Head of Litigation
: Sacramento, CA
John Knowlton is a civil litigation attorney, with over 25 years of experience handling both small and large, complex litigation as well as traditional transactional business matters. Mr. Knowlton represents both individuals as well as small to large sized private entities. Mr. Knowlton Areas of practice include Commercial Business and Contract Disputes, Elder Abuse and Trust Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Construction matters, Real Estate disputes, Wrongful Employment Practices/Termination, and related fields. Mr. Knowlton focuses on both pre-litigation dispute resolution as well as handing litigation throughout the State of California. He has taken or defended hundreds of depositions, has handled multiple cases in Arbitration, as well as lead counsel on numerous and varied Bench and Jury Trials to verdict.
Mr. Knowlton received his B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1980, with a degree in Physiological Psychology. After working as a surgical assistant at the renowned Salk Institute for Biological Studies and then as a medical writer, Mr. Knowlton attended University of California at Los Angeles Attorney Assistant Program where he graduated with Honors, and then Southwestern University where he received his degree of Juris Doctor in 1989. Mr. Knowlton was the recipient of several academic awards at Southwestern University, including the Award of Exceptional Achievement in Moot Court and several American Jurisprudence Awards. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1989, and is also a member of all Federal District Courts in California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Knowlton has taught several legal classes through the UCLA School of Law Extension and served many terms as Judge Pro Tem through the Superior Court.
Mr. Knowlton also enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and still makes time to go surfing when he is able. He enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa and two children, and currently lives in Auburn, California.