John Schlaff

John Schlaff, J.D.

Tel: 310-383-9133 Email: [email protected]

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1987

M.A. (summa cum laude) UCLA, 1983

B.A. (summa cum laude) UCLA, 1983


Mr. Schlaff has more than thirty years of complex litigation and appellate experience since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1980s.

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Mr. Schlaff practiced law in several prestigious large law firms before joining the Firm.

Mr. Schlaff’s concentrates on complex and high stake business litigations in which he represented primarily Fortune 500 and other business clients in dispute. His clients include and have included Bank of America, Miller Brewing Company and Walt Disney Studios, among many others.

Mr. Schlaff has had rich experience in the areas of business disputes, financial institution litigation, securities and shareholder litigation and consumer class actions.

In addition to his extensive experience in litigation at the trial court level, Mr. Schlaff has a distinguished record of appellate practice and has represented both respondents and appellants in dozens of civil appeals as well as several criminal and administrative appellate matters. His representative cases include:

In 2007, in Alan v. Honda, 40 Cal.App.4th 894, Mr. Schlaff won a unanimous California Supreme Court decision overturning a published Second Appellate District decision against his client.

He has prevailed in many unpublished appellate cases over the years. Most recently, he was the attorney of record to the appellants on the published case of DeLuca v. State Fish, 217 Cal.App.4th 671 (2013), in which he successfully argued for the reversal of a decision of Judge Klein of the Los Angeles Superior Court.