John H. Stephens

John H. StephensJohn H. Stephens is a Partner at Mulvaney Barry, specializing in business, real estate and commercial litigation, and real estate transactions. He has over 30 years of experience having practiced in Los Angeles, New York City and San Diego. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, a law degree in 1978 from the University of California, Hastings, and a Masters degree from Columbia University. Highlights of his career include clerking during law school for Joseph L. Alioto, the former mayor of San Francisco and renowned anti-trust attorney; working while at Columbia with Fred Friendly, the former President of CBS News, on the PBS series “Media Law & Society;” and serving as a staff attorney at the Legal Action Center of New York City, a public-interest law corporation then chaired by Arthur Liman, former chief counsel to the Senate during the Iran-Contra hearings. Mr. Stephens’ litigation career has included many complex federal and state court trials, as well as appeals, several of which have resulted in published opinions. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and the federal and states courts of both California and New York. Mr. Stephens was an attorney with Mulvaney Barry’s affiliated office in Beverly Hills before going to New York, and was a shareholder in San Diego with Wertz McDade & Wallace and Robbins & Keehn, before rejoining the firm. Mr. Stephens has been active in the Downtown San Diego Partnership, and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce where he recently lectured on California’s new E-Discovery Law.

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