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John M. Bickford

Lawyers protecting you

John Bickford is a member of PARRIS’ complex litigation group. John practice focuses on employment and consumer protection class actions, with an emphasis in complex motion and appellate practice. John has been appointed class counsel in dozens of class actions, and has argued several appeals at the California Court of Appeal and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. John was chosen as one of Southern California’s Rising Stars in 2016.

John earned his law degree cum laude in 2011 from Pepperdine University School of Law.  While in law school, John served as a legal extern to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and as the Business & Production Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. John also served on Pepperdine’s Moot Court Board as the National Entertainment Law Competition Chair.

John also earned his Master of Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

In 2008, John graduated from California State University, Channel Islands with a major in Economics. John studied abroad in London, United Kingdom.

John is admitted to practice law in California.

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Star (2016)
  • Judge Barry Russell Award for Outstanding Achievement in Federal Courts & Practice (2011)

Speaking engagements

Bridgeport Consumer Class Action Litigation Conference

  • Analyzing Petitions to Compel Arbitration (2016)

Community Contributions

  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Jimenez v. Allstate Ins. Co., 765 F.3d 1161 (9th Cir. 2014) (affirming order granting class certification of 800 claims adjusters based on statistical and representative testimony to prove classwide liability).
  • Ruiz v. Moss Bros. Auto Group, Inc., 232 Cal. App. 4th 836 (2014) (affirming order denying petition to compel individual arbitration based on the employer’s failure to prove an electronic signature was plaintiff’s).
  • Compton v. Superior Court, 214 Cal. App. 4th 873 (2013) (reversing order granting petition to compel individual arbitration because the arbitration agreement was both procedurally and substantive unconscionable).
  • Garibay v. Archstone Communities, 539 F. App’x 763 (9th Cir. 2013) (affirming order granting motion to remand class action for lack of federal jurisdiction under CAFA).
  • Hutton v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Co., 213 Cal. App. 4th 486 (2013) (reversing attorney fee award of $266,801 because one-sided attorney fee provision was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable).
  • Markley v. Cnty. of L.A., No. B246460, 2014 WL 1356613 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 4, 2014) (reversing order granting summary judgment because there was a triable issue as to whether the placement of an intersection’s limit line and stop sign created a dangerous condition).

Bar Admission

California State Bar
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court


Juris Doctor, cum laude; Pepperdine University School of Law (2011)

Master of Dispute Resolution; Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2011)

Bachelor of Arts, Economics; California State University, Channel Islands (2008)