John Furstenthal

bay-area-attorney-john-furstenthalManaging Partner
Location: Lafayette, California
Phone: (510) 384-8668
Fax: (925) 237-8331
Email: E-mail Me

In his career, John Furstenthal has become an expert in employment law. He has also handled numerous cases involving injuries, housing discrimination, medical malpractice, contract disputes, and FELA/railroad cases. He handles all phases of the case to ensure the best possible outcome.

John Furstenthal can handle cases anywhere in California, in state or federal court.


John Furstenthal has personally:

  • Handled hundreds of cases during his career, resulting in verdicts and settlements totaling tens of millions of dollars
  • Taken and defended hundreds of depositions, including a wide array of lay and expert witnesses
  • Tried many cases in jury and bench trials
  • Appeared in court hundreds of times
  • Handled dozens of mediations and settlement conferences.
  • Has extensive knowledge and expertise in FELA/railroad cases

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Oakland, John Furstenthal attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a BA with a double major in English and Legal Studies in 1997. He earned four varsity letters playing baseball and was the starting first baseman for three years. He hit .341 his senior year. He then attended Santa Clara University School of Law and earned a JD in 2000. In his last semester of law school, he externed for the Honorable Spencer Williams in the US District Court in San Jose.
John Furstenthal has been practicing law in California since 2000. He lives and works in Lafayette. He is married and has a daughter and son.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment and Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2000


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Major: English
    • Major: Legal Studies

Past Employment Positions

  • Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson, Attorney, 2002 - 2010
  • Wotman & Cloutier, Attorney, 2000 - 2001

Furstenthal Law Office, Inc. 
3445 Golden Gate Way, 
Lafayette, CA 94549 
Phone: (510) 384-8668 
Fax: 925-237-8331


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