Attorney: John C. Grier, Esq.

Attorney: John C. Grier, Esq.

Direct:  (619) 298-2100
john@denherderlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Litigation
Civil Litigation
Estate Planning
General Counsel
Probate
Trust Administration
Corporate Formation and Business Planning

Bar Admissions:
California, 1979
9th Circuit Federal Trial Courts, 1979
5th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 1980
9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 1990

Education:
THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW, San Diego, California
Juris Doctor – December 1978

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, Fort Collins, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, June 1973

Background:
I am an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California and before all federal trial courts and both the 5th and 9th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.  I began practice as an associate with Mathews Bergen Vodika and Potash in 1979, became a partner with the firm in 1981 and a senior-named partner in 1985. After the retirement of several senior partners, I became the managing partner of Mathews Bergen & Grier in 1995.  Mathews Bergen & Grier merged with DenHerder • Grier & Associates in 2016.

My legal career began as civil litigator, principally emphasizing the areas of personal injury, medical and legal malpractice matters.  With a maturing practice (and clientele), I began to emphasize estate planning and related estate litigation when I became the managing principal of Mathews Bergen & Grier.  That emphasis continues through the present.  In addition, I represent various branches of the Fleet Reserve Association, VFW, and serve as general counsel to the Lemon Grove Rod and Gun Club.

I have three adult children, one is a general contractor, another an Army medic and the oldest, a VIP guest host at Disneyland.

I truly enjoy the nuances of the law, and assisting others in interpreting the law, whether through litigation, or through well-crafted documents.  Outside of my family and my law practice, my interests include photography, poker, and firearms (particularly shotgun shooting including trap and sporting clays).  I am a member of the Lemon Grove Rod & Gun Club and frequent shooter at its Alpine, California shooting range.

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