John R. Denny
Forrest “Woody” Mosten
San Diego, CA
Joseph P. Spirito, Jr., Esq.
Redondo Beach, CA
John R. Denny has been an attorney for over 25 years, and has practiced family law exclusively since 2003. While he is highly regarded as a skilled litigator, his background and training in mediation and collaborative law permits him to advise clients on every option available when pursuing resolutions through family court.
An active listener, Mr. Denny acquires and maintains a deep understanding of his clients’ goals and concerns, and applies his extensive knowledge of California law to your unique situation. He believes that peaceful settlements usually yield the best and most cost-effective results for clients, but realizes that litigation is sometimes in his clients’ best interests.
As a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), John has demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of legal competence in California family law as certified by the State Bar of California.
Highly regarded in the legal community, John has received much recognition. He was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2004, and a Super Lawyer in 2011 and 2012. He has been named a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Denny holds membership in the State Bar of California, and in the Orange County Bar Association’s family law and alternative dispute resolution sections. He is a board member of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County (CDSOC), and served as its president in 2010-2011. He has been a board member of Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal) since 2014, and was that group’s president in 2017-2018. He is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), and is a Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation.
John graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1994, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, the St. Thomas More Honor Society, and the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (1992-1994). Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., Economics, 1980).