John  Klopfenstein

Law Office of John Klopfenstein
Law Office of John Klopfenstein
9 West Gabilan Street, Suite 6, Salinas, CA 93901 United States

When you are dealing with a criminal charge, the aftermath of a bad accident, or any other stressful legal issue, you need serious legal representation right away. At the Law Office of John Klopfenstein, we offer affordable, professional legal services that are tailored to each and every clients’ needs, increasing the likelihood of getting the results you want and need. Don’t face your legal issue alone.

The Law Office of John Klopfenstein proudly serves Salinas, Hollister, and the rest of Monterey County as well as the surrounding communities in the counties of Santa Cruz, San Benito, Fresno, Kings, Kern, and San Luis Obispo.

Attorney Profile

John Klopfenstein received his law degree from San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law and has been practicing in California since 1993. During his 20 plus years practicing law, and more than 10,000 cases John Klopfenstein has shown incredible success getting his clients lesser charges and abbreviated prison terms.

John has a diverse background when it comes to the law. In the mid-1990’s, he had his own practice in Beverly Hills litigating personal injury cases on behalf of other attorneys. After acquiring valuable experience in civil court, he went on to work as a public defender for fifteen years between 1997 and 2012, serving the California counties of Yolo and Monterey for ten and five years.

In 2007 John was asked to teach Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Parma, the oldest and most prestigious University in all of Italy. During this time he also worked with Italy’s most famous law professor Mr. Cadopi working together as he was commissioned by the Italian Government to rewrite the Italian Penal Code basing it on American Law from NY and California. This experience as well as his many years as an award winning public defender allowed John to gain a great deal of crucial insight into the workings of the California criminal justice system.

In these 20 years he has taken on thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases and handled more than 100 jury trials which has allowed him to lay the foundation for his successful criminal defense practice. This diverse background is what underlies the success of the Law Office of John Klopfenstein when it comes to helping residents of Salinas, Hollister, and the rest of Monterey County address tough legal issues.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California – J.D. (1993)

University of California at Los Angeles, LA, California – Post-graduate litigation certificate (1988)

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington – B.A. (1988)


State Association of California (1993)

US Federal Court – Central District of California (1993)John

Klopfenstein Has Been Practicing Law For 22 Years And Has Handled More Than 10,000 Cases.

John Is A Member Of The California Attorneys For Criminal Justice, Monterey County Bar Association Referral Panel, Public Defender Association, California DUI Lawyers Association, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 For Criminal Defense

Employment Law Attorney In Salinas

Specific Practice Areas

Wrongful Termination Attorney Salinas

Hostile Work Environment Attorney Salinas

Sexual Harassment Attorney Salinas

Whistle Blower Attorney Salinas

Retaliation Attorney Salinas

If you have serious questions about a difficult workplace-related legal matter, it’s understandable. The law surrounding employment matters in the State of California is very complicated, and most employers don’t go out of their way to inform workers about their rights and their legal options if a problem arises. If this sounds familiar, pick up the phone and call an aggressive Monterey County employment law attorney as soon as possible.

At The Law Office of John Klopfenstein, we handle a wide variety of legal matters on behalf of California workers, including cases involving whistle-blower protection, wrongful termination, workers’ compensation claims, discrimination, and sexual harassment. We know that the deck is often stacked in favor of employers when it comes to these kinds of legal issues, and we make it our business to see that workers seeking to resolve such challenges are fairly represented in court or during negotiations. By allowing an experienced Salinas employment law lawyer to handle your issue, you can be sure you’re doing everything possible to protect your rights and your interests. We can help you from becoming a victim of discrimination, harassment, or other acts of bad faith that can derail a promising career and ruin your reputation.

The Law Office of John Klopfenstein has been providing exceptional legal representation for workers in Monterey County for over twenty years. During that time, we’ve learned that every workplace dispute is unique and that cookie-cutter legal solutions don’t suffice when it comes to obtaining fair settlements for wrongs suffered. By taking the time to understand the nuances of our clients’ employment issues, we can greatly increase the chances of them prevailing during negotiations or litigation if necessary. We’re more than happy to take your case to trial if necessary to ensure that you get a square deal. Call us today to get started. You’ll find us to be a steadfast ally when it comes to safeguarding your rights and helping you seek financial justice. Call a fearless Hollister employment law attorney today to schedule a consultation.

Education & Credentials

University Attended:

University of Washington, B.A., 1978

Law School Attended:

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 1985

Year of First Admission:



1993, California

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