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Our law firm may be small, but it is strong. We are like family and we treat our clients with the same respect that we would want in return. Don’t wait to find out what we can do for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

Meet the Team!

OUR ATTORNEYS

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, I 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 Savannah.

EDUCATION

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

BAR LOCATION
Admittance: 12/07/1988

Associate Attorney

Dustin Burton

Dustin is our firm’s Associate Attorney.  Previously, Dustin was our 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, unlawful detainers, employee handbooks and forming LLC’s.

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

EDUCATION

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

BAR LOCATION

Admittance: 11/19/2019

Of Counsel

Linda Rhoads-Parks

Linda Rhoads-Parks is an ‘of counsel’ attorney with Jon Webster Law Group, APC.  Ms. Parks is a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in setting up corporations, LLC and non-profit organizations and doing work place investigations. She has also successfully represented the interests of public entities in contract negotiations and has lead investigations in numerous cases involving allegations of sexual harassment, conflict of interest, discrimination and hostile work environment.

Linda has served in the capacity of general counsel and in-house counsel to large employers, school districts, county offices and charter schools.  She has successfully used her training as a mediator to assist clients and their adversaries to come to agreeable solutions to complex problems, without the attendant costs of litigation.

Linda is also a nationally recognized speaker at professional organizations on topics relating to business organization, employment and employer/employee relations.

EDUCATION

Law School: John F. Kennedy University SOL
Undergraduate Degree: John F. Kennedy and University of the Pacific

BAR LOCATION

Admittance: 1995

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.

EDUCATION

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

BAR LOCATION

Admittance: 1993

LAW CLERK

Jamal Jackson

Jamal is a young and dedicated professional who strives to create and preserve a sustainable environment. He graduated from Golden Gate University, School of Law with an emphasis in Environmental Law and Policy and Public Interest Law.

He was awarded the American Legal Institute Continuing Education Award, which is given to those who are dedicated to the legal field and believed to have the potential to influence improvements in the law.

In his spare time, Jamal enjoys food, friends, and football.

PARALEGAL

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.

LAW CLERK

Jared Rahming

Jared was born and raised in Corona, California and currently works out of our San Diego office. He graduated from Hampton University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  

In 2019, Jared received his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law along with a specialization certificate in Business Law.

When Jared isn’t working, he enjoys traveling the world, trying new craft beers, playing video games and hanging out with his friends.

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Charles Chu

Charles graduated from UC Irvine in 2017 with a double major in Political Science and Business Economics. In the future, he hopes to attend Law School and pursue a career in the professional sports industry.

In his free time, Charles loves to play sports, cook and explore new places with his friends.

MARKETING MANAGER

Nicole Segura

Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Pre-Law from University of the Pacific (UOP) in Stockton.

She is very passionate about marketing and helping small businesses grow through their online presence. Nicole owns her own marketing firm named Sucre Social Digital Marketing and enjoys spending her free time with her 3 dogs Zane, Rocco and Charlie. 

About Our Firm

Our two-attorney law firm offers a broad range of litigation, transactional and mediation services for individuals and small businesses.

We practice wage and hour law where private or public 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 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 in evictions/unlawful detainer actions.

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.

FIRM LOCATIONS

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.

REVIEWS

  •   Everyone is super nice and helpful at this office! Very fair prices. Will definitely use again in the future!

    thumb Diana R.
    1/01/1970

      I contacted Jon's office a couple weeks ago for help on an employment related legal issue... an out of state company threatening to enforce a non-compete agreement against me. I called on a Friday afternoon, and Jon made himself available Saturday morning for a consultation. He clearly articulated the law surrounding non-compete agreements in CA, provided suggestions on how to quickly deal with the situation, and contingency plans in the event they continued to unlawfully enforce what was an unenforceable document. He wrote a very compelling demand letter for me, which he promptly sent out to my former employer monday morning, and within a week and a half, and after several back and forth's with their attorney, the issue was resolved. Jon was always very prompt responding to all of my inquiries, and clearly has a strong command of the law. I felt fortunate to have him representing me in this situation. I would strongly recommend Jon Webster for anybody seeking representation or legal advice on an employment related issue.

