John N. Demas is the founding partner of Demas Law Group, P.C. and has been exclusively representing injured victims for over twenty years. John is passionate about helping people and he has earned a stellar reputation in the community for his dedication and successful results for his clients. He has extensive trial experience with several multi-million dollar verdicts, including one of the largest verdicts ever against Sacramento County ($4,500,000) and the largest verdict ever won in Tuolumne County ($2,500,000).
John has earned the respect of the legal community for his zealous representation of his clients. As a result, he has been selected by his peers as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2009; an honor limited to less than 5% of all attorneys and approximately 1% of plaintiff personal injury attorneys. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was named a Top 100 Attorney for Northern California. The Top 100 list is an even more exclusive group of attorneys chosen by Super Lawyers, as the very best among the best lawyers in the state. He also made the Top 25 List of Sacramento Lawyers.
John has been granted membership to The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a respected professional organization with exclusive membership limited to less than 1% of the country’s civil attorneys. ABOTA membership is by invitation only—extended to attorneys distinguished for their high personal character and professional reputation. Furthermore, he is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization consisting of the nation’s top personal injury attorneys.John has an “AV” rating, the highest possible national rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The “AV” rating is derived from confidential assessments by attorneys in the community as well as judges. In addition to the highest attainable legal ability ratings, he has been given the highest marks for “adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.” John also has a 10, the highest possible rating, with the prominent attorney ranking web site, Avvo.com.
He was recently recognized as the Trial Lawyer/Advocate of the Year by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association in recognition of his extraordinary trial results and intrepid work in advocating for the rights of consumers.
John is very active in the legal community and is a past President of the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, as well as a current Board Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at seminars and conventions across the State and has been asked to speak by numerous organizations, including the Continuing Education of the Bar, Consumer Attorneys of California, and Capital City Trial Lawyers. He donates his time and serves as a Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator in Sacramento County, and as a Mediator for El Dorado County and Placer County.
In addition to representing injury victims, he is committed to educating and informing people about safety and accident prevention.
In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, exercise, cycle, scuba dive, hike and travel. He speaks Greek fluently.
Languages spoken: Greek, English
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I endorse this lawyer. I worked with John on a complicated matter involving personal injury and conservatorship matters. I found John to be a strong advocate for his client, knowledgeable and responsive to my questions and concerns.
Robin Diamond Trusts Attorney
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John Demas is an excellent trial attorney. I am lucky to consider him a mentor and would recommend him to any potential client with a personal injury. His knowledge of how to try a case and obtain a favorable verdict is top notch.
Brian Turner Personal injury Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Attorney for Northern California||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 25: 2016 Sacramento Super Lawyers||SuperLawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Attorney for Northern California||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 25: 2015 Sacramento Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Attorney for Northern California||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Attorney for Northern California||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 25: 2013 Sacramento Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Presidential Award for Merit||Consumer Attorneys of California||2007|
|Advocate of the Year||Capital City Trial Lawyers Association||2005|
|Owner||Demas Law Group, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Demas & Rosenthal, LLP||1995 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2011 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1994 - Present|
|Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association||President||2007 - 2008|
|Friese v. Wyant, et al.,||Jury Verdict of $4,500,000.|
|Sanchez v. Diestel, et al.,||$2.5 million jury verdict.|
|Kyle Doe vs. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services, Sacramento County, et al.,||$4 Million Settlement|
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|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of the Pacific||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar||MASTERS IN TRIAL: EMERGING ISSUES IN AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION LITIGATION||2015|
|Continuing Education of the Bar Conferences||Torts Practice: The Year In Review||2014|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||ABOTA Masters in Trial: ABOTA attorneys presenting real-life cases||2014|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Dealing with Typical Case Nightmares at Trial: Gaps in Treatment, Bad Medical Records, Unlikeable Clients||2013|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||ABOTA Masters in Trial: ABOTA attorneys presenting real-life cases||2013|
|CEB, Sacramento||Torts Recent Developments||2012|
|Annual Tahoe Seminar||Howell Roundtable Discussion||2012|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Awakening the reptile in trial: A case Study||2011|
|CEB, San Francisco||Tort Practice, Recent Development||2011|
|Empowering Jurors As Community Guardians||A Case Study of the Reptile in Trial||2010|
|CAPITOL CITY TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION||JURY SELECTION 2.0: A HANDS ON SEMINAR||2010|
|The Anatomy of a $4.5million jury verdict||Seminar teaching other lawyers about trial skills.||2008|
|Educational seminar||Selecting a jury in an motor vehicle accident case||2007|
|Consumer Attorney Seminar||Taking on Defense Medical Doctors||2007|