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Philip A. John

POSITION: Of Counsel

8337 W. Sunset Road, Suite 350
Las Vegas, NV 89113

(702) 949-1100 main
(702) 949-1101 fax

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Juris Doctor, 2007 (cum laude)
University of San Francisco School of Law
Advanced Moot Court, Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 2005-2007
McAuliffe Honor Society
Dean's Scholarship Recipient, 2004-2007
CALI Award for Excellence in Comparative Law and International Civil and Business Dispute Resolution

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Philosophy, 2003
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
President's List
Yosemite Honors Society


Mr. John has focused his practice since 2007 in the litigation and appellate fields. He has handled over 1,000 depositions, including all types of witnesses and experts, with an emphasis in deposing treating physicians and retained medical doctors. Additionally, he has been successful in approximately 50 Arbitrations, and has handled civil trials of all types. The trials Mr. John has first and second-chaired have ranged considerably and include:

• A six-week complex product-defect matter in which Mr. John examined over 15 witnesses on the stand and at the conclusion after the Plaintiff requested over $40 million in damages, the jury awarded zero in damages to the Plaintiff. (Hassanali v. Custom Fiber Glass Manufacturing Co. and Valley Camper Sales).

• A high-profile personal injury lawsuit which occurred at the Palace Station Casino involving a notorious celebrity and significant media interests in which after the verdict was rendered and Offers of Judgment were enforced, the Plaintiff ended up owing Mr. John’s client a significant sum of money in attorney’s fees and costs (Fromong v. O.J. Simpson et al)

In addition to the above high-profile matters, Mr. John has also tried multiple smaller civil jury trials and multiple civil bench trials involving allegations of personal injury. Moreover, Mr. John has appeared before the Nevada Supreme Court on multiple occasions and has successfully argued at and settled appeals at Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Conferences.

Mr. John is admitted to practice in both Nevada and California.

Honors and Awards

Mr. John was selected for inclusion in the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Mountain States Rising Stars list for his primary area of practice in Civil Litigation Defense.


Concentration in General Civil Litigation, with an emphasis in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Employment Law, Family Law and Appellate Law.

Professional Associations

Mr. John is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, American Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, Washoe County Bar Association, and the State Bar of California.