John J. Guzman

John J. Guzman

Claremont, California

Born and raised in the San Gabriel valley, John is a native California resident.  John was raised in El Monte, California and went to U.C. Irvine after graduating from Mountain View High School in 1975.  John later attended Western State University, Fullerton campus and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1988.

Since passing the bar in 1989, John has primarily focused on family law issues.  John has assisted the court as a family law mediator since 1994.

John regularly appears in courts throughout Southern California, including Pomona, Pasadena, Norwalk, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Van Nuys, as well as in the neighboring counties of Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.

John will prepare you and your documents for your hearing.  John provides both full legal services and document preparation if you are on a limited budget.  The quality of paperwork (pleadings) will be superior to any paralegal work product. Remember a paralegal or notary is not an attorney. Neither can give you legal advice under California law.  You need a professional to guide you through your family law problems. Only you will know when it is time to start the process.  Call John for an appointment when it is time.

John is a highly skilled litigator and is willing to have a hearing before the court to advance your position.  At hearing John will aggressively pursue your interests. John is willing to go before the court but will counsel you on the advantages to proceeding to hearing on your issues.  Due to the high cost of litigation, all issues should be assessed on a cost benefit basis. It is important to know the chances of success on your issues and retaining John's vast experience of over 30 years at trial and hearings will be highly beneficial for you and your case.

Take the time to set an appointment with Mr. Guzman to discuss your family law matter.  You will receive an overview of the law applied to your facts. You will be advised of your rights, duties, and responsibilities.  When it is finally time to do something about your particular problem, call John. Make an appointment and learn your rights.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989


  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Major: Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • California Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Eastern Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyer Referral Service, 1989 - Present