John Ternieden


John Ternieden is an associate in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. His practice focuses on general commercial litigation and he represents financial institutions and other businesses in commercial disputes in both state and federal court.

Mr. Ternieden graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. During Law School, Mr. Ternieden served as President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and as an editor of the BYU Law Review. He also represented BYU Law on the National Moot Court Team, where he participated in competitions in New York, Washington, D.C., and Portland. Prior to law school, Mr. Ternieden received a B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University.

Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Ternieden worked as a law clerk with the Utah Attorney General's appellate division. Mr. Ternieden also worked as a research assistant for two professors while attending law school. His research focused on issues of statutory interpretation, M&A agreements, and complex contractual agreements.


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    • California




Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Juris Doctor, 2019

Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, magna cum laude, 2014

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