I have been practicing civil litigation in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area since 1993. During that time, I have represented clients in civil matters both as plaintiffs and defendants. These include situations arising from business disputes, breaches of contract, collection matters, and commercial law matters. No matter the type of case I am handling, though, honesty and diligence are always the driving force behind my approach.
"[John got] the best outcome that we can hope for... I will not hesitate to recommend John to anyone."
"Hoorayyyyy! Finally. After two other attorneys I have one who actually works and shows progress…Thank you."
When my client attempted to collect on a debt, the debtor filed a cross-complaint, claiming collection-related torts of defamation, infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy.
Cross-complaint was thrown out & debts were collected
My client discovered a breach of contract in their loan agreement and was awarded a judgment in their favor. I quickly enforced the judgment against the debtor's pending lawsuit against a third party.
Debtor’s Case Settling, & the Judgment Was Paid Immediately
For this case, I negotiated the prompt payment of a creditor’s overdue promissory note after service of the lawsuit.
Client Was Paid in Full for Principal, Interest, Court Costs and Attorney’s Fees
After working with three other attorneys to no avail, this client came to me for help enforcing a judgment close to expiring. I took steps to amend the judgment, then figured out where we could collect from the debtor.
Judgment Settled Through Payment from a Long-Lost Liability Insurer
I assisted a client with the enforcement of a promissory note that called for real property collateral, but there was no deed of trust. After filing suit, I worked strategically and was able to collect the debt owed to my client while preventing a need for foreclosure.
Debt Was Paid Out of Sale of Property
Choosing an attorney becomes a much simpler task when you can see evidence of their ability. On that note, I invite you to explore the solutions I've implemented in order to resolve cases similar to your own.
When someone isn’t fulfilling the promises they’ve made to you, it’s easy to get caught up in the sheer frustration of your situation. But before you go declaring any vendettas, let’s take a moment to look at the big picture. Someone owes you something. You want to collect what was promised. The priority isn’t getting revenge — it’s figuring out what they have so that we can succeed in claiming what you’re owed.
In matters of debt collection, a forceful approach is sometimes necessary. Often, though, a deal can be struck if both sides are willing to work together to find a solution that fits their needs. In the hope of saving my clients from unnecessary stress and expense, I always explore this option before taking any drastic legal measures.
If traditional, amicable negotiation is out of the question, we may explore a number of other options to resolve your case. Depending on the details of your situation, we may pursue litigation, arbitration or mediation. If you’d like to learn more about what each of these options entails, I encourage you to read more about alternative dispute resolution.
No matter the strategies we employ or the form of dispute resolution we choose, my top priority is giving your case the time and attention it deserves. After all, a well-designed and well-executed legal plan means a greater chance of being able to deliver you good news.