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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

After spending his childhood in Los Angeles, John moved to San Diego in 1998. He has since called San Diego home and loves all that San Diego has to offer—from the coffee shops and breweries to the beaches and parks.  In his spare time, John enjoys spending quality time with friends, family, and his dog Charlie.  He also loves playing and listening to music, and you will probably see him at Korean karaoke bars around town.

John joined the team as an associate attorney after having practiced as a registered Patent Attorney here in San Diego working on various tech related cases where he helped entrepreneurs and businesses thrive in their respective fields.  Being a creative problem solver has helped his career in the world of intellectual property, and he looks forward to bringing the same skillset, passion, and results to Gupta Evans and Associates.

John received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Riverside in 2009 and his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2014.  John has also been a member of the Korean American Bar Association of San Diego since 2015 and has served on the board of directors for six years with three of those years as Secretary and one year as President.  John continues to support and be involved with the various local diversity bar associations and the legal community at large.

What do you do when you’re not working?
When John is not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors away from the hubbub drinking overpriced coffee.

If you were to look back from the age of 80, how would you want to view your life?
John would hope he lived a life worthy of the work, commitment, and love of those around him.

What’s one fact about your education or upbringing that few people know?
John was a pre-med student, and he took the MCATs to go to medical school, but he chose law school instead.

What are two things on your bucket list?
1. Travel more
2. Get good enough at surfing to get “barreled”

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Senior Attorney, Founder


Chris Evans

Senior Attorney, Partner

Jacob Ayres

Senior Attorney, Partner

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Dylan Contreras

Associate Attorney

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Mike Covington


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Elontay Collins

Administrative Assistant

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