John R. DiCaro Of Counsel

John R. DiCaro Of Counsel
Phone: 760-918-0500 x19

John R. DiCaro Of Counsel attended the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law  (Juris Doctor, 1966), he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado.

He was admitted to the California Bar in 1966.

In 1986, Mr. DiCaro was invited and inducted as a Fellow in the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS.  He served as president of the Orange County Chapter of AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES holding the rank of DIPLOMATE and holds the rank of Master Bencher in the AMERICAN INNS OF COURT.  Mr. DiCaro maintains an AV Peer Review Rating with Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. DiCaro has tried in excess of 150 cases before courts of general jurisdiction, including Superior Courts and United States District Courts.  These cases involved catastrophic injury and complex multi-party litigation; including suits for professional liability (Medical, Legal and Architectural), will contests, contracts, general business and election law (first amendment rights).

Mr. DiCaro has expanded his practice throughout Orange County and San Diego to include mediation and arbitration. Mr. DiCaro is effective in evaluating and facilitating settlements.  Mr. DiCaro’s e-mail is and his website is WWW.DICAROMEDIATION.COM

Mr. DiCaro has served as a hearing officer for Hospital Staff Privileges and as an arbitrator and judge pro tem for the Orange County Superior Court.  He served as chair of the Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of the Professional Liability Section of the American Bar Association.  Mr. DiCaro is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and all of the federal courts in California.  He is a member and past director of the Southern California Defense Counsel.


Mr. DiCaro has lectured extensively on trial practice and medical malpractice litigation with various continuing education groups, as well as having presented lectures to Southern California Defense Counsel and presentations to the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He served as a Clinical Professor at Pepperdine University Law School.American College of Trial Lawyers

In his leisure time, Mr. DiCaro is an experienced sailor having cruised in Tonga, Honduras, the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, the Greek Islands, the Whitsundays, Sea of Cortez and Beliz.  He is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling in Italy and cooking with his wife Beth.  He takes pride in his olive grove and recently had his first harvest of excellent extra virgin olive oil.

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Carlsbad, California
2780 Gateway Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Toll-Free: (888) 350-5888
Tel: (760) 918-0500
Fax: (760) 918-0008