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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!

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, 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.

EDUCATION

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

BAR LOCATION

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.

EDUCATION

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

BAR LOCATION

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.

EDUCATION

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

BAR LOCATION

Admittance: 11/19/2019

Associate Attorney

Jamal Jackson

Jamal is one of our firm’s Associate Attorneys. He graduated from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, with a double major in Criminal Justice and Environmental Science . Jamal then went on to study at Golden Gate University, School of Law and was admitted into the bar in January of 2021.

Jamal primarily works on cases involving labor and employment, business law and real property. He has experience in entity formation, partitions, disability discrimination and unpaid wage and hour cases.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing football, cooking, and playing guitar.

EDUCATION

Law School: Golden Gate University School of Law
Undergraduate Degree: Iona College, New York

BAR LOCATION

Admittance: January 2021

Associate Attorney

Hallie Makrakis

Hallie is an Associate Attorney at Jon Webster Law Group. Hallie was previously a Law Clerk in our office. Hallie graduated from Law School in 2021 and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year. Prior to Law School, Hallie went to Chico State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice.

Hallie primarily works in labor and employment including cases involving unlawful termination, unpaid wage claims and sexual harassment.

In her spare time, Hallie enjoys reading, traveling and long walks with her rescue dog, a 100lb pitbull/labrador mix named Bentley.

EDUCATION

Law School: Golden Gate University School of Law
Undergraduate Degree: Chico State University

BAR LOCATION

Admittance: November 2021

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

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.

PARALEGAL

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.

LEGAL ASSISTANT

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.

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

  •   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 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

      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
  •   This law firm helped my dad greatly through an age discrimination case. Would highly recommend.

    thumb Faye S.
    1/01/1970

      Jon replied to me immediately after I sent him a message. Gave me a great advice. I would definitely utilize his expertise in any future service. Highly recommended!

    thumb Prima D.
    1/01/1970

      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
  •   This review is for Dustin Burton. My family and I recently went through the unbearable loss of our mother. Emotionally, I was a wreck. I couldn't think straight, let alone think about all the paperwork and processes associated with ensuring her estate was taken care of. Dustin went above and beyond for us to ensure we were provided compassionate, competent, and professional legal services. He picked up and spoke to us on the phone and answered our questions. When he didn't know the answer, he researched the issue and followed up. He made several personal visits when paperwork needed to be signed and completed.  The services he provided included: legal research, will drafting, notary services, estate declarations, dispute resolution, and lodging documents with the court. Notably, Dustin provided these services during a worldwide pandemic. My family and I are incredibly grateful to have had Dustin help guide us through the most traumatic period of our lives. He is an incredible asset to this firm and a wonderful advocate for his clients.

    thumb Zachary M.
    1/01/1970

      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

      Jon Webster and his crew are awesome. Very prompt and courteous. Jon and his crew are very knowledgeable. Very great on getting issues resolved with various different issues. Highly recommend Jon Webster law group

    thumb David L.
    1/01/1970
  •   Jon was great, I highly recommend him!! He responded personally on a Saturday within 10 minutes and gave a brief phone consultation. He was very helpful in answering some important legal questions we had regarding our issues even though he couldn't take on our type of case. He was still very knowledgeable & nicely explained everything clearly without a lot of confusing legal jargon.

    thumb Leilani R.
    1/01/1970

      I want to extend my deepest gratitude and thanks to Jon Webster and his entire team at Jon Webster law group for representing and successfully resolving my employment law issue.

    Jon Webster: Your knowledge and leadership were the calm in the storm. Thank you for making me feel like any question or concern I had was important. Thank you for taking the time in advance to do your due diligence to ensure my case was a journey we both wanted to endeavor on.
    Thank you for allowing me ownership in my decisions and not telling me what I wanted to do. Thank you for recognizing moments of unease for me during this process and reassuring me my emotions were valid throughout the process. Thank you for getting me JUSTICE and VALIDATION!
    I also want to give credit to John and acknowledge his ability as a leader by forming a supportive and knowledgeable team around him. Everyone at Jon Webster Law made me and my concerns feel important.

    Jamal Jackson: Thank you for being my champion during this process. Whenever I needed clarity on an issue, you took the time to sit down with me and make sure I understood the problem and the facts, which empowered me to make the most informed decisions for myself and my circumstances. Thank you for being my voice during all of the proceedings and ensuring that my complaints were heard and validated!
    Thank you for the copious amount of research you constantly did to be prepared. I never felt for a moment that you weren't on top of things. Thank you for being a shoulder and an ear in this process. When I had moments of doubt, you picked me up and validated the many emotions my case stirred up. Most importantly, you helped explain to me just how common some of my feelings were. That may not be a big deal to some, but to me, during our time together, it was a Godsend and an anchor to reality I didn't even realize I needed. Thank you!
    I look forward to hearing more great things about your career and to proudly telling the world, "That's my Lawyer!"

    Dustin Burton: Thank you for always making yourself a resource during my case, even though you were busy managing your own caseload. You made sure that you would be there for me if I needed anything and couldn't get ahold of John or Jamal. I also appreciate that given my case was not your first priority, you still knew the pulse of mine just in case I needed you. Thank you. I appreciate your kindness whenever I entered the office and for making me feel supported throughout my case! John is fortunate to have you.

    Ray Sims: Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy with me the many times I called the office and for your always prompt, and thorough responses. Thank you for always ensuring I was taken care of when I visited the office.

    I appreciated that you took your time with me during my initial intake call. I never felt rushed. Even though I know I was distraught and speaking a million words a second during that time. Ray LISTENED. And when he was unsure of something, I mumbled; he politely asked follow-up questions. Thank you for setting the stage and explaining how the process would work after our intake call. Knowing what to expect in the early stages was incredibly helpful for my anxiety and nerves during this time.
    Thank you for always telling me when you would get back to me and doing it.

    Hallie Makrakis: Thank you for being a part of my team. The amount of knowledge you had about my professional background and the details of my case at all times was impressive. I also want to commend you for the incredible amount of research you put into my case. Knowing that every member of my team was so well versed and prepared provided me with an astonishing amount of swagger and confidence! Knowing that I could come to you for ANY concern or questions that I had at any time was a valuable resource for me.

    Thank you for explaining the process throughout my case and speaking to me in English, not lawyer-speak. Your ability to take a very complex topic and break it down to its core points so that I understood it is nothing short of impressive. Thank you for empowering me by educating me on the process in a language I could understand.

    Your future and career are bright, and I am proud to say Hallie was a part of my team that brought me justice.

    To the person reading this, wondering if the Jon Webster Law group is for them. I assure you this is the team and people you want fighting for you. Jon and his team are honest and upfront. They do their due diligence. They did not make wild promises. Instead, they educate you on the process. And by doing so, they empower YOU to make the right choices for you, the most important person!

    thumb Tony B.
    1/01/1970

      Jon was so kind, professional, and knowledgeable. He gave me accurate information about a tough situation that I was in. Though his office didn't deal with my type of case, he still gave me advise and recommendation regarding who I should contact. I highly recommend him!

    thumb Reena R.
    10/03/2017

JON WEBSTER LAW GROUP, APC

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