John H. Donboli


John H. Donboli is the managing partner of Del Mar Law Group, LLP. His practice is primarily focused on complex civil litigation in numerous fields, including consumer class actions, product liability, false advertising, bankruptcy, securities, insurance, real estate and commercial law. Mr. Donboli has defended and prosecuted multi-million dollar claims based on violations of various consumer statutes and other prominent legislation with successful results in each. His experience in the business litigation arena includes contract disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, employment litigation, and general business consulting.

Mr. Donboli also has extensive experience advising companies of all sizes – from start-up companies to large corporations. He has particular experience counseling clients on the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including reverse mergers
  • Debt and equity financings
  • Private and public offerings, including the preparation of offering materials, private placement memoranda, and registration statements
  • Preparation of company operational documents, including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, stock option plans, employment agreement, and licensing agreements
  • Formation of different types of legal entities and preparation of organizational documents
  • Securities regulatory compliance

Unlike most lawyers, he is uniquely positioned to offer business advice having successfully launched and run multiple businesses of his own.

Mr. Donboli obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Diego State University in 1996. He received a J.D. in 1999 from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. Mr. Donboli was an editor on the prestigious Public Contract Law Journal at George Washington and also interned at the prestigious Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice during law school.

Prior to founding Del Mar Law Group, LLP in 2006, he worked as an associate at a multinational law firm in Los Angeles (formerly known as McKenna & Cuneo LLP) and Gordon & Rees, LLP in San Diego. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in California. He is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Donboli enjoys boxing (including sparring) in his spare time.

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University School of Law, Washington D.C.
  • B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego

Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • American Bar Association

Recent Cases & Settlements

  • Successfully resolved three consumer class action cases in 2012 wherein Mr. Donboli obtained permanent injunctions on behalf of California class members preventing unfair and unlawful competition by various companies
  • Partial summary judgment victory in complex civil litigation matter involving a prominent and national manufacturer of sporting goods.
  • Numerous other successful dispositive motions and settlements as to personal injury, product liability, intellectual property infringement actions, and real estate litigation.

Practice Areas

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • California Association of Realtors (Licensed Real Estate Broker)

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