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John Gaims graduated first in his class from the University of Southern California Law School where he was the Executive Editor of the Law Review. John obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. John was a Professor of Law for 15 years commencing in 1971 and has served often as judge pro tem as well as an arbitrator for the American Stock Exchange. Before joining this firm John was the head of the trial departments at two other prestigious Los Angeles law firms. John's trial experience encompasses disputes in numerous fields, including the oil industry, insurance, defamation, wrongful termination, palimony claims, private education, entertainment, sports, construction and real estate. John's most recent trials, arbitrations and mediations have involved major construction and real estate disputes, and our clients have been successful in every case.

Education/Professional Designations:
University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1956)
University of California at Los Angeles (M.B.A., 1963); Beta Gamma Sigma
University of Southern California (J.D., 1967); Order of the Coif
Executive Editor, University of Southern California Law Review, 1966-1967
Professor of Law, Northrop University Law School, 1973-1989; Recipient: Distinguished Professor Award.

Professional Affiliations:
Judge Pro Tempore of the Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1976-1986. Arbitrator, American Stock Exchange, 1983 -- . Chairman of the State Bar Administrative Committee No. 45, 1973. Member: Beverly Hills Bar Association; State Bar of California.

Admitted to Practice:
California and U.S. District Courts, Central and Northern Districts of California, U.S. Tax Court.