John T. Egley received his B.A. from Yale University in 1999 and graduated in the top 15% of his law school class at Loyola Law School in 2004. Mr. Egley focuses his law practice on employment litigation and business litigation. Mr. Egley’s employment law practice encompasses all aspects of employment litigation. 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, for the years 2012-2016. 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, including Disability Discrimination and Avoiding Employment Litigation. He also 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 as the Treasurer and Leadership Board member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Forest, California.
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.