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John V. Komar

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John V. Komar is a partner in the firm’s water and public agency law and business and commercial litigation practice groups. John earned his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1993 and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year. He has experience going to court with his focus being particularly in the practice areas of Water & Public Agency Law and Business & Commercial Litigation.

Bar Admissions and Licensure

State Bar of California, 1993

State Bar of Oregon, 2012

United States Federal Court

  • Northern District of California, 1994
  • Central District of California, 2003
  • Southern District of California, 2004
  • Eastern District of California, 2007

United States Bankruptcy Court

  • Northern District of California, 2013
  • District of South Carolina (Pro Hac Vice), 2015

Minnesota State Court (Pro Hac Vice), 2006


Bachelor of Arts, University of California, San Diego, 1990

Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1993

Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, 2016

Professional Associations and Leadership

  • Kern County Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Bend Ice, 2014-Present

Professional Experience

  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2019-Present
  • BLA Schwartz, P.C., 2003-2019
  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, 2001-2003
  • Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP, 2000-2001
  • Bowman and Brooke, LLP, 1998-2000
  • Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley, 1993-1998
  • Juris Doctor Santa Clara University School of Law - Graduate School Santa Clara, CA 1993
  • Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution Pepperdine School of Law - Graduate School Malibu, CA 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts University of California, San Diego - Undergraduate School San Diego, CA 1990
  • State Bar of California 1993
  • State Bar of Oregon 2012
  • Certified Oregon Mediator 2016

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