In his over 20 years of practice, John Chason has dedicated himself to understanding and achieving the goals of his clients. John understands that every case is unique, with its own set of issues and challenges. As a Certified Family Law Specialist, he has the legal knowledge to provide his clients with the highest level of representation, and as an experienced litigator in both family law and criminal defense, he has the courtroom presence and skills to put that knowledge to use.
John’s clients appreciate that he takes the time to explain each stage of their case and to make sure that they understand their options prior to making decisions on how to proceed. John has extensive experience in handling all types of family law issues, including child custody, support in both simple and complex cases, and dividing the community estate.
Since graduating from the Ohio State University College of Law, John has successfully argued in the court of appeals in the published case of Ross v. Figueroa, and has written articles on the admissibility of evidence at trial and the evolution of the law regarding domestic violence. Mr. Chason was actively involved in the Southern California Family Law Inn of Court, where he oversaw monthly CLE presentations and grew membership for the organization.
- S. District Court
Professional Associations & Memberships
- State Bar of California Family Law Section
- Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Member, Santa Monica Bar Association
- Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
- Family Law Section
- Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court Executive Committee, 2009
- Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Honors & Awards
- Champion for Children award in 1996
- Named a Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine, 2015-2016
- AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
- Mentor to young associates in handling pro bono cases for battered women.
- Volunteer mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
- Ross v. Figueroa(2006) 139 Cal.App.4th 856
- “The Ins and Outs of Representing High-Net-Worth Clients”– Family Lawyer Magazine
- “Police Reports: Let Them In or Keep Them Out”– LACBA Family Law News and Review