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Who We Are

San Diego Business Law Attorney: John F. McCarthyWe’re craftspeople.  We’d rather not tell you all about our awards.  We’d rather tell you about what we believe in.  We believe in making use of what we have.  We believe in doing the job right for the sake of doing the job right.  We believe that mastery of something is the beginning of the real journey, and not the end of learning.  We believe you’ll notice the difference between us and other firms right away.

What We Do

We help build better businesses.

How We Do It


  1. Listen and make sure we understand you.
  2. Explain and make sure you understand us.
  3. Do the best thing.

It’s simple.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • “extremely knowledgeable in all things”
  • “very fair and honest”
  • “a Rock’n’Rolla”

What Our Peers Say About Us

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Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Less than 2.5% of lawyers are selected to be Rising Stars.  John has been rated by Super Lawyers for years.

According to AVVO, attorneys who have earned a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating have demonstrated objective evidence of professional integrity and accomplishment by being evaluated by their peers and clients who have used their services. AVVO developed an attorney rating system from 1 (“Extrem e Caution”) to 10 (“Superb”).  John has had a 10.0 for years.

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John has been recognized as a top labor and employment

John has been recognized as a top labor and employment attorney and an outstanding young attorney for years.

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Best of the Bar:

Best of the Bar: John has been recognized as “Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal for years.

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Top 40 Labor & Employment Lawyers: John has been named one of the top 40 labor and employment lawyers under 40 in California for years.

Why We Do It

Picture of John McCarthy as Ocean Beach Kiwanis memberWe’re committed to giving back and making the world a better place.  We love working with people who have a good idea and then helping them make that idea a reality.  It’s why we volunteer, work with start-ups, small businesses, and family businesses.  It’s why we started our business.

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