John Vukmanovic

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Delman Vukmanovic LLP
2600 Michelson Drive, Suite 1700
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-852-3590
Fax: 213-867-9923-Direct
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (30%), Real Estate: Business (20%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Employment Litigation: Defense (10%), General Litigation (10%), Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%), Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Russian
Attorney Profile

Mr. Vukmanovic represents a wide-array of clients, ranging from individual entrepreneurs and professional athletes, to local, national and international manufacturers and retailers, restaurant chains, entertainment and internet companies, health care providers and real estate brokerages.

Mr. Vukmanovic devotes 100% of his practice to civil litigation.  While business litigation remains the primary area of focus, Mr. Vukmanovic also represents clients in matters involving complex real estate, internet and intellectual property litigation, just to name a few. 

In addition to handling larger litigation matters, Mr. Vukmanovic proudly represents individuals of limited means in a wide variety of pro bono matters, including victims of serious/catastrophic personal injury.  He is also actively involved with various charitable organizations throughout the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Among his achievements, Mr. Vukmanovic has been ranked by Benchmark Litigation as a "Litigation Star" and named by Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation. In addition, Mr. Vukmanovic has been awarded Martindale–Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award, an honor conferred by his clients in appreciation of John’s value in quality of service, communication skills, and professional diligence.



About John Vukmanovic

Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Agree to Disagree: Resolving Property Disputes with a Partition Action – DevelopmentFEHA — Free Everyone of Harassment Already – Bloomberg LawDelman Vukmanovic LLP Recognized by Benchmark Litigation California 2019, Delman Vukmanovic LLP - Nov 2018
  • Employer-Employee Privacy: Has Technology Blurred the Lines to the Point of No Return? Thomson ReutersCommon Mistakes Business Owners Make in Commercial Real Estate Investing – FitSmallBusinessFrom the 1st Billboards to ‘3 Billboards’: A Legal Evolution – Law360Recently We’ve Talked With Clients About…, Delman Vukmanovic LLP - Sept 2018
  • Warning! Your Trademark is Expiring. Or Is It? – Southern California ProfessionalDelman Vukmanovic LLP Welcomes Litigator Karina Saranovic Legislating Addiction – Daily Journal/California LawyerKeeping Up-To-Date on the Southern California Rehab Crisis, Delman Vukmanovic LLP - June 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The Esquire Network
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association  

Educational Background

  • Whittier College School of Law, Costa Mesa, California Honors: Accelerated Program Honors: Civil Trial Advocacy course, 2000
  • California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Major: Business Administration Emphasis: International Business, 1994
  • Institute on Comparative and International Law, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 2000


  • Defended a designer and international retailer in a breach of contract action of $216,000. Filed multiple demurrers attacking the sufficiency of the complaint, and later a cross-complaint against the plaintiff for breach of contract, fraud, concealment and unfair business practices, among other claims., 2018
  • Defended a national retailer and its chief executive in a commercial lease dispute relating to tenant improvements totaling $275,722. Filed a demurrer attacking the pleading sufficiency of the complaint, and later a cross-complaint against the plaintiff contractor., 2018
  • Represented the owner of a cloud-based data management system who was alleged to have misappropriated copyrightable intellectual property. We filed a cross-complaint for: (1) breach of contract, (2) open book account, and (3) account stated.  Following bench trial and post-trial briefing, the court entered judgment in favor of our client and awarded no damages to plaintiffs., 2018
  • Defended a real estate agency and related Revocable Trust when the plaintiff alleged causes of action of (1) Violation of Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR), (2) Unfair Competition, (3) Cancellation of Deed, and (4) Quiet Title, the latter two against our clients. The plaintiff alleged its lender violated the California Homeowner Bill of Rights and sought to have the foreclosure reversed, in addition to seeking $40 million in damages. We filed a demurrer to the operative complaint. Part of the plaintiffs’ case was dismissed as a matter of law after opening statements, and the Court sustained our demurrer without leave to amend, effectively dismissing the case., 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • It’s common for family members or business partners to co-own residential and commercial property. Unfortunately, it’s also common for them to have a dispute over the property because of disagreements about long-term objectives, accounting, maintenance costs, renovations, mismanagement and much more. Such a dispute might be over the use or management of the property, or it might be an unrelated personal dispute in which co-owners want to go their separate ways. Whatever the cause, parties often reach a stalemate when trying to reach a resolution on their own. Owners should be aware that they have a right to file a partition action. , Author, Agree to Disagree: Resolving Property Disputes with a Partition Action, Development Magazine - NAIOP, 2018
  • Partner John Vukmanovic was interviewed by FitSmallBusiness to comment on the risks purchasing commercial real estate presents if you don’t know the common pitfalls to avoid. John discussed “Not Knowing Your Rights Against an “As Is” Clause,” stating: When a seller sells a property “as is,” it doesn’t mean the seller can fail to disclose issues they should reasonably disclose. The seller isn’t completely absolved for not reporting what they should have just because there is an “as is” clause. As a buyer, you should know your rights about this and be aware that you may have legal recourse if the seller didn’t fully disclose certain issues about the property.  , Top 25 Mistakes in Commercial Real Estate Investing, Fit Small Business, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Various pro bono and community service activities throughout L.A. and Orange County, 2020
  • Vista Verde Foundation, Board Member, 2020

