John C. Lender

John C. Lender


Orange County

Phone: 714-558-7008


John C. Lender earned his Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University School of Law in 2002, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002. While in law school, Mr. Lender worked as an extern for the Hon. Robert Alberts in the United States Bankruptcy Court, worked as an extern at the Orange County District Attorney’s office, and competed as a member of Chapman University School of Law’s Moot Court Board and Appellate Moot Court Board. Mr. Lender also worked as a faculty research assistant regarding federal sentencing guidelines, was a member of the Warren J. Ferguson Inn of Court, was the recipient of a Provost Law Scholarship, and received an Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Lender’s practice is focused on medical malpractice and general liability defense, defending medical doctors, medical and corporate facilities, podiatrists and chiropractors. Cases involve allegations of improperly performed surgeries, respondeat superior liability on the part of healthcare facilities, as well as sexual misconduct and battery allegations. Mr. Lender also represents doctors and nurses in disciplinary proceedings before their respective licensing boards, and represents psychiatric and eating disorder facilities. Mr. Lender takes a hands-on approach with each of his cases, meeting early and regularly with clients and expert witnesses to prepare the most effective trial strategies.

Mr. Lender is admitted to practice in the Southern and Central Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he has authored multiple articles regarding the litigation process.

As an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, Mr. Lender teaches MCLE classes for the Tort and Trial section involving subjects such as depositions, motions for summary judgment, written discovery, and motions to compel. Mr. Lender currently serves on the OCBA Education Committee, and he represented OCBA as a delegate at the 2019 Conference of California Bar Associations.

Mr. Lender lives in Orange County with his wife and their three children. When not in the office, Mr. Lender enjoys surfing and playing guitar and harmonica.