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John’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate and business law; land use; entity formation; corporate governance issues; trademarks and intellectual property counseling; mergers & acquisitions; and asset protection, including wills and trusts.


As a Coachella Valley native, John returned to the Desert after graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He began his legal career under the careful guidance and expert tutelage of his father, John Anderholt Jr., who has been one of the desert’s most respected lawyers since 1969. John joined his father’s firm as an associate in 1999 and became a partner in 2003.


John represents a wide range of business and individual clients throughout the Coachella Valley and beyond in both transactional and litigation matters.


From 2003 to 2012, John  served as general counsel to one of the nation’s most successful nutraceutical companies, where he advises the board on all matters of corporate governance; financing; representing the company before taxing authorities and other governmental regulatory agencies; negotiating and preparing complex leases, licensing, co-packing, manufacturing, supply and joint venture agreements; and managing, coordinating and overseeing all corporate litigation, including complex securities litigation, trademark infringement lawsuits and class-actions.


John is a licensed Real Estate Broker.  He lives in La Quinta with his wife and two sons and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Palm Desert Charter Middle School Foundation.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    16 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    16 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    16 years
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    16 years
  5. Litigation: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($380-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Mr. Anderholt is an incredibly talented attorney who I've had the privilege working with on complex litigation arising out of a mutual benefit corporation's multi-million dollar purchase of land. Any attorney should welcome his experience and ability to breakdown nuanced legal matters into manageable issues.


    Peter Thomas
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Mr. Anderholt is a dedicated and skillful attorney with substantial business and litigation experience. We have now worked both together for the same client and on behalf of separate clients in cases. In my experience, Mr. Anderholt consistently provides meaningful insight and analysis into the legal and practical considerations necessary for the most positive resolution for his clients. His professionalism and ethics are without question. If you are seeking an advocate, you will not find an attorney who will represent you better than Mr. Anderholt. I endorse Mr. Anderholt without reservation.


    Sivi Pederson General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Anderholt Whittaker LLP

73-525 El Paseo, Suite E2516
Palm Desert, CA, 92260

Anderholt Whittaker LLP

Satellite Office
1801 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Anderholt Whittaker LLP

73525 El Paseo, Ste 2516
Palm Desert, CA, 92260



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAnderholt Whittaker LLP2010 - Present
PartnerAnderholt & Turner, LLP2004 - 2010
AssociateAnderholt, Bonnheim & Casden, LLP1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2016 - Present
La Quinta Historical SocietyBoard Member2015 - Present
Palm Desert Charter Middle School FoundationPresident2012 - Present
Riverside County Bar Associationmember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1999 - Present
California Bureau of Real EstateBrokerN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Patrick v. Alacer Corp. (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 995Judgment for corporation after remand.
Haugen v. Wiley 2016 WL 97734Judgment entered in favor of defendants on motion to dismiss shareholder plaintiff's claim for lack of standing.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - RiversidePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Day: Coachella High SchoolLiberty Under Law: Empowering Youth.2007
Law Day: Indio High SchoolThe Youth and the Law.2006