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John T. Kaup

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John T. Kaup is a paralegal in the firm's San Diego office, where his work focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on general and business civil litigation and water rights litigation. He also has experience in bankruptcy litigation and the reorganization of debtors, preparation of nonconsolidation opinions, and in environmental matters and administrative proceedings involving governmental entities. He also assists with land use matters and monitors developments in case law.

In particular, John is experienced in major complex litigation involving construction defect issues, large contractual disputes, and matters between governmental agencies. He has also been involved in multiple Chapter 11 reorganizations and in the trials of claims before the bankruptcy court.

John is well-versed in maintaining documents for large-scale disputes, trial preparation, discovery, legal research, and assistance in the preparation of motion paperwork. He is also very knowledgeable regarding appellate matters at both the state and federal levels. John also has experience in organizing and preparing administrative records for governmental agencies and in the preparation of plans of reorganization.

John has taught classes as an adjunct professor at Grossmont College in the field of modern American history. 


John received his B.A. in history, with honors, from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1991. He received his M.A. in history from San Diego State University in 2000. He is the author of the Master's thesis "Water and the Transformation of a Bioregion: The Politics and Environmental Effects of Increased Water Use in the Las Vegas Valley, 1907-1997."