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John A. Lavra focuses his practice in civil litigation including public entity liability defense, general liability defense, civil rights, litigation, employment law, business litigation and personal injury.

He serves as a judge pro tem, arbitrator and in the settlement conference program for Sacramento and El Dorado counties and as an early neutral evaluator for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He is also appointed by the Sacramento County Bar Association to serve as an arbitrator of fee disputes.

A native of Inglewood, California, he is a graduate of California State University at Sacramento (B.A. 1980) and the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D. 1984). He is admitted to practice in California, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada and the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association).

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