John McCarthy – Law Offices of John F. McCarthy

Practice/Organization Description

The Law Offices of John F. McCarthy is a San Diego labor and employment law firm that helps people, throughout California, who have experienced workplace harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and overtime and meal and rest period issues. Attorney John McCarthy is an experienced trial lawyer with the knowledge, experience and resources to help you achieve a favorable settlement or verdict.

While Attorney McCarthy is an aggressive trial lawyer and litigator, the ultimate direction of your case is always under your control. We will prepare your case for trial and then take it as far as you want to go. If you decide not to take your matter to trial, this may simply mean that we will engage in effective settlement negotiations on your behalf.

Frankly, when the other side understands that you are prepared to go to trial – even if you really have no intention of doing so – it puts your case in a stronger position for effective bargaining. If, on the other hand, going to trial is the best way to protect your rights, it might mean taking your case to a California bench or jury trial. Regardless of which course of action you decide to take, you can rest assured that John McCarthy has the knowledge, experience and resources to get you the best possible results.

John understands how the other side thinks because he has represented some of the biggest employers in America. John cut his teeth at a small labor and employment law firm in Northern California representing large agricultural employers in harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and wage and hour issues. John quickly became regarded as one of the bright minds in labor and employment law, helping create and refine arguments that would work their way up to the California Supreme Court. John was quickly entrusted with a large case load. John did not disappoint. John became a tenacious litigator and trial lawyer, known for his approachable demeanor, quick thinking and ability to engage everyone in a court room. However, John never much cared for representing people and companies who he thought had done others wrong. As a result, John set out to start the Law Offices of John F. McCarthy in San Diego, California in January 2010. John was committed to providing the highest level of legal expertise and compassion for each of his clients. Nowadays, John mostly represents folks who have experienced the very harassment, discrimination, and wrongful terminations, he worked so hard to defend. John also provides small businesses with cost effective labor and employment advice and counsel so they can compete with larger companies and so they can provide employees with great workplaces.

From employment discrimination, to wrongful termination, and sexual harassment — if a legal matter has affected your life, you will want to talk with an experienced California employment attorney about your legal options. Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 690-1701.

Bar Admissions

California Supreme Court

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal District Court


Palma High School '00

UC Davis '04- Political Science

Thomas Jefferson School of Law '07

Professional Associations & Memberships

CELA, NELA, CASD, CAOC, SDCBA, California Bar Association- Labor and Employment Section

Honors and Awards

LSAT Scholarship, National Dean's List, Dean's List, High Grade Trial Practice, Civil Motion Practice, First Amendment Practice, Persuasive Legal Writing, Service Award.


427 C Street, Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92101, United States

  • 800 690 1701
  • 800 690 1701

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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