John E. Bauman, III | Litigation Counsel

John Bauman

John Bauman has over 14 years of extensive litigation experience in California, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin, representing plaintiffs in premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage, employment discrimination, and commercial litigation.  He has handled cases from inception to settlement, through the appeals process and even trial.

These experiences generate important insight for our Association clients, providing John with a practical approach to critically evaluate construction defect claims and implement effective resolution strategies through mediation and settlement negotiations.


John previously served as Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Law Journal, and his clerkships include the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges, working on federal whistleblower claims under statutes, as well as an externship with Honorable Susan Y. Illston, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco. 


Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
Friends of Institute Real Estate Management (IREM)


State Bar of California
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Wisconsin


UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2003
Ludwid-Mazimilians Univesitat, Munich, Graduate Casework in History, 1999
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A., 1998