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I advise and counsel clients on labor and employment law matters and I resolve labor and employment disputes.  

I have represented, advised, and resolved disputes for employees and employers in traditional labor law, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.     

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Wrongful Termination: 50%
  2. Employment: 40%
  3. Mediation: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Offices of John F. McCarthy

427 C Street, Suite 304
San Diego, CA, 92101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
LSAT ScholarshipThomas Jefferson School of LawN/A
Outstanding Young AttorneySan Diego Daily TranscriptN/A
Finalist- Top Attorneys- Labor and EmploymentSan Diego Daily TranscriptN/A
Best of the BarSan Diego Business JournalN/A
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal AdvocatesN/A
Top Attorneys Nominee -Labor and EmploymentSan Diego Daily TranscriptN/A
Top Young Attorneys NomineeSan Diego Daily TranscriptN/A
High Grade- Persuasive Legal WritingThomas Jefferson School of LawN/A
High Grade-Trial PracticeThomas Jefferson School of LawN/A
Dean's ListThomas Jefferson School of LawN/A
Rising StarSuper Lawyers MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of John F. McCarthy2010 - Present
AssociateSaqui & Raimondo2008 - 2009
AssociateLavorato, House, Chilton & Lavorato2007 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Souther California Mediation AssociationMember2016 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionMember2016 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2015 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2015 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Kiwanis Club of Ocean BeachMember, Board Memeber, President2011 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2008 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - 2015
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMentorship Committee- Mentor2012 - 2015
California Employment Lawyers AssociationLegislative Committee Associate Member2011 - 2015
San Diego Inn of CourtStudent Trial College2011 - 2011
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2011 - 2015
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2011 - 2015
Monterey County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arias v. Superior CourtN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
California Employment Law Firm BlogCan I Get Fired for Social Media Posts? You betcha.2013
ABA publicationThe Coming Tide- Social Media Use In Litigation2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawMediating the Litigated CaseN/A2016
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of California at Davis School of LawPolitical ScienceA.B. Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Speaker SeriesEmployment Laws For Everyone2012
Continuing EducationEmployment Issues Affecting Minors2012