John Schroeder

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  • Of Counsel





Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Trucking and Crane & Rigging
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Public School Construction
  • Real Estate

Representative Cases

  • Assisted in writing AB 2998 and amendments to Business & Professionals Code regarding exceptions to Home Solicitations Act for contractors
  • Liberty Transport v. Harry W. Gorst Co. Inc., (1991) 229 Cal. App.3rd 417
  • Lead counsel in landslide/inverse condemnation case against City of Carlsbad. Total settlement over $12,000,000
  • Lead Counsel for over 40 homeowners in a landslide/inverse condemnation case against City of Oceanside. Total settlements over $7,000,000
  • Numerous lead counsel cases in micro tunneling specialty construction
  • Co-counsel for Estate of Rock Hudson in first major AIDS case
  • Lead defense counsel in first eight figure mold case in Los Angeles County
  • Co-lead counsel in the “infamous” Mitchell Brothers case in San Francisco
  • Represented a patient who had both eyes stabbed with a 20 gauge needle. Large confidential settlement
  • Obtained one of Orange County’s largest settlements during trial of a medical partnership dispute
  • Obtained $25,000 in sanctions on appeal

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • United States Supreme Court


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1980
  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1977
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Student Body President, 1975-76

Pro Bono Activities

  • CHP 11-99 Foundation, over 25 years as Director, Past President and Chairman of the Board, Chair Scholarship Committee
  • Past General Counsel to the Insurance Contractors of America
  • Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Court Settlement Officer
  • Orange County Bar Association Fee Arbitrator
  • Past Special Counsel to The Sisters of The Holy Faith
  • President and Director of Yorba Linda Basketball
  • Director, Los Angeles Chapter of the National Football Hall of Fame

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Celtic Bar Association
  • Consumers Attorney of Los Angeles

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Richard Jon Weisman, 170 Broadway, New York, New York 1980-82
  • Carter, Monkman, Cooper, Sanborn and Mills, Los Angeles, 1982-84
  • Robert Parker Mils, APC, Pasadena 1984-86
  • Mills & Schroeder, APC, Pasadena 1986-94
  • Law Offices of John Schroeder, APC, Brea 1994-2010
  • Kring & Chung LLP, Irvine 2012- 2019 and 2023
  • NM Law, Inc. 2019 – 2022
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