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John J. Hamilton - Attorney is a solo practice. 

Mr. Hamilton handles every client's matter, personally. He is a "roll-up-the-sleeves," hands-on attorney. He employes no other attorneys, paralegals or legal secretaries. 

Clients of Mr. Hamilton can expect that he will personally write every legal letter and legal document, make every phone call, will personally answer every client's phone call; and conduct any trial (if necessary) on a client's behalf.

Mr. Hamilton recognizes that some individuals are unable to afford 'full-representation' in a lawsuit -- particularly where the individual is being sued. In such cases, Mr. Hamilton can provided "Limited Scope Representation" to be the plaintiff or defendant's 'ghost-writer' for writing pleadings; responding to and demanding 'Discovery' from adversarial parties; writing motions; attending motion hearings and will represent you at trial -- all on a ala carte' basis.

Beginning in 1998, Mr. Hamilton offered his services to other attorneys as an independent contractor and over 50 attorneys in Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange Counties have hired him to do trials, arbitrations, mediations, and argue motions for them and their clients in court, often at "the last minute."

Since 2005, Mr. Hamilton has dedicated his practice to taking only a limited number of cases where he handles all aspects of the case without using a secretary, paralegal or other attorneys. 

Mr. Hamilton handles both civil and criminal matters.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
  2. Debt Settlement: 25%
  3. Debt Collection: 20%
  4. Employment: 10%
  5. Wrongful Termination: 5%



Hourly ($280-350/hour), contingent (20-40%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

39 Chadwick
Irvine, CA, 92618-6901

39 Chadwick
Irvine, CA, 92618-6901



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of John J. Hamilton1996 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyOrange County District Attorneys Office1996 - 1996
Contract AttorneyFenigstein & Kaufman1995 - 1995
Senior Vice PresidentAmerican Savings Bank1983 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lee v. Jeanne M. Rowzee, et al.Judgment for Lee for over $2,000,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Minnesota State University, MankatoBusinessMBA - Master of Business Administration1981
University of MinnesotaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1900