John P. Tribuiano III


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Prior to joining the litigation firm of TRIBUIANO & YAMADA as one of its founding partners, John Tribuiano worked as a senior associate for a preeminent Sacramento law firm for eight years.  His practice focused on all aspects of civil and workers’ compensation litigation with an emphasis on representing injured victims in claims and suits arising out of motor vehicle collisions, work place injuries (workers’ compensation), dog bites and attacks, catastrophic injuries, premises liability, wrongful death, general negligence and medical malpractice.

John has extensive experience in handling personal injury/workers’ compensation “crossover” cases and the complex legal issues arising from work place injuries caused by the negligence or other wrongful conduct of third parties.

John was selected as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers, in 2012 (Personal Injury) and 2013 (Workers’ Compensation). This recognition is bestowed on less than 2.5% of all attorneys in the State of California.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

John has lectured on numerous legal issues including: the common fund doctrine; employer negligence; workers’ compensation liens and credits; uninsured and underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist (UM/UIM) coverage; and insurance coverage issues arising from a principal-agent relationship.

John has tried numerous civil and workers’ compensation cases and obtained multiple million-dollar recoveries for his clients including:
  • $1,500,000 Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $1,300,000 Slip and Fall Accident
  • $1,250,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $1,100,000 Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $1,000,000 Motor Vehicle Collision
John has specialized experience in prosecuting medical malpractice actions arising out of the provisions of Health and Safety Code section 103900, which requires physicians to report their patients who have been diagnosed with medical conditions characterized by lapses of consciousness to the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

In college, John was an All-American football player at Bethel College, Kansas. While at McGeorge School of Law, John was a member of the Traynor Society, the Mock Trial Competition Team, and Law Review.  John's published articles include The Continued Expansion of the DNA Database: California’s Response to September 11th, 34 McGeorge L. Rev. 405.  At graduation, John was honored with the Outstanding Student Achievement Award.  John was a Judicial Clerk to Superior Court Judge Gary Ransom.

Education:
  • A.A. De Anza College, Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1997
  • B.A. Bethel College, Kansas, History and Social Sciences, Honors, 2000
  • J.D. University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Distinction, 2004
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association