne County ($2,500,000).

Professional Accolades

John has earned the respect of the legal community for his zealous representation of his clients. He has an "AV" rating, the highest possible national rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The "AV" rating is derived from confidential assessments by attorneys in the community as well as judges. In addition to the highest attainable legal ability ratings, he has been given the highest marks for "adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence."

He has been selected by his peers as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2009; an honor limited to less than 5% of all attorneys and approximately 1% of plaintiff personal injury attorneys. In 2014, he was also named a Top 100 Attorney for Northern California. The Top 100 list is an even more exclusive group of attorneys chosen by Super Lawyers, as the very best among the best lawyers in the state.

John has been granted membership in to The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a respected professional organization with exclusive membership limited only to the most impressive trial attorneys. He also has a 10/10 rating, the highest possible rating, with the prominent attorney ranking web site, He is also a member of The Justice Roundtable, an organization consisting of 100 of the nations top personal injury attorneys.

He was recently recognized as the Trial Lawyer/Advocate of the Year by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association in recognition for his extraordinary trial results and intrepid work in advocating the rights of consumers.

Community Involvement

John is very active in the legal community and is Past-President of the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association as well as a Board Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at seminars and conventions across the State and has been asked to speak by numerous organizations including the Continuing Education of the Bar, Consumer Attorneys of California, and Capital City Trial Lawyers. He donates his time and serves as a Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator in Sacramento County and as a Mediator for El Dorado County and Placer County.

In addition to representing injury victims, he is committed to educating and informing people about safety and accident prevention.

Mr. Demas is a graduate of the University of Pacific, and McGeorge School of Law, with Distinction. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, exercise, cycle, scuba dive, hike and enjoys traveling. He was born in Greece and speaks Greek fluently.

Education & Certification

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1992 With Distinction)

  • University of the Pacific (B.A. Political Science, 1989)

Bars and Courts

  • State Bar of California (1992)

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California (1992)

Professional Affiliations

  • Past-President, Capital City Trial Lawyers Association

  • Board Member, Consumer Attorneys of California

  • American Association of Justice

  • Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem, Sacramento County

  • Mediator, Placer & El Dorado County

  • Arbitrator, Sacramento County

  • Frequent lecturer and speaker at attorney seminars and conventions

Honors & Awards

  • Trial Lawyer/Advocate of the Year, Capital City Trial Lawyers Association

  • Trial Lawyer President of the Year

  • Presidential Award for Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California

  • Numerous academic awards & scholarships

  • Recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards

  • Law Journal Editor

  • International Moot Court Honors Board

Areas of Practices

  • Personal Injury

  • Wrongful Death

  • Catastrophic Injuries

  • Products Liability

  • Insurance Bad Faith

  • Elder Abuse




Languages spoken: Greek, English

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
  4. Defective Products: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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  • Steven Richard Burlingham

    John is dependable, aggressive, hard working, and achieves excellent results for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation.


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Contact info

Demas Law Group, P.C.

701 Howe Avenue
Suite A-1
Sacramento, CA, 95825


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Attorney for Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2015
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 25: 2013 Sacramento Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Attorney for Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2014
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 25: 2013 Sacramento Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Attorney for Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2013
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Presidential Award for MeritConsumer Attorneys of California2007
Advocate of the YearCapital City Trial Lawyers Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDemas Law Group, P.C.2012 - Present
PartnerDemas & Rosenthal, LLP1995 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Friese v. Wyant, et al.,Jury Verdict of $4,500,000.
Sanchez v. Diestel, et al.,$2.5 million jury verdict.
Kyle Doe vs. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services, Sacramento County, et al.,$4 Million Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Am I Supposed To Feel Like This?Published a book2012
California Personal Injury Law GuidePublished a Book2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of the PacificPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Education of the Bar ConferencesTorts Practice: The Year In Review2014
American Board of Trial AdvocatesABOTA Masters in Trial: ABOTA attorneys presenting real-life cases2014
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaDealing with Typical Case Nightmares at Trial: Gaps in Treatment, Bad Medical Records, Unlikeable Clients2013
American Board of Trial AdvocatesABOTA Masters in Trial: ABOTA attorneys presenting real-life cases2013
CEB, SacramentoTorts Recent Developments2012
Annual Tahoe SeminarHowell Roundtable Discussion2012
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaAwakening the reptile in trial: A case Study2011
CEB, San FranciscoTort Practice, Recent Development2011
Empowering Jurors As Community GuardiansA Case Study of the Reptile in Trial2010
The Anatomy of a $4.5million jury verdictSeminar teaching other lawyers about trial skills.2008
Educational seminarSelecting a jury in an motor vehicle accident case2007
Consumer Attorney SeminarTaking on Defense Medical Doctors2007