Our lawyers have extensive experience in a range of legal areas. We can offer you professional advice and effective representation to help you in many areas of the law. Please see our list of practice areas below and request a consultation with us today!

Meet the Team!


Principal Attorney

Jon Webster

Jon guides the firm’s staff and manages major cases and matters for the firm on behalf of individual and business clients.  He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has appeared before the California Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.  He has tried complex civil litigation matters, including class action and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) cases.

Jon previously represented the California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA) in both civil matters and in crafting legislation concerning California pawn and secondhand dealer law.  He litigated and prevailed on behalf of former Los Angeles Police Department officers in the seminal training reimbursement case entitled, In re Acknowledgment Cases, (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1498.

When not working with staff or clients, Jon enjoys hanging out with his two German Shepherd Dogs, Ranger and Lilith.


Law School: John F. Kennedy University SOL
Undergraduate Degree: California State University Sacramento


Admittance: 12/07/1988

Senior Litigation Counsel

David Lavine

David began his career in the highly-selective Honors Program and as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Department of Justice, where he prosecuted immigration and narcotics crime, real estate and other financial fraud, and computer crime violations, among other cases.  Since then, he has brought civil cases and defended clients in the federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings. Along the way, he has lectured on criminal justice topics at training programs domestically and abroad, has taught litigation and trial lawyering skills at several law schools, and has served as a judge pro tem in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Superior Courts.

David is equipped to handle all aspects of your civil case and places the greatest value on client satisfaction – that each client is heard, and informs the overall legal strategy and the decisions taken in a case through its completion.  David understands that a successful trial result or settlement of a legal dispute may vindicate a client’s principled position — and, just as often, may propel. restore, or re-set a client on a path toward business success or individual well-being.

David lives in San Francisco with his wife and twin children.  In his free time, he enjoys swimming, travel and classic rock.


Law School: UC Berkeley School of Law
Undergraduate Degree: UC Berkeley


Admittance: 1993

Associate Attorney

Dustin Burton

Dustin is an Associate Attorney at Jon Webster Law Group. Dustin was previously our firm’s Office Manager and Law Clerk. He graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Western Hemispheric Studies. Dustin then went on to study at University of California, Davis. School of Law and was admitted into the bar in November of 2019.

Dustin primarily works on cases involving labor and employment and estate planning. He has experience in assisting clients with wage and hour claims, conservatorships and entity formation.

He is also a certified Notary Public. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his Wife and his Shih Tzu, Barnaby.


Law School: UC Davis School of Law
Undergraduate Degree: University Of California, Davis


Admittance: 11/19/2019


Ray Sims

Ray graduated from California State University East Bay in 2016.  He holds a certificate in paralegal studies.  Prior to working as our Paralegal, Ray worked as a paralegal in a criminal defense and civil rights law firm.

Ray is also our resident IT professional as he has worked several years as a corporate computer and network consultant, holding a CompTIA A+ certification. Ray is also a certified Notary Public.


Rudy Alatorre

Rudy joined our firm in 2021 as our newest Paraglegal. Rudy previously interned for our office as a Junior Paralegal while obtaining his Paralegal Certificate from California State University East Bay. Rudy received his undergraduate education from San Francisco State in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Rudy is also a certified Notary Public.

In his free time, Rudy enjoys working out, hiking, and trying new restaurants.


Charles Chu

About Our Firm

Our firm practices Labor & Employment, Real Property, Estate Planning, Construction Disputes and Business Law.

We practice wage and hour law where employees are denied either regular or overtime wages, suffered missed meal or rest periods (breaks) or have been required to sign or are being sued for breaking “training reimbursement agreements”​ required by employers. We can assist in the review, creation and/or negotiation of severance agreements.

If you operate a small business in California, we defend your enterprise against unsubstantiated wage claims, craft customized employee handbooks, Injury and Illness Prevention Plans (IIPPs), conduct workplace investigations, and draft business buy-sell agreements. We represent landlords in commercial and residential transactions and can assist in lease review and/or modification.

For the past fifteen years, we have served as counsel for the California Pawnbrokers Association and we represent over one hundred pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers and title lenders in California in a variety of regulatory and civil matters and business transactions.


