John Mendonza is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Litigation Department. John has represented the interests of credit unions in all aspects of creditor litigation matters for over 18 years. He advises credit unions as to practices, procedures, and compliance with both state and federal laws.
John has extensive experience in the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy matters. He is experienced in all aspects of consumer bankruptcies including relief from stay motions; reaffirmation agreements; vehicle valuation issues; proofs of claims; chapter 13 plan objections; dischargeability actions; adversary proceedings; and lien avoidance issues.
John also represents creditors in state court litigation, including breach of contract claims; claim and delivery matters; wage garnishments and bank levies; real estate litigation; judgment debtor examinations; and writs of possession.
John received his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2003. He graduated from California State University, Hayward in 2000 with a B.A. in political science together with an option in Pre-Law and a minor is business administration. He is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and in the Federal Courts in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California.