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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

  •   I spoke to Jon about 2 weeks ago. I would like to say thank you for such a fast response time and your office staff was very helpful.. you spent 45 min on the phone with me. I even asked you if I could pay you and you said no.. if and when I need to move forward. It will be with you law firm.

    Thanks for all you time and advice.  

    PS the reason I called you is because of all the positive reviews on Yelp!

    Best Regards

    Greg Brown

    thumb Greg B.
    1/10/2018

      WOW.   I called Jon for a very long and complex consultation.  He was more than willing to help, guided me through the in's and out's of my employment agreement and hiring bonus questions.  He didn't ask for a dime.   Jon seems like a stand-up guy I would highly recommend him to any employment law questions.

    thumb ME M.
    9/07/2019

      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
  •   I was looking for advice in regards to Tenant/Landlord rights and was referred to different agencies with no answers. I stumbled across Jon Webster's office on Justia and was greeted by a nice gentlemen who then transferred me to Jon. Jon was kind and willing to answer my questions with advice and resolution. The patience to listen and the willingness to offer solution stuck with me. I highly recommend his office and will be going to him should I need further assistance in the future.

    thumb Mary C.
    10/02/2017

      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

      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.
    8/05/2020
  •   Wow. Hear the one about the lawyer who called a new client back on a Saturday afternoon, advised on employment law, then did not bill?  No joke.  Jon spoke with me for nearly an hour, investigating the situation and provided good legal coaching for negotiation.  I will use his services for next steps.

    thumb Walt T.
    1/01/1970

      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

      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
  •   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

      This review is solely based on his prompt response. Although I have not used Jon's legal services, I can say his response time is amazing! He was also able to point me in the right direction. Thank you!

    thumb Jessica M.
    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

JON WEBSTER LAW GROUP, APC

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