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John A. Kithas

Of Counsel

San Francisco Office

4 Embarcadero Center Ste. 1400
San Francisco CA, 94111



JOHN A. KITHAS was born in Ogden, Utah and was educated at the University of Utah.  Mr. Kithas graduated in 1971 with a degree in Economics and a Certificate in International Relations.  In 1974, Mr. Kithas graduated from the University of Utah College of Law.  During the 1973-1974 year, Mr. Kithas served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Allan Crockett, Justice of the Utah Supreme Court.

In 1974, Mr. Kithas became an associate of the Law Offices of Joseph L. Alioto, then mayor of San Francisco, providing legal services in both political business and antitrust cases.  Mr. Kithas has participated in many business antitrust and unfair competition cases, including class actions.  He has taken several cases to jury trial, in both state and federal court, and was particularly successful in a four‑week unfair competition and business fraud trial.  He has also represented a major foreign bank in its efforts in the United States to recover a portion of the several hundred million dollars embezzled by bank employees. In addition,  Mr. Kithas has taken several cases on appeal in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Kithas’ practice encompasses a wide range of business and real property matters, including both litigation and transactional work.  He has engaged in cases involving contractual disputes (including many in the electronics industry), unfair competition, international litigation, insurance coverage contests, and employment disputes, both as to allegations of improper conduct towards employees and improper conduct by employees, including trade secrets theft.  He has also been involved in preparing and reviewing loan documents for large commercial real estate transactions.


University of Utah College of Law, (1974)University of Utah—Degree in Economics and a Certificate in International Relations (1971);

Bar Admissions

California 1974