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Pasadena employment attorney John L. Schwab

Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for two consecutive years, John L. Schwab joined Mizrahi Law as an associate in 2019. He works exclusively on behalf of employees to protect them from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Prior to joining Mizrahi Law, John completed a prestigious fellowship at a nationally-renowned trial law firm in Los Angeles. He also worked for a boutique plaintiff-side law firm in San Francisco, where he second-chaired two jury trials, conducting direct and cross-examination of expert and lay witnesses and arguing motions in limine.

Raised in a working-class household in Dayton, Ohio, John learned the value of hard work at an early age. He was the first in his family to graduate from college, earning a degree in International Studies from Wright State University and a law degree from UC Davis School of Law.

While in law school, John served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor for the UC Davis Law Review and worked as a teaching assistant to Professor Margaret Johns. He was named “Law Student of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of California, a consumer advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the interests of 39 million Californians.

When he’s not advocating on behalf of his clients, John enjoys cooking for friends, reading books on trial advocacy, and playing music. He is an accomplished drummer who has recorded on several albums and has toured throughout the United States and Canada.


  • UC Davis School of Law (King Hall), JD, 2015
  • Wright State University, BA, 2011 (cum laude)

Professional Associations and Membership

  • California Labor & Employment Law Review, Editorial Board
  • California Lawyers Association Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Pasadena Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Bar Admission

  • California, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2019
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2018
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Law Student of the Year, 2014

Published Works


  • Farsi (fluent)
  • Spanish (knowledgeable)