John S. Poulos - Award-Winning Business Litigator in Sacramento

John S. Poulos Sacramento

Drawing on years of trial jury and appellate experience, John S. Poulos joined the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith LLP Attorneys in April 2014. Since then, he has earned the titles of managing partner as well as vice-chair of both its commercial litigation and banking & finance practice groups. Previously, John S. Poulos worked in the Sacramento office of the firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman from 1997-2012, becoming a managing partner in 2009.

Mr. Poulos possesses over 20 years of experience litigating complex business disputes in areas such as construction, real estate, class actions, and fraud. He has litigated at the state and federal levels in cases related to notable legislation like the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); and the Clean Water Act.

For his accomplishments in his field, Mr. Poulos was awarded the distinction of Northern California Super Lawyer in 2005, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the peer-reviewed legal publication Best Lawyers recognized him as a Top Attorney in Northern California as well as a Top Attorney in the areas of construction and real estate law.

Before embarking on his professional career, John S. Poulos earned his BA in economics from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, and later his JD from the University of California, Berkeley. Following that, he served as a law clerk for Alaska Supreme Court justices Alexander Bryner, Edmund Burke, and Robert Eastaugh.