John L. Flegel is a partner specializing in civil litigation. His civil litigation practice covers a broad area, including municipal law, real estate, business torts, contracts, trust administration, and personal injury. John has represented both plaintiffs and defendants and has extensive experience in both jury and non-jury trials in both State and Federal Court. He has also handled appeals in both State and Federal Courts. John has represented the cities of Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Morgan Hill in defense of inverse condemnation claims, defense of claims for excessive force against police officers, and defense of personal injury claims arising out of pedestrian and vehicular accidents. John’s litigation expertise in real estate matters include claims of adverse possession, prescriptive easements, nuisance, trespass, quiet title, and actions involving failure to disclose known defects. His business litigation expertise includes disputes over sales agreements, breach of contract, conversion, unjust enrichment, debt collections, and unfair business practices. John’s trust administration cases have included claims of breach of fiduciary duty, elder abuse, petitions to modify trust documents, and actions to determine validity of wills and trusts.
John received his law degree from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1973 and his Bachelor of Science degree from Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna College) in 1970. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Mateo County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Menlo Park Rotary Club, serving as president of the club in 1994-1995, and serving as president of the Menlo Park Rotary Club Foundation in 2004-2005.