Trump,Alioto, Trump & Prescott


Currently of counsel to the Firm, John V. Trump was the founding force behind the firm. Currently retired from full-time practice, Mr. Trump's career emphasized business law, real estate and environmental law, and civil litigation. Mr. Trump has extensive trial experience in State and Federal Courts, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. He has served as an expert witness in real estate and business litigation and as a consultant in environmental law matters and in land use and zoning litigation. Mr. Trump has served as special counsel to the cities of Union City, California, Black Jack, Missouri, and Lansing, Michigan, regarding land use and zoning litigation.

Mr. Trump has appeared before and tried cases in all Federal and State Courts in California, and has argued before the California and Federal Courts of Appeal, and the State of California Supreme Court.

University of California at Berkeley; B.A. with honors, June 1961; elected Phi Beta Kappa.

University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. awarded 1964.

Member of State Bar of California. Admitted to practice in California and in United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Taught Principles of Real Estate Law at Ohlone College, Fremont, California, and at Chabot College, Hayward, California.  
Moot Court Judge, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, and Stanford University.  
Founding Director and Past President of the Tri-City Judicare Program.  
Served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Ohlone College Foundation.  
Pro bono general counsel for the following non-profit corporations: Surtec Adopt A Family, Inc.; California Association of Compensatory Education; Oakland Technical High School Library Fund, Inc.; and Oakland Lyric Opera Association, Inc.