JOHN N. DAHLBERG
John litigates a wide array of cases, including business and commercial disputes, class actions, embezzlement recovery, construction defect cases, real estate, and commercial lease issues, personal injury, professional liability, civil rights, false arrest, and other intentional tort litigation.
PREVENTING CIVIL TRESPASS AND PRIVATE NUISANCE AT STORES AND SHOPPING CENTERS
California’s most successful retailers often have uninvited behavior at their doorsteps from signature gatherers, sham charity solicitors, loiterers, beggars, and homeless campers. Unless they are stopped, these groups will take control of store premises, alienate highly valued customers, hurt sales, and consume employee time. Unfortunately, California peace officers rarely if ever remove or arrest trespassers.
We provide immediate solutions to our clients. I have successfully handled thousands of these issues for California shopping centers and retailers for over 25 years. Although we can resolve the average problem in just a few minutes, we also get immediate injunctive stay-away orders as may be needed. California peace officers will enforce these orders. We train clients how to deal effectively and properly with these problems without the police or the courts in most cases.
PROTECTING EMPLOYEES FROM WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
Employees may also face threats of workplace violence. Employers are under a legal duty to take immediate action to protect their employees, including seeking workplace violence restraining orders. We are available 24 hours a day at 415.264.5401 to get immediate orders to protect threatened client employees. We have obtained such orders on many hundreds of occasions.
Partner, Dillingham & Murphy
J.D., Yale University Law School.
A.B., University of California, Berkeley.
Lowell High School, San Francisco
Affiliations and Memberships
Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club
St. John Armenian Church, Parish Council Advisor
2020 Professional Appearances
Panelist on “Uninvited Behavior” Problems at the February 2020 National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association National Conference. Discussed the recurring trespass and nuisance problems retailers face on their doorsteps and in their parking lots, what the police can and cannot do, how to regain control of retail premises, and when to seek civil court orders.
Recent Case Successes