Founder and President


Attorney at Law

An experienced trial attorney and former Workers’ Compensation Judge, John has been involved in Workers’ Compensation for over 25 years. John believes in “service above self.” To that extent, he is actively involved in numerous community groups, including Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, and Covina Rotary. John is an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends much of his time traveling in his RV camping across the Western United States.

John graduated from UC Santa Cruz (College 8), where he earned a B.A. Degree in Latin American & Latino Studies. He is a Santa Clara University School of Law graduate, where in addition to his J.D. degree, he earned a Certificate in Public Interest Law. John also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and is currently a candidate for a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

John enjoys golfing, paintball, LAFC Soccer, Dodgers Baseball, Chargers Football, Four Wheel Driving in his Jeep, and riding his Harley-Davidson when not camping. His children all attend local Covina schools, and all are actively involved in local Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout groups.

John is a Founder and the Past President of LatinoComp. LatinoComp is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization comprising applicant attorneys, defense attorneys, plaintiffs attorneys, hearing representatives, lien representatives, rehabilitation counselors, interpreters, medical providers, and attorney support services. The organization’s purpose is to enhance the quality of representation at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and better serve our community.

He is also a California Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Section member. He is admitted to practice in all California Courts, including the United States Central District Court and The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

John speaks fluent Spanish and is learning Portuguese.

Professional Memberships

California Lawyers Association (Workers’ Compensation Section, Member of Executive Committee), California Applicant’s Attorneys Association (CAAA), LatinoComp, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), Association of Retired Workers’ Compensation Judges

Community Participation

FBI-Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association (Life Member), Covina Chamber of Commerce (Member), Covina Rotary (Member), Covina CERT (Member), Boy Scouts of America (ASM, Woodbadge), Girl Scouts of America, American Motorcycle Association, Harley-Davidson Owners Group, Judge Pro tem – Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board