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John A. Kithas
JOHN A. KITHAS was born in Ogden, Utah and was educated at the University of Utah. Mr. Kithas graduated in 1971 with a degree in Economics and a Certificate in International Relations. In 1974, Mr. Kithas graduated from the University of Utah College of Law. During the 1973-1974 year, Mr. Kithas served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Allan Crockett, Justice of the Utah Supreme Court. Mr. Kithas has been licensed to practice law in the State of California for over 37 years, and is licensed to practice in all federal courts in the State of California, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal district courts of Southern District of Georgia and the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Supreme Court.
In 1974, Mr. Kithas became an associate of the Law Offices of Joseph L. Alioto, then mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, providing legal services in both political and anti-trust cases. Mr. Kithas has participated in many anti-trust, securities, and unfair competition cases, including class actions. He has taken several cases to jury trial, in both state and federal court, and was particularly successful in a four week unfair competition and business fraud trial. He has also represented a major foreign bank in its efforts in the United States to recover a portion of the several hundred million dollars embezzled by bank employees. Mr. Kithas has also taken several cases on appeal in both state and federal courts.
Mr. Kithas’ practice encompasses a wide range of business and real property matters, including both litigation and transactional work, involving both national and international transactions. He has acted as the lead attorney in cases concerning employment disputes, both as to allegations of improper conduct towards employees and improper conduct by employees, including trade secrets theft and unfair competition. He has also been involved in preparing and reviewing loan documents for large commercial real estate transactions.