29 Years




John F. Whittemore

John F. Whittemore

John F. Whittemore’s practice includes civil litigation, employment, family law, and trust and estate litigation.

858.551.2440 x317


Anna Lisa Vega
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Bars and Courts
  • California Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • La Jolla Bar Association
  • Tom Homann Law Association
  • University of San Diego, School of Law, JD, Magna Cum Laude
    • San Diego Law Review, Member
    • Appellate Moot Court Executive Board, Member
    • Order of the Coif (top 10% of graduating class)
    • California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, Judicial Extern
    • San Diego County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Program, Participant
  • University of California, San Diego, BA, Cum Laude
Representative Transactions


Obtained $30,000 settlement for client in an underinsured motorist claim.

Recovered $16,000, the full amount demanded, for client in dispute with former landlord concerning unreturned security deposit and unused rent funds.

Successfully represented client with significant social media presence in the cosmetics industry by recovering substantial unpaid wages and negotiating more favorable employment terms, including a reduction of a renewal (evergreen) clause purporting to bind the client.

Secured $9,000 on behalf of a client from a third-party insurance company for the diminution in value to the client’s automobile after an accident.

Successfully appealed the California Insurance Commissioner’s Order of Summary Denial entered in response to client’s insurance agent application by obtaining full reconsideration of the client’s application and issuance of a restricted but fully-functioning license.

Represented client in an action for declaratory relief and partition of real property located in Rancho Mirage, California.

Represented a leading San Diego design company in an employment dispute with three of its former employees relating to the company’s non-disclosure agreement.

Employment Background


Prior to law school, John was a marketing associate for The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies (now Eastridge Workforce Solutions) where he gained valuable experience analyzing employment laws for the company’s 1099 compliance division. John previously served as a summer associate at BKF.

Special Notes


John served as President of the international law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta while at USD.

John enjoys swimming, hiking, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.