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John T. Egley

John T. Egley received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Loyola Law School. Mr. Egley focuses his law practice on employment litigation and business litigation. His most recent successes include representing the prevailing employer in two published appellate opinions in employment class actions: Esparza v. KS Industries, L.P., 13 Cal.App.5th 1228, 221 Cal.Rptr.3d 594 (2017) and Cortez v. Doty Bros. Equipment Company, 15 Cal.App.5th 1, 222 Cal.Rptr.3d 649 (2017). These cases represent significant victories for employers that can be used across the state.

Mr. Egley’s employment law practice encompasses all aspects of employment litigation and employment counseling. He specializes in defending employers against wage and hour class actions, employee misclassification class actions, wrongful termination, meal period / rest break, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Mr. Egley’s business litigation practice focuses on copyright litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation and trade secret litigation.  He has achieved numerous defense judgments and dismissals on behalf of employers, including defeating claims on summary judgment and class certification. Mr. Egley has recent wins on behalf of a national retailer against claims of discrimination and wrongful termination on summary judgment and the successful defense of an oil industry client by defeating class certification.

Mr. Egley has been repeatedly selected as a Southern California Rising Star according to SuperLawyers, including for the years 2012-2017.  He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Egley is a frequent lecturer on various employment law topics and conducts seminars and training for Human Resources professionals.

Mr. Egley participates in a number of volunteer and community organizations including the Yale Alumni Schools Committee, the Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Program, and serves on the Board of a non-profit church organization.

While in law school, Mr. Egley served as an officer in the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and a Board Member of the Moot Court Team.  He was a member of Loyola Law School’s award winning Byrne Trial Advocacy Team and a finalist in the moot court competition.  Mr. Egley also interned in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and worked as a research assistant for Professor Laurie Levenson.

  • January 2019MSJ Secured In Multi-million Dollar Independent Contractor Case Call & Jensen’s attorneys recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client in an independent contractor case. The plaintiffs, two vehicle accident victims, sued Call & Jensen’s client, a company that had hired another company to perform courier services for it. In its summary judgment motion, Call & Jensen distinguished the relationship between the firm’s client and the courier driver at issue from an employer-employee relationship, and argued that there could… READ MORE
  • June 2017C&J Earns “Rising Stars” And “Up-and-Coming” Attorneys Honors Call & Jensen is proud to announce that ten of its attorneys were named as “Southern California Rising Stars” by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine in 2017. These outstanding lawyers were honored in their respective areas of practice for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement – designations awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of California attorneys. In additional to being named Rising Stars, two of the firm’s… READ MORE
  • May 2017Motion Victory: Call & Jensen Obtains Early Dismissal Of Class Action Claims Call & Jensen attorneys recently obtained a dismissal of class action allegations for their client in an employment wage-and-hour class action pending in Kern County Superior Court.  After the plaintiff former employee filed a class action lawsuit against several different entities involved in oil drilling sites in California, Call & Jensen’s attorneys developed a strategy for limiting the scope of the case to solely the individual plaintiff.  After a successful work-up of… READ MORE
  • July 2016Honor: 17 Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” And “Rising Stars” By Super Lawyers Magazine Call & Jensen is pleased to congratulate its attorneys who were recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers in its 2016 lists of “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars,” published in Super Lawyers, Orange Coast, and Los Angeles Magazine. Four of the spots on the Top 50 OC Super Lawyers were held by Call & Jensen attorneys Wayne Call, Mark Eisenhut, David Sugden, and Julie Trotter, and three of the spots on the OC… READ MORE