Law Offices of John A. Mendoza - Law Offices of John A. Mendoza
John Mendoza is the Managing Partner of the Law Offices of John A. Mendoza, a Long Beach, California, firm in existence since 1989. The Law Offices of John Mendoza concentrates on the litigation of industrial injury, catastrophic injury, and death claims. Mr. Mendoza was named Attorney of the Year by the Pacific Justice Institute for his performance in the Van Schoick v. Saddleback Valley Unified School District. This landmark decision overturned 20-plus years of California case law, giving California high school students the freedom to let their religious beliefs be known on public high school campuses.
In May 2008, the Law Offices of John Mendoza was engaged in Salgado v. County of Orange, a case establishing that injured employees in workers’ compensation cases have the right to select their own physician for treatment. In addition, the attending physician’s reports are admissible as legitimate evidence in court. Prior to this case, county attorneys could block such reports. The Law Offices of John Mendoza took the case to the State Of California Reconsideration Unit. Today, any worker injured on the job in California benefits from this decision. The Law Offices of John Mendoza also engaged in White v. City of Los Angeles, a case that banned police from using force on nonviolent demonstrators and from using specific weapons.
Having processed over 10,000 workers’ compensation claims, the Law Offices of John Mendoza has argued some cases all the way up to the Supreme Court of California. The appeals from the Law Offices of John Mendoza have resulted in the rewriting of many state workers’ compensation laws. The Law Offices of John Mendoza also retains a team of physicians for clients who are filing such claims. The Law Offices of John Mendoza offers free consultation, with clients never being charged out of their own pocket. Legal fees are paid out of the settlement when the award is granted to the client.