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John S. Poulos (Sacramento)

  • JD
  • Attorney
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith LLP Attorneys


    John Poulos, a Managing Partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, has realized a number of successes over the course of his academic and professional careers. In addition to earning degrees from Claremont McKenna College and the University of California, Berkeley—two of the most competitive schools in the United States—he has achieved distinction as a Super Lawyer in three separate years and been named to the 2013 list of Best Lawyers in America in the area of construction law. Moreover, several of John Poulos’ cases at Pillsbury have garnered recognition from media outlets. The 2009 verdict he helped secure for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, for instance, earned a ranking as one of The Daily Journal’s Top 10 Plaintiff Verdicts in California. At Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, John Poulos focuses his efforts on various aspects of real estate, environmental, and construction law. He has represented title insurers, owners, lenders, contractors, subcontractors, and other interested parties to settle disputes regarding matters such as breach of contract, Mechanics' liens, stop notices, and property contamination. In addition, Mr. Poulos is adept at resolving disagreements through alternative dispute methods like mediation.

    Professional experience


    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith LLP Attorneys

    April 2014 - Present


    JD, Law

    University of California, Berkeley

    January 1987 - January 1991(4 years)