John M. Whelan

Senior Associate

John M. Whelan serves as a Senior Associate at Schumann Rosenberg & Arevalo LLP. Mr. Whelan has been practicing business litigation before the federal and state courts in California at the trial and appellate court levels for the past twenty-five years. Mr. Whelan is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California. His published opinions include Unocal Corp. v. United States, et al., 222 F.3d 528 (9th Cir. 2000), Dearborn v. Mar Ship Operations, Inc. 113 F.3d 995 (9th Cir. 1997) and Torres v. M/V Fuiono, 141 F. Supp. 2d 1020 (S.D. Cal. 2001).

Before practicing law, Mr. Whelan served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps on active duty and in the reserves, attaining the rank of Major before he was honorably discharged in 1994.