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John C. Orcutt III

Business Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Focusing on the needs of small businesses and the special challenges they face. Litigation avoidance is an aspect of this.

    16 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    Provide the necessary skill and knowledge to help my clients resolve disputes in and out of the courtroom in the most efficient manner possible.

    16 years

  3. Real estate
    Representing clients in quiet title and partition actions

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Provide corporate compliance advice to Boards and Managers of various business entities; purchase and sale transactions, as well as incorporation and formation assistance.

    16 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    Focusing on unique and abnormal landlord tenant situations, especially negotiations and disputes regarding commercial leasing.

    16 years

Originally from the East Coast, John and his family moved from the D.C. area in June of 2009, and he set up his practice in Sacramento. John’s legal background includes working for a nonprofit organization, to being in house in a large management consulting firm before opening his own firm in Sacramento.

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John C. Orcutt III
1555 River Park Dr Ste 108
Sacramento, CA, 95815

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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
really good experience with John
I called John and he was courteous, knowledgeable, easy to understand, and easy to talk to. I will use him in the future and I recommend him.
Posted by Jim | April 15, 2012
A lawyer you can trust
If you want an attorney who listens to you and then explains the process and how to best deal with your issue Mr. Orcutt is for you. I have used him and found him to be knowledgeable, yet not afraid to say he needs to look up an issue. More important, he explains the cost up front and clearly has the client's expense in mind when he suggests how to handle the case. Other lawyers I've worked with have caused me to think they place getting billable hours ahead of the most cost effective way of getting the result the client needs. If I ever need a lawyer again he is my go to guy.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • The Law Office of John C. Orcutt, III
  • 2009 - Present
  • Compliance Specialist
  • BearingPoint Inc.
  • 2007 - 2009


  • Oak Brook College of Law & Gov't Policy
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Partnership dissolution
  • I was able to force opposing party to honor the dissolution provisions of the partnership agreement, and my client was able to settle the matter for less than a third of the claim.


  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • TLCS
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Small and Solo Practice Division
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Conference of California Bar Associations
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Gold Country Brewers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Gold Country Brewer's Association
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • SACLead Weekly Luncheon
  • Four Common Pitfalls for Business Owners
  • 2016
  • SACLead
  • Challenges For Entreprenuers
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Endorse John
Business Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is smart, conscientious, and patient in explaining the intricacies of the law. I recommend him for anyone looking to hire a lawyer that will unwind their legal situation and come up with the best solution."
Business Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Friend
"John is a skilled and experienced attorney. I've known John for years, and through those years he has always demonstrated his passion for using that skill and experience for the best interests of his clients, with the results to show for it."
General practice Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Orcutt provides thoughtful, educated and experienced answers to the questions provided herein. Attorney Orcutt provides a needed service by providing voluntary and free legal assistance to the individuals herein who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Business Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a fellow attorney in the community. As a new attorney, I reached out to him for assistance, he has been extremely gracious with his time and resources. Thanks John."
General practice Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to John on various issues such as family law, civil litigation and landlord/tenant matters. My clients have all been happy with John's services. I also use John as a resource on various matters and he is always willing to discuss issues with me and I am confident in the answers he gives. He is very straightforward and practical in his approach to legal issues. You can be assured that what John advises you is accurate and efficient."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the privilege of knowing and working with John Orcutt for several years. He's knowledgeable about what he knows (and honest about what he doesn't). Mr. Orcutt is always helpful when I run legal questions past him, and I've gotten good reviews from the clients I've referred to him."
General practice Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known John for several years and have worked with him on a number of cases. John is professional and hard-working, and is always looking for creative solutions to meet his clients' needs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for over two years and am glad to have him as a resource for my clients. In one case, he provided workable options to a client about dissolving a business where the owners personalities conflicted. This is just one of the areas of law John covers. I will continue to refer clients to him for bankruptcy, family law, debt collection and other legal matters."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Friend
"I have known John for more than four years, and found him to be a skillful and reliable practitioner of family law."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a very intelligent and hardworking attorney. I recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to John Orcutt with great confidence. In addition to being a friendly guy I believe he is a good lawyer too! He is always eager to dive into any legal issue and come up with the answer. I endorse him!"
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