In his career, John Furstenthal has become an expert in employment law. He has also handled numerous cases involving injuries, housing discrimination, medical malpractice, contract disputes, and FELA/railroad cases. He handles all phases of the case to ensure the best possible outcome.
John Furstenthal can handle cases anywhere in California, in state or federal court.
John Furstenthal has personally:
Handled hundreds of cases during his career, resulting in verdicts and settlements totaling tens of millions of dollars
Taken and defended hundreds of depositions, including a wide array of lay and expert witnesses
Tried many cases in jury and bench trials
Appeared in court hundreds of times
Handled dozens of mediations and settlement conferences.
Has extensive knowledge and expertise in FELA/railroad cases
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Oakland, John Furstenthal attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a BA with a double major in English and Legal Studies in 1997. He earned four varsity letters playing baseball and was the starting first baseman for three years. He hit .341 his senior year. He then attended Santa Clara University School of Law and earned a JD in 2000. In his last semester of law school, he externed for the Honorable Spencer Williams in the US District Court in San Jose.
John Furstenthal has been practicing law in California since 2000. He lives and works in Lafayette. He is married and has a daughter and son.