John has served as a former Assistant Public Defender, Deputy District Attorney, and Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the State of California. From 2000-2004, he practiced with the health care law firm of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC. John has more recently served as an Administrative Law Judge in Pasadena, in addition to his private law practice.
“The Chinese use two characters to write the English word, “crisis.” One character means danger and the other, opportunity. In a crisis, I am aware of the danger but recognize the opportunity. This has served me and my clients well.”
With his primary practice area in Administrative Law, John has defended many health care professionals in disciplinary actions brought by state regulatory boards and agencies, including the Medical Board of California, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians, the Physical Therapy Board, the Acupuncture Board, and Board of Psychology. On the federal level, John has handled administrative actions brought by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) involving laboratories and the U.S. Department of Labor. John has also handled successful appeals of administrative actions using Writs of Mandate under Code of Civil Procedure sections 1085 and 1094.5. He has also been involved in the audit process for health care providers regulated by the California Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Health Care Services.
He also handles white collar criminal defense, actions under the Federal and State False Claims Acts, and art law.
John lives in Los Angeles and works with clients throughout the state.