John A. Belcher


John A. Belcher graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 with a 3.9 Grade Point Average.  Recipient of the Alexander Meicklejohn Award and the Medaille Voltaire, Mr. Belcher attended Boalt Hall, where he was selected to serve as an Extern Clerk to the Honorable Cecile Poole of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.  While enrolled at Boalt, Mr. Belcher served under Stanley Sporkin in the S.E.C. Division of Enforcement, Summer Honors Program as a Charter Selectee.

Following graduation from Boalt Hall in 1981, Mr. Belcher was employed as a Deputy District Attorney by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.  Mr. Belcher was appointed to the felony trial team in Martinez, California, where he served with distinction prosecuting complex felony jury trials, including three “double jury trial days” with jury trials proceeding back to back.

As a civil litigator in Los Angeles for over thirty years, Mr. Belcher has litigated as “first chair” over one hundred arbitrations, court trials and jury trials from the Mexican border to Santa Barbara County.

John Belcher’s resume:

Superlawyer

Martindale A.V Rated
Fifteen consecutive years

Martindale A.V. Rated by the Judiciary
Fifteen consecutive years

Principal; Law Offices of John A. Belcher
Pasadena, California
April 2000 to Present
Complex contingency litigation

Partner; Hanna & Morton
Los Angeles, California
December 1996 to April 2000

Partner; Kindel & Anderson
Los Angeles, California
December 1989 to July 1996

Shareholder; Richards, Watson &Gershon
Los Angeles, California
December 1989 to July 1994
Chairman, Insurance Department, 1992

Deputy District Attorney, Contra Costa County
February 1982 to August 1983
Martinez, California
Felony Trial Team

Boalt Hall School of Law
J.D. 1981
Extern Clerk, Honorable Cecil F. Poole
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
San Francisco, California

University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Economics, 1978 with Great Distinction, 3.9 G.P.A.
Phi Beta Kappa, Edward Kraft Memorial Scholarship Prize
Medaille Voltaire, Alexander Meicklejohn Award