John Samberg is a partner in the litigation department of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin LLP. John enjoys a diverse practice and handles cases throughout Nevada and California. Through admission pro hac vice John has represented clients in numerous jurisdictions across the country.  In nearly forty years of practice, John has handled a broad variety of matters, including commercial, construction, and bankruptcy litigation, real estate disputes, creditor’s rights, and major injury/wrongful death cases in State, Federal, and Bankruptcy Courts. John’s diverse background and litigation experience has made him particularly successful in dispute resolution.

John is a member of the National Chapter of the Order of Barristers, and upon graduation from law school with magna cum laude honors, was presented with the ABOTA Award for Excellence in Preparation for Trial Practice of the Law. John lectures at continuing legal education seminars for organizations such as National Business Institute and Lorman Education Services. He was a 2023 recipient of the NBI’s Outstanding Faculty Award. John has also received special recognition for his pro bono activities. Before becoming a lawyer, John worked as a private detective, and that training has proven to be invaluable in his litigation and trial practice.

  • Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law, magna mum laude (1984)
  • BA., Political Science (International Relations), University of California Los Angeles (1981)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • Member of the Bars of California and Nevada
  • Member of the Bar of England and Wales (inactive)
  • Member of the Federal Bars of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Illinois (N.D.)
  • Order of Barristers, National Chapter
  • Rodney E. Sumpter Special Recognition Award presented by Nevada Legal Services for exceptional commitment to justice and community members (2020)
  • Washoe County Lawyer in the Library Program, General Law Volunteer of the Year, 2022
  • State Bar of Nevada, Nevada Real Property Practice and Procedure Manual, 2021 Edition, Chapter Section Editor and Author
  • Avid life-long motorcyclist
  • National Association of Underwater Instructors, Divemaster Emeritus
  • Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the National Business Institute (2023)
  • Civil Litigation and Trial Practice
  • Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Major Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Community Associations

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