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An attorney with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith LLP Attorneys, John Poulos  and his associates assist clients in a variety of industries, including technology, energy, natural resources, financial services, real estate, and construction.

Mr. Poulos earned his B.A. in Economics at Claremont Mckenna College in California, subsequently pursuing law studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He gained early professional experience as a law clerk with the Alaska Supreme Court, serving under Justices Alexander Bryner, Edmund Burke, and Robert Eastaugh.  John Poulos joined Pillsbury in 1991, taking on a role as Partner with the firm’s litigation practice group. With significant appellate experience, he has developed a reputation over the years as a competent and capable state and federal court trial attorney. In addition to litigation work, Mr. Poulos is experienced in guiding complex environmental, construction, and real estate disputes through binding arbitration procedures and alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation and early neutral evaluation.  John Poulos’s experience in construction disputes extends to private and public projects, where he has represented contractors, subcontractors, owners, lenders, and suppliers of materials. He provides counsel in public procurement disputes and bid protest matters, and has handled both sides of False Claims Act claims. John Poulos’s achievements with Pillsbury earned him distinction as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2005, 2011, and 2012.

Work experience

Apr 2014Present


Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith LLP Attorneys
Nov 1997Apr 2014


Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

John Poulos


Jan 1991


University of California Berkeley
Jan 1987


Claremont Mckenna College