Representative Clients

  • AAA Appraisal Advantage, Inc.; American Logistics International LLC; Bella Professionals, Inc. dba Sleekhair; Buzz License, Inc.; Byzantine Industries, L.L.C.; Camellia Co., Ltd.; Chefs' Warehouse West Coast LLC; Crystal Audio and Visual Services, Inc.; Dairyland USA Corp; Digital Hub USA, LLC; Earth Stone LLC; Everlast Worldwide LLC; Georgiou Studio, Inc.; Guaranteed Rate, Inc.; IntegraWorx, Inc.; Intrinsic Systems LLC; JKH Naturals;  JM Allen, Inc.; Kentucky Fried Chicken; Lincoln Memorial Park, Inc.; Natural Sequence, LLC; Networth Credit Services, LLC; NGL Freight Management, LLC; Nova Skilled Home Health, LLC; Parsoda USA, Inc; Pescado Mojado Operations, Inc.; Platinum Finance Properties; Saint Benedict Medical Group, Inc.; Shai International Inc.; Southern California Health Institute; Strategic Partners, Inc.; Viewpoint Reo Realty, Inc.; Wemagin; Whey Coco Inc.; West Egg Properties, LLC, 2020


  • , Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2021
  • General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate, Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation California, 2020
  •, Los Angeles/Century City/Irvine - Tier 2, Benchmark Litigation California, 2020
  • As noted by Benchmark in its editorial, “For a firm of its size, its reputation looms large among its devoted client base.” Further: One such client confirms, “The firm is very thorough. They took the time to understand the details of our case and involved us appropriately throughout the entire process. They are very proficient in the nuances of the law and the litigation process. There were never any surprises, no missed deadlines, and [the lawyers] were always prepared. Their business practices and billing processes were professional. Everything was well documented and timely. The firm was flexible with payment terms, and I would give them an A+ for their customer service attitude. I always felt that they were proactive in looking out for our best interest - not just in matters pertaining to the case, but in helping us grow our business.” Another client observes, “What I saw was persistence and expertise in getting the best outcome for their client., Los Angeles/Century City/Irvine - Tier 2, Benchmark Litigation California, 2019
  • As published by Benchmark:John Vukmanovic, a noted “bulldog” litigator, is a particular favorite. One client attests, “The truth is that I've known John for close to 40 years and he is one of the most stand-up persons I know. I have no doubt about his trust and ethical standards he conducts himself with, and he has never steered me wrong in 17 years since he has been practicing law.”, State Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation California, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award 2005-2015.  Made possible by the compliments and feedback of his clients, Mr. Vukmanovic was honored with the Client Distinction Award.  This award is in recognition of excellence in the following areas: quality of service, overall value, responsiveness and communication ability.   

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
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Office Location for John Vukmanovic

2600 Michelson Drive
Suite 1700
Irvine, CA 92612

Last Updated: 1/27/2021

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