John C. Lender

Orange County Office


John C. Lender earned his Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University School of Law in 2002, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002. While in law school, Mr. Lender worked as an extern for the Hon. Robert Alberts in the United States Bankruptcy Court, worked as an extern at the Orange County District Attorney's office, and competed as a member of Chapman University School of Law's Moot Court Board and Appellate Moot Court Board. Mr. Lender also worked as a faculty research assistant regarding federal sentencing guidelines, was a member of the Warren J. Ferguson Inn of Court, was the recipient of a Provost Law Scholarship, and received an Award For Excellence In Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Lender has been practicing as a defense attorney since 2003, and is dedicated to vigorously defending his clients. His current practice is focused on medical malpractice and medical board defense. Mr. Lender's practice also involves general liability defense, including auto and trucking cases, premises liability, and products liability.

Mr. Lender has litigated in both the California Court of Appeal and the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Lender is also admitted to practice in the Central and Southern California Districts of the U.S. District Court.

As an active member of the Orange County Bar Association (Torts and Trials section), Mr. Lender is a member of the OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee. Mr. Lender was an Orange County Bar Association MCLE presenter of "Motions For Summary Judgment" in August 2019.

Mr. Lender, a lifelong surfer and musician, lives in Orange County with his wife and their three children.

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