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John N. Demas

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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).


 


Awards and Accolades

 


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.



Legal Community Involvement

 


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.


 


Some of John Demas’s Case ResultsAward AmountType of Case

 


$5,475,000

Mediated Settlement – Motor Vehicle Collision
$4,500,000

Jury Verdict – Car Accident
Over $4,000,000

Confidential Product Liability Case
$3,000,000

Bicycle v. Commercial Truck Accident
$2,500,000

Jury Verdict – Wrongful Death Case/ Trucking Accident
$1,875,000

Bike v. Dump Truck Collision Case
$1,600,000

Jury Verdict – Negligence Case
$1,500,000

Jury Verdict – Wrongful Death Case/ Trucking Accident
$1,300,000

Wrongful Death Case/ Electrocution
$1,000,000

Pedestrian Accident
$1,000,000

Truck Accident
$1,000,000

Construction Site Accident

 

Honors & Awards

 



  • Trial Lawyer/Advocate of the Year, Capital City Trial Lawyers Association

  • Trial Lawyer President of the Year

  • Presidential Award for Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California

  • Numerous academic awards & scholarships

  • Recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards

  • Law Journal Editor

  • International Moot Court Honors Board


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Languages spoken: Greek, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Car Accident: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
  4. Defective Products: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Dennis S Zinn

    I have worked with John Demas and his office on several cases. I have always found them to be very professional, and John personally goes above and beyond to get the best results for his clients. I heartily endorse him as a top notch Personal injury attorney.

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    Dennis Zinn Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robin Sue Diamond

    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.

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    Robin Diamond Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Demas Law Group, P.C.

701 Howe Avenue
Suite A-1
Sacramento, CA, 95825

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199205/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Attorney for Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2016
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Top 25: 2016 Sacramento Super LawyersSuperLawyers2016
Top 100 Attorney for Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2015
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 25: 2015 Sacramento Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Attorney for Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2014
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Attorney for Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2013
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Top 25: 2013 Sacramento Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Presidential Award for MeritConsumer Attorneys of California2007
Advocate of the YearCapital City Trial Lawyers Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDemas Law Group, P.C.2012 - Present
PartnerDemas & Rosenthal, LLP1995 - 2012
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Directors2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kyle Doe vs. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services, Sacramento County, et al.,$4 Million Settlement
Confidential$5,475,000: MEDIATED SETTLEMENT – MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION
CONFIDENTIAL PRODUCT LIABILITY SETTLEMENTOVER $4,000,000
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Am I Supposed To Feel Like This?Published a book2012
California Personal Injury Law GuidePublished a Book2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of the PacificPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski SeminarMASTERS IN TRIAL: EMERGING ISSUES IN AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION LITIGATION2015
Continuing Education of the Bar ConferencesTorts Practice: The Year In Review2014
American Board of Trial AdvocatesABOTA Masters in Trial: ABOTA attorneys presenting real-life cases2014
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaDealing with Typical Case Nightmares at Trial: Gaps in Treatment, Bad Medical Records, Unlikeable Clients2013
American Board of Trial AdvocatesABOTA Masters in Trial: ABOTA attorneys presenting real-life cases2013
CEB, SacramentoTorts Recent Developments2012
Annual Tahoe SeminarHowell Roundtable Discussion2012
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaAwakening the reptile in trial: A case Study2011
CEB, San FranciscoTort Practice, Recent Development2011
Empowering Jurors As Community GuardiansA Case Study of the Reptile in Trial2010
CAPITOL CITY TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATIONJURY SELECTION 2.0: A HANDS ON SEMINAR2010
The Anatomy of a $4.5million jury verdictSeminar teaching other lawyers about trial skills.2008
Educational seminarSelecting a jury in an motor vehicle accident case2007
Consumer Attorney SeminarTaking on Defense Medical Doctors2007