    thumb Jason G.
    8/08/2017

      This was the second firm I called. Everything is now said and done and firm #1 still hasn't returned my call. When I called the Law Offices of Jon Webster I was helped immediately and made an appointment for that same week. I emailed a document I had questions on (got a reply confirming receipt) & the attorney reviewed everything in advance as to not take up our time with that. They have a flat fee for consultations that was very reasonable and as that was all I needed I was then done and very happy with the service I received. Very professional, courteous & responsive. I appreciate good service when I get it & recommend this firm both on that and the advice I received.

    thumb Harry G.
    10/03/2014
  •   I reached out to the Jon Webster Law Group in Concord seeking assistance with a pending Civil judgement as a result of audit dispute.  I was very disappointment with the customer service over the phone and in person we received by Jon Webster.  

    When I initially reached out to their office Ray Sims answered my call and he was very professional and took down notes to discuss with Jon Webster.  Later that afternoon I receive a call from Jon Webster informing me of his hourly fees and the required retainer for his firm to take the case.  I was not surprised by the fees quoted, but when I asked what services would be included with those fees and what was the expected process I was told that he didn't know at the time.  I was concerned that I was walking into a transaction that really had no plan to back it up the estimated cost of the case.  I decided a meeting in person would allow me to ask the right questions and give him an opportunity to provide a consultation.  

    I returned from my meeting and it was just as I thought, no effort to provide a consultation and instill confidence as a customer.  This guy basically wanted us to sign his retainer letter, provide the $5000 retainer and let's see how it goes.  I know there are things that an attorney can not predict, but he didn't even look at my paperwork or had any interest in discussing my case for a consultation fee.  He seems to be a lawyer who wants to sign customers up and start billing hours.  Buyer Beware!

    thumb Nikki V.
    1/01/1970

      Jon Webster is great! Answered all of our questions, and we felt secure about what to do next. Highly recommend him!

    thumb Clever P.
    6/12/2017

      These guys changed my view of the industry.  From Charles, to Dustin, to Jon himself, they had incredible diligence on working on my issue.
    They gave me an astounding bit of comfort with defending my rights.
    It took less than 24 hours for them to review what I presented them with and reach out to me.

    thumb Kolby V.
    1/01/1970
  •   STOP......
    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.
    1/01/1970

      I appreciate the customer service this firm provided to me for my inquiry. I appreciate the time invested into my call.

    thumb Bryan P.
    9/08/2019

      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.
    1/01/1970
  •   I have hired my share of attorneys over the years for my business needs and Mr. Webster is simply the best I have run into!
    Mr. Webster is sharp, honest and keeps you informed.

    Sincerely, T. B.

    thumb Tim B.
    1/01/1970

      Before our initial consult, Jon Webster took the time to read over our documents and shared helpful advice on how we can deal with our tough situation. He was honest, direct and open and even suggested that it'd be in our best interest to find a different attorney in an area closer to our property to help us save on costs. Even though we ultimately did not retain his services, he still took the time to be helpful, read over our documents, and share his experience on how to move forward.

    thumb Vincent T.
    8/07/2019

      I would give him more stars if I could!!
    I retained Mr. Jon Webster when I was at my lowest, desperate for help with a health care related retirement issue. He stayed late to meet with me after my work day was done. He was extremely professional, had read over all my notes I had faxed earlier, and was prepared and ready to go. He was also very compassionate, which  really helped to ease my anxiety level. He drafted a letter while I waited so I could sign it then and save another trip back to his office, and then emailed it off that evening. Within 10 days we  had settled and I received everything I needed and more. It has completely changed my life and I will be forever grateful. He is the BEST and I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal counsel. You will not find a better attorney anywhere.

    thumb Marie W.
    1/01/1970

JON WEBSTER LAW GROUP, APC

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