John Corcoran practices general civil litigation, estate planning, business planning and procedure, land use, employment law, environmental and real estate law. John represents individuals and businesses in a variety of litigation matters arising in state and federal court. He also provides counsel to clients in transactional and business negotiations.
Prior to joining Plastiras & Terrizzi, John worked for a law firm in Silicon Valley, focusing on general civil litigation, small business representation, estate planning, employment law, and real estate law. He has also worked as a public affairs consultant, working with various private sector clients, political candidates, and local governments, including as a consultant to the County of Marin on the successful effort to establish the Marin Energy Authority.
Earlier in his career, John served in the White House during the Clinton Administration as a Writer in the Office of Presidential Letters and Messages. He later served as a Speechwriter and Press Aide in the Office of the Governor in Sacramento and as Senior Advisor to the Chair of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE).
John graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was a member of the USF Law Review, served on Honors Moot Court and received a CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Ethics. During law school, John served as a law clerk in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Marin County District Attorney, and with a large national civil law firm. John also is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where he received a B.A. in English. During college, he participated in the UC Washington Center program and worked on the historic special election of Rep. Lois Capps.
John lives with his wife, Nicole, in Tiburon, where he serves as a Planning Commissioner for the Town of Tiburon.