Areas of Practice
John is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a variety of business disputes, with a special emphasis on real estate, financial institutions, mortgage banking, lender liability and consumer class action defense.
In particular, John has successfully represented clients in numerous real property cases, including quiet title actions, easement disputes, and lease and ownership disputes.
John has also successfully represented several national banks and mortgage lenders in cases involving claims for lender liability, breach of contract, unfair business practices, fraud, negligence, violations of the Truth-In-Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Acts and many other causes of action challenging the origination or servicing of consumer loans. John is the Team Leader of the Firm’s Mortgage Industry Team.
John also has significant experience in defending consumer class action claims, including claims brought under California’s Gift Card Law, the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California's Rosenthal Act and other statutory claims. He has extensive experience in all aspects of class action litigation, including coordination proceedings in California courts.
Between April, 2012 and June, 2013 at the height of the mortgage crisis, Mr. Dineen served a secondment in Wells Fargo Bank’s Law Department. In that capacity he handled numerous litigation matters pending in California and other western states, which included managing outside counsel, responding to discovery, working with business teams to develop strategy and counseling the Bank on risk management and compliance with state and federal consumer protection regulations.
•Judicial law clerk to the Honorable William Q. Hayes, United States District Judge for the Southern District of California from November, 2003 to September, 2005
•Constraints On Calif. Credit Card Class Actions
Law360 , June 23, 2011
Financial Institutions Law Blog Posts
• CFPB Prevails On Summary Judgment Against CashCall, Inc., September 2, 2016
Class Action Defense Strategy Law Blog Posts
• In Pineda's Wake, May 24, 2011
•Member, Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL)
•Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers San Diego
•Member, Federal Bar Association
•Member, San Diego County Bar Association
•Member, Welsh Inn of Court, 2007-2009
•Member, Ecology Law Quarterly, 1999-2000
You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.