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John Hamilton

John J. Hamilton – Attorney is a solo practice. I personally handle every client's matter.

I am a “roll-up-the-sleeves” hands-on attorney. I employ no other attorneys, paralegals, or legal secretaries. Clients can expect me — and no one else — to write every legal letter, write every legal document, make every phone call, and conduct every trial on their behalf.

I have over 25 years' business experience in the securities, banking, and insurance industries — including Senior Vice President of one of the nation's largest financial institutions in the 1980's — prior to attending law school.

I am willing to come to your office or other location for an appointment.

Practice Areas: Collections; Business Law, Employment Law, Elder Abuse, Consumer Issues, Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Traffic Law

Admitted: 1996, California; 1997, Florida; 1996, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Law School: William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1993

College: University of Minnesota,, B.S., Mankato State University, M.B.A., 1981

Member: State Bar of California; The Florida Bar (voluntary inactive status); California Bar Association; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

Biography: Member: Moot Court Honors Program; Trial Advocacy Team in National Competition; ATLA Tournament of Champions at Ohio State University.

Born: Chicago, Illinois, July 30

ISLN: 914881856

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  • John J. Hamilton, Maximum Productivity, Minmum Expense

    John Hamilton is what ever family needs for their personal attorney. His service is as essential as a doctor, dentist or veterinarian. He is very professional. What amazes me about John is how quickly he returns emails or phone calls. John Hamilton as been my attorney since 2007. September 2, ...
  • THANK YOU JOHN!!!!!

    John helped me obtain a court judgement of $11,500. I had co signed a student loan for $12,500 with my ex girlfriend, years a go, and she wound up defaulting on the loan. It went into collections and I ended up paying the loan in full, after negotiations, for $11,000. My ex would not pay a penny ...
  • Very professional and exceptional lawyer

    I contacted John to help with my dad's case and he was exceptionally. He explained the case very clearly to me on what needs to be done. He answered all my questions and concerns promptly. At the end he was able to get the case dismissed within days of me contacting him. November 27, 2016
  • Efficient, ethical and brilliant

    I got lucky when I found Mr. Hamilton online. I researched his profile and it sounded like a great fit. He was beyond belief knowledgeable and kept me informed on a daily basis. All he asked of me was that I give him all the info he needed in a timely manner. He took care of the rest. I knew from...
  • Helped Me Help My Mother

    I was so glad to have found John Hamilton. I have never had the need for an attorney before and thank goodness (If I ever need one again) we came upon John. John helped my mother go through what needed to be done when she lost her home in the largest fire in Laguna Woods. He was there every step ...
  • Credit Card collections Lawsuit

    I was being sued by a credit card debt collector in the amount of $11,300.00. I looked online at NOLO and found a few attorneys who had experience with cases like mine. I made a few calls and John called me back within 20 minutes. After talking with him and discussing my situation I immediately h...
  • Great educated and professional attorney! 

    I am so pleased to find John after looking through several websites and reviews. He made everything easy enough to understand and process, using his smart analogy's and references it was an enjoyable process. He explained things brilliantly and effective, his demand letter got a response within t...
  • Thank God for John!

    My husband was in need of legal council, after being served with wage garnishment papers. and we knew of no one with that area of expertice..so i went online and did some searching, and than more searching, and came across John Hamilton's name. i also had made a couple calls to other attorneys, b...
  • John gets it done.

    The 5 stars are truly representative in each of the categories.    I have had the privilege of working with John who kept me fully in the loop and represented me as an advocate second to none. Typically, if I had an idea on   August 24, 2013
  • John Hamilton got the job done for me!

    I was in a difficult position with really nowhere to turn. Consultations with other attorneys left me less than confident until I found John. John gave me the confidence to defend my position and aggressively fight for my rights. John is not an inexpensive resource but you get more than you pay f...
  • Really LOVES his work...

    It does not take long before you know that John Hamilton LOVES his work! He treats your case like it is his case. He personally answers his phone and responds to emails. His legal expertise and technical savvy keeps you always a step ahead of the opposition. When you ask him a question...He has a...
  • Family matter

    I had a very sensitive issue within the family that I needed help on. I knew John on a social level for years but had never needed his legal assistance until this matter came up. Since it was a family matter it was critical that confidentiality was maintained at all times. Not only did John maint...
  • Good lawyer

    I've worked with John for the past 6-7 years and can't say enough good things about his ability as a lawyer. He is tenacious and thinks outside the box when it comes to helping you achieve your goals as a client. I would highly recommend him and will continually use his service when needed. Au...
  • Best Lawyer in Orange County

    John is one of the best attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with. He is very patient in answering all my questions and has a solution as well. He has guided me every step of the way in my current case. I interviewed couple attorneys for my case and John stood out as someone that is very kn...
  • Debt collection lawsuit

    I was sued by a law firm representing a debt collection agency for just over $10,000. After doing some research I decided to go with John and I'll explain why. Most "consumer debt" attorneys that market online are only concerned with settling your debt and they typically charge you, the client, a...
  • Respected by his peers and Judges

    I have hired attorneys in the past and was always wondering if they remembered me or dropped the ball. From our first encounter, John was complete, well-informed and always stayed in communication. He won our case when there was no hope...he pulled a very timely filing (rabbit out of the hat). I ...
  • MacDonald review

    Mr Hamilton knows many aspects of the Law. He is honest and direct to the point. His follow up is responsive and will keep you well informed of the tactics or "game plan" he recommends to use to have the best possible outcome! I would use his services again without question if needed. August 2...
  • Shady Debt Collectors

    I found John on Nolo.com and he called me pretty much right away. I had some debt collectors trying to swindle money from me by telling me I was being sued and that the statue of limitations had not expired. This was a 10+ year old debt! He promptly called the debt collection company to tell them...
  • John Hamilton - Results Focused Attorney

    I retained John to help us with a credit card debt lawsuit. He was focused on the strategy to gain the best result for us. He succeeded in driving a huge whole in the service process used by the other side and then got the lawsuit dismissed. John is a focused, strategic thinking Attorney and I ca...

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John J. Hamilton, Esq. is committed to answering your questions about Debt Collection. Litigation, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Elder Law, and Traffic Law issues in California.

I'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact me today to schedule an appointment.

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