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John Clifford is an experienced trial attorney who has a diverse trial practice representing clients in employment disputes, construction accidents and complex civil litigation, as well as product liability, professional liability and general liability matters. He is known for his ability to deal effectively with sensitive issues, building trust and presenting a seamless defense.

John is a third-generation lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. One of ten siblings, he was exposed early to the legal paradigm and has developed a focused approach that enables him to quickly dissect a case and determine a highly effective strategy.

John is a past president of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA), an organization of exceptional defense trial attorneys in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. John is also the past president of San Diego Defense Lawyers (SDDL) and recently completed a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

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Areas of Practice 1) e-Discovery, 2) Employment & Labor, 3) General Liability & Casualty, 4) Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage, 5) Product Liability, 6) Transportation and 7) Construction
Law School University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1986
Education California State University, Chico, B.A., 1982
Most recent firm Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
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