John A. Hribar

Partner

John Hribar is an accomplished litigator and a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law (by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). John works primarily on cases in the appellate courts, but he also assists clients with matters in trial courts. He enjoys helping clients solve complex legal problems. Since joining Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP in 2010, John has written more than 50 appellate briefs and petitions and has made oral arguments in more than a dozen appeals.

Before joining our firm, John worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Dale S. Fischer, a judge of the United States District Court in Los Angeles. Prior to his clerkship, John practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, where he focused on complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

John earned his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He graduated near the top of his class and received the Judge Barry Russell Award from the Federal Bar Association. He holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he also played NCAA volleyball. Before pursuing a career in law, John worked as a mechanical design engineer for a large aerospace company and briefly played professional beach volleyball on the AVP Tour.

Noteworthy Matters

  • Rampersad v. City of Thousand Oaks (2017), Case B269065 [unpublished], California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 6.  Appeal in a case challenging a mobile home rent control ordinance.
  • Mauzey v. Morschauser (2017), Cases D070681, D070683 [unpublished], California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1.  Appeal in a case involving claims of professional negligence.
  • Goles v. Sawhney (2016) 5 Cal.App.5th 1014, California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 6.  Appeal in a corporate dissolution case.
  • Daou v. Hamady (2014), Cases H038994, H039461 [unpublished], California Court of Appeal, Sixth District.  Appeal in a trusts and estates case.
  • Barber v. California State Personnel Board (2014), Case E057014 [unpublished], California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 2.  Appeal in a case reviewing an administrative decision of the State Personnel Board.
  • Grissom v. Dealer Services Corporation (2014), Case G049331 [unpublished], California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3.  Appeal in a case involving breach of contract claims.
  • David v. Hernandez (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 578, California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 6.  Appeal in a personal injury case.
  • Michaely v. Frey (2014), Case B243203 [unpublished], California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1.  Appeal in a case involving claims of fraudulent transfer.
  • Lanning v. Kramer (2013), Case B227686 [unpublished], California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7.  Appeal in a case involving breach of contract claims.
  • Kasco, L.P. v. Chicago Title Ins. Co. (2011), Case B227762 [unpublished], California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 6.  Appeal in a real property case involving the measure of damages against a title insurer.
  • County of Kern v. Jadwin (2011) 197 Cal.App.4th 65, California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 6.  Appeal in a case involving frivolous claims under the False Claims Act.

Publications and Presentations

Practice Groups

Bar and Professional

  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth District
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Ventura Chapter
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Order of the Coif, 2003
  • M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1994
  • B.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1994

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