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John S. Clifford, Partner Attorney
Litigation; Corporate Law; Insurance Litigation; Trusts and Estates; Personal Injury; Torts; Real Estate; Civil Litigation; Complex Liti...
Phone:714-550-7720
Web:http://www.smithchapman.com
Address: 1800 North Broadway, Suite 200, Santa Ana, CA 92706
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Law Firm:SMITH LC
Lawyer:John S. Clifford
Phone:714-550-7720
Fax:714-550-1251
Lawyer Title:Partner
Practice Areas:Litigation; Corporate Law; Insurance Litigation; Trusts and Estates; Personal Injury; Torts; Real Estate; Civil Litigation; Complex Litigation; Federal Civil Litigation; Federal Litigation; Trial Practice
Bio:Mr. Clifford is a Partner/Shareholder at SMITH LC. Mr. Clifford's practice is focused on litigation, with an emphasis on business, real property, construction, real estate foreclosure, personal injury, and insurance matters. Mr. Clifford has successfully argued cases before California appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Some of Mr. Clifford's recent successes include a defense verdict against a multi-million dollar construction claim, and a corresponding counter-claim verdict of over one million dollars, and a defense verdict against a multi-million dollar claim for unfair business practices, wherein Mr. Clifford not only successfully maintained the verdict on appeal, but also obtained the first published case in California holding that California's unfair business practices laws do not apply to securities transactions. (Bowen v. Ziasun Technologies, Inc. 116 Cal.App.4th 777). Mr. Clifford also obtained recent verdicts of $685,000.00 in a business ownership dispute and prevailed in an ownership dispute while his clients were awarded 100% ownership of an Orange County business valued at over $6,000,000 dollars. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Clifford has served as outside General Counsel for American Liberty Insurance Company (ALIC), a Utah-based insurance company, since 1999.
Admitted:1994 California; 2004 Utah; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court District of Utah; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
College:Utah Valley State University, A.S., 1991; Western State University, B.S., 1992
Law School:Western State College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1994
Membership:State Bar of California; American Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; Utah Bar Association
Web:http://www.smithchapman.com
Languages:English

Lawyer John S. Clifford, graduated from Utah Valley State University, A.S., 1991; Western State University, B.S., 1992 Western State College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1994, is now employed by SMITH LC at 1800 North Broadway, Suite 200 Santa Ana, CA 92706.

While being a member of State Bar of California; American Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; Utah Bar Association, John S. Clifford is one of the more than one million lawyers in United States. Before choosing John S. Clifford as your lawyer, you should consider whether John S. Clifford is a member of American Bar Association (ABA), how much he or she charges for the services, if there is any hidden attorney fee, what's the fee schedule, whether he or she has good community reputation and is able to provide a list of good references. You can also contact the Board of Professional Responsibility of the state bar, to find out if John S. Clifford has ever been placed under any disciplinary actions. If there is any such disciplinary action, avoid using his or her services. Please be aware that, though John S. Clifford's office is located at Santa Ana, CA, he or she might belong to the bar association of other states.

Focus of Lawyer's Practice and Years Practice are also very important factors in your evaluation process. The more focused the lawyer's practice areas, the better service he or she could provide. Length of practice, however, can be both positive and negative for an attorney. So do not make decisions solely on one or two factors. John S. Clifford has been admitted in 1994 California; 2004 Utah; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court District of Utah; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. His or her practice areas include Litigation; Corporate Law; Insurance Litigation; Trusts and Estates; Personal Injury; Torts; Real Estate; Civil Litigation; Complex Litigation; Federal Civil Litigation; Federal Litigation; Trial Practice.

John S. Clifford's college education includes Utah Valley State University, A.S., 1991; Western State University, B.S., 1992, law school degree was from Western State College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1994, other biographical background includes Mr. Clifford is a Partner/Shareholder at SMITH LC. Mr. Clifford's practice is focused on litigation, with an emphasis on business, real property, construction, real estate foreclosure, personal injury, and insurance matters. Mr. Clifford has successfully argued cases before California appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Some of Mr. Clifford's recent successes include a defense verdict against a multi-million dollar construction claim, and a corresponding counter-claim verdict of over one million dollars, and a defense verdict against a multi-million dollar claim for unfair business practices, wherein Mr. Clifford not only successfully maintained the verdict on appeal, but also obtained the first published case in California holding that California's unfair business practices laws do not apply to securities transactions. (Bowen v. Ziasun Technologies, Inc. 116 Cal.App.4th 777). Mr. Clifford also obtained recent verdicts of $685,000.00 in a business ownership dispute and prevailed in an ownership dispute while his clients were awarded 100% ownership of an Orange County business valued at over $6,000,000 dollars. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Clifford has served as outside General Counsel for American Liberty Insurance Company (ALIC), a Utah-based insurance company, since 1999.. You should contact other lawyers and law firms nearby before choosing your legal representatives.

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