John Fiske

Of Counsel

John Fiske manages the Gomez Complex Litigation practice group, including Mass Torts, Class Actions, and Environmental Litigation.

John is an environmental lawyer who strives to bring justice to polluters and manufacturers of known pollutants.

John represents the cities of San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, and Spokane as plaintiffs in environmental and public nuisance actions against Monsanto for polluting America’s waterways with PCBs.

John’s projects also include groundwater contamination lawsuits, such as against a multi-billion dollar aerospace company, which created the largest chlorinated solvent plume in the state of California, endangering teachers and children at an elementary school.

John lead an investigation in San Luis Obispo, uncovering many drinking wells contaminated with TCE and other toxic chemicals. John represents the families affected by the contaminated drinking water.

John represents over 110 clients in a tragic wildfire case against Chrysler and the U.S. government.

John is a 2015 Super Lawyer.

He earned his law license at age 23 after attending California Western on a full-ride scholarship and serving as Associate Editor of the Law Review.

In 2013, SD Metro Magazine named John to its list of 40 Under 40. He is a 2012 Top Influential (The Daily Transcript), a 2009 Top Young Attorney (The Daily Transcript), and a 2007 50 People to Watch (San Diego Magazine). John has served as a Barrister with the Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court.

John is a Past-President of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation. He has served as an Advisory Board Member for UCSD’s Bannister Family House, and as a Board Member of Solutions: Exploring Success Post-High School. He has served as a Red Coat for the San Diego Bowl Game Association (Holiday Bowl) and has been a “Big Brother” to two “Little Brothers.”

John regularly discusses legal topics on television, including Fox, KPBS, ABC, and KUSI.

John rides horseback, surfs, snorkels, hikes, and camps. He’s raced the Spartan Beast, Ragnar Relay, and Tough Mudder.

John has befriended two rescue dogs, an Italian Greyhound mix named Bella and a German Shepherd named Daisy.

Recent Speaking Events:

  • CAOC 53rd Annual Convention, 2014- InFuse Litigation Update
  • CASD Class Action Symposium, 2014- Topic: “What Are They Thinking?! Understanding the Science of Decision-Making Can Help You Achieve Better Results in Mediation”
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 2014- SSRI Litigation Update

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