Jon Webster law Group has access to offices in locations across California, making it easy for our clients to see us at a location that suits them. Please click on one of the links below to learn more about each of our locations.


  •   Jon Webster is informative and cares about his clients. It was easy to set up an appointment with his really nice staff. During the appointment he took time and was able to answer all of my questions. He is very professional and was able to help me. I highly recommend him and will be returning for any future questions I have. I am super happy to have an amazing local lawyer!

    thumb Kseniya G.

      I called Mr. Webster and he was so helpful. He was fully attentive to our needs, validated our issues, and gave us many solutions. We felt reassured with his extensive knowledge of the law and sound advice which prevented us from making a mistake. Any other lawyer wouldn't have offered me this help. I know because I talked to 10 other lawyers before I got a hold of him.
    We are very thankful for his time and effort.
    We definitely highly recommend him!

    thumb Maria P.

      I reached out to this law firm with a question about a legal matter and got a call back from a really nice guy. He took the time to ask questions and investigate my situation thoroughly. Even though he determined I didn't have a case, he explained everything to me in a way I could understand. This was a big deal for me because I'm going through a tough time and it involves a lot of money. I appreciate that he treated me with respect and gave me clear answers. I would definitely recommend this law firm based on my experience.

    thumb Michael M.
  •   Jon replied to my online request nearly instantly. We were low on time and from Friday afternoon when I first made contact until Sunday evening he remained in regular communication and a constant ally. He provided honest feedback and would only accept a retainer fee if certain feasibility standards could be secured. As a real estate broker, I especially value the priority of client success over profit. We are forever grateful for Jon's expertise, ethics and professional direction. The staff diversity is a bonus!

    thumb Genteel A.

      We met with Mr. Webster as we needed help with recovering wages. He accommodated two in person meetings to listen to our concerns and provide valuable feedback. We appreciate Mr. Webster's time and input!

    thumb Farhan K.

      I'd give ten stars if i could. I reached out to Jon Webster law group when i was at my lowest. Jon Webster and his assistants are amazing. From our first conversation they are very understanding and helpful. Jon has went over and beyond for me. He is very smart and on top of everything. Thank you for everything Mr. Webster.

    thumb Olivia G.
  •   If I could give 10 stars I would! Jon and his team are some of the most professional and caring individuals my family and I have come across. My father and I walked into our consult with Jon with tears in our eyes and full of confusion. As a small business owner, a lawsuit can be your worst nightmare. Jon showed so much compassion, patience and understanding for our case. He did an outstanding job with the representation and we will forever be grateful for his honest and hard work.

    If you're in need of an knowledgable, efficient and dedicated attorney - Jon Webster is definitely the one!

    thumb Karina M.

    Do NOT trust this guy.... he LIES. PERIOD.

    NEVER trust a person who lies.
    When would you know that he is not lying to you.

    Based on my experience with him, he is a lire and an incompetent attorney - check his credentials to make sure he is worth what he charges you per hour.

    He is only after getting your money and prolonging the case to get more money out of you.

    thumb Americola A.

      I'm in the process of buying sn S-corp and was lost on how to get started. I called hoping to get advice and was expecting a long expensive process. I was transferred to Jon who answered all of my questions in a succinct manner. He walked me through exactly what I need to do to transfer the corporation to my name.

    In less than 20min, he made a huge daunting task seem straightforward. He was super friendly (and a fellow dog lover who congratulated me on my dogwalking business). I am very grateful and will definitely employ him if I need more help in the future.

    thumb Sydney L.
  •   This group was so professional, kind and responsive to my calls.

    Dustin was so great to work with an overall seems like a good person who wants to help people and isn't just seeking out an extra penny for himself. What more can you ask for? Very thankful.

    thumb Christine L.

      I needed a quick answer for my case to make a decision within a day. I reached out Jon Webster Law Group and described my case. I received a satisfactory answer within a few hours which helped me with my decision. Really appreciate the help!

    thumb Zhanna ..

      Jon and his team were a huge help! I had a consultation with this firm over a business matter, and they really helped me find a direction and a plan to move forward with.
    Highly recommend.

    thumb Mike B.


Jon Webster Law Group, APC is licensed to practice in California, Arizona, Hawaii and the District of Columbia.