John C. Gottlieb


Location: California

Phone: (760) 444-4419

Fax: (760) 476-2804

John Gottlieb

John C. Gottlieb practices out of Tarle Law’s California Office and has extensive civil litigation background in a number of practice areas including insurance defense litigation, personal injury, construction defect, premises liability, construction accidents, and employment law with experience in taking cases from inception through judgment as well as resolving difficult and complex claims. Mr. Gottlieb has practiced in both State and Federal Court. He is experienced in handling complex construction defect matters and has represented a diverse section of the construction industry including owners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors involving commercial property, single-family homes, condominium developments, and residential development projects.

In addition, John is an experienced litigator in personal injury and premises liability matters, often handling significant exposure general liability claims, and has a further defined background in trucking accidents. Mr. Gottlieb has also litigated matters involving business transactions, real estate, homeowner association disputes, federal discrimination claims, and property law disputes.
Prior to working in litigation, Mr. Gottlieb worked with commercial leases and practiced landlord tenant law for Gambro Healthcare in Aliso Viejo, CA. He also practiced privately handling real estate and contract disputes.

During law school Mr. Gottlieb worked at the San Diego Superior Court as an intern for the Honorable E. Mac Amos Jr. assisting with business litigation. He also spent time as an intern at the San Diego City Attorney’s office assisting with dispute resolution.

John grew up in California and studied at the University of Southern California and San Diego Mesa College where he consistently made honor roll at both schools. John went on to study law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he received highest grade honors in Remedies, Property Law, and Contracts, and then graduated cum laude at the top of his class.

Areas Of Practice

  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defect
  • Davis-Stirling Act Violations
  • Environmental
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation and Trucking

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Remedies
    • Major: Contracts
    • Major: Property Law
  • San Diego Mesa College
    • A.A. – 1996
    • Major: Business Administration
  • University of Southern California
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association Southern District of California
  • Defense Research Institute

Past Employment Positions

  • Gambro Healthcare in Aliso Viejo, CA
  • San Diego City Attorney’s Office, Intern
  • Honorable E. Mac Amos Jr. Assisting with Business Litigation, Intern