John Samberg

John Samberg is a partner based in the Reno office of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP.  Mr. Samberg is an AV rated attorney, and is admitted to practice in Nevada and California.  Mr. Samberg is also a Solicitor of the Bar of England and Wales (inactive).  In over thirty years of civil trial practice, Mr. Samberg 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 across the country.From 1985 through 2007 Mr. Samberg was a founding member of a boutique civil trial practice in Southern California, handling commercial litigation and major injury/wrongful death cases across the nation.  In 2007 Mr. Samberg relocated to Reno to accept the position of Vice President of Contracts and Compliance for a national construction staffing company.  Mr. Samberg was responsible for negotiating and documenting major customer contracts, and for regulatory and trade license compliance.  Mr. Samberg also litigated credit and mechanic’s lien cases, and managed outside counsel in numerous states.  In 2009 Mr. Samberg returned to private practice, and joined Wolf, Rifkin in 2013.

 Mr. Samberg obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA, and is a magna cum laude graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, where as a Dean’s Scholar he earned numerous American Jurisprudence Awards, two national moot court championships, and the ABOTA Award for Excellence in Preparation for the Trial Practice of Law.  Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Samberg worked as a private detective.

 Mr. Samberg is also a frequent speaker at educational seminars, and has presented for Lorman Education Services, Credit Management Association, the National Association of Credit Management, and the National Business Institute.



  • Southwestern University School of Law – Juris Doctor – Magna Cum Laude - 1984

  • University of California, Los Angeles - B.A. Political Science (International Relations) - 1981


  • Member of the Bars of California, Nevada, England and Wales (inactive)

  • Member of the Federal Bars of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Illinois (N.D.)

  • Supreme Court of the United States