Direct Line: (916) 669-3905
Phone: (916) 443-2011
Fax: (916) 441-7457
Email: John Broghammer
John D. Broghammer is a partner at Greve Clifford Wengel & Paras, LLP specializing in insurance coverage disputes and the representation of design professionals. Following admission to the California Bar in 1990, his practice area has focused on civil litigation with a particular emphasis on the representation of architects and engineers in construction defect litigation and the defense of public entities and corporations in landslide and flood claims. John advises and counsels design professionals in all aspects of contract preparation, risk allocation and insurance issues. He regularly lectures and writes on these items and how design professionals can work to effectively represent their clients while protecting their own interests for risk allocation, construction defect claims and contract disputes. John currently represents many of the area’s preeminent architectural and engineering firms. John also actively represents prominent insurance carriers in insurance coverage disputes and bad faith actions. His emphasis is on the defense of carriers in environmental coverage disputes. He has litigated coverage for contamination sites involving the laws of many states including California, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Virginia and numerous others. John has aggressively litigated, arbitrated and mediated countless disputes for his clients in virtually every county in Central and Northern California. His goal is litigating actions in a manner that fully protects his clients’ interests in a business conscious and cost effective manner. He practices aggressive representation with attention to his clients’ current and long term business and community interests. John has substantial trial experience and always remains prepared to protect his client’s interests at trial if required. John was born and raised in the Midwest and brings his Midwest work ethic to the representation of his clients. He completed both his undergraduate and legal education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska graduating with honors at both levels. He is married with two wonderful children.
Trial and general litigation in state courts involving construction litigation, architect and engineer design malpractice, legal malpractice, insurance coverage analysis, insurance claims handling practices, insurance bad faith, breach of contract and contract construction.
Greve, Clifford, Wengel & Paras, LLP
- Associate Attorney
Diepenbrock & Costa
Greve, Clifford, Diepenbrock & Paras
- Judicial Clerk Externship
United States District Court, Nebraska, Hon. Lyle Strom
- Creighton University School of Law
J.D. 1990 cum laude
- Creighton University
B.A. 1987, Dean’s List
Professional Licenses and Affiliations
- Courts – Admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Eastern District of California; United States District Court, Central District of California and the Supreme Court of the State of California.
- Organizations – Member of the California State Bar Association and American Bar Association
- When Ignorance Is Not Bliss – Informed Consent Law In Nebraska, Smith v. Weaver, Creighton Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 2 (1988-89).