John P. Nordlund

Of Counsel
San Diego

P 619-573-4904 F 619-573-4901


John P. Nordlund


John P. Nordlund is of counsel in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. John represents management in all areas of employment law, with particular focus on defense of wage and hour class and representative actions and complex litigation. John is member of the firm’s California Class and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) Action group and California Wage and Hour practice group.

John’s practice focuses on the defense of employers and individuals in employment litigation matters under both state and federal law. John’s litigation experience includes the defense of individual plaintiff, and representative, and class action lawsuits related to alleged wage and hour violations, including PAGA, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and other related issues. John also has significant experience in defending employment matters pending before state and federal government agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Civil Rights Department (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing), the California Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Employment Development Department. John also has experience in providing clients advice and counseling on various day-to-day workplace and employment-related issues. 

John first joined Jackson Lewis in 2011 as a summer associate. He continued working for Jackson Lewis as a certified law clerk through his final year of law school and while awaiting his California Bar results. John has been an associate in with the firm since his admission to the California Bar in December 2012.

While attending law school, John served as a legal intern for the Education & Disability Clinic in the USD Legal Clinics and as a teaching assistant in the Lawyering Skills Department. He was also a comments editor for the San Diego Law Review Editorial Board. John received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a member of Wigmore Inn, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Federal Bar Association

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021-present)