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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Business: 57%
  2. Construction: 33%
  3. Constitutional: 10%

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  • William A Markham

    John is one of the best civil litigators I have ever known. He is brilliant, extremely well versed in procedures and various fields of substantive law, and very decent. He is able to state compelling arguments that appeal to the disinterested listener's sense of fairness and justice. He is able to help his clients resolve really difficult, complex disputes. He is also a very decent, conscientious attorney. I endorse his work.


    William Markham Antitrust and trade law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of John A. Schlaff

2355 Westwood Boulevard
No. 424
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

Vakili & Leus LLP (Of Counsel)

3701 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1165
Los Angeles, CA, 90010



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Advocacy AwardThe Inns of Court1997
Entrepreneur of the Year AwardHarvard Business School1988
Honors CollegiumUCLA1983
Departmental ScholarUCLA1983
Key HolderPhi Beta Kappa1980
Third Price -- National Creative Writing CompetitionAtlantic Monthly Magazine1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Harvard Prison Legal Assistance ProjectMember of Board of Directors1985 - 1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of California - Los AngelesEnglishMA - Masters (Departmental Scholar)1983
University of California - Los AngelesEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude)1983