John Christopher Maples


Education & Certifications:

  • CSU Sacramento (B.S. in Criminal Justice - Investigations)
  • Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office (Investigator - one year internship)
  • Several years counseling juvenile delinquents in secured settings
  • P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certification (City of Sacramento Police Academy, on the grounds of the State of California CHP academy)
  • City of Sacramento Police Department
  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento (Juris Doctorate)
  • Yolo County Public Defender (Internship)
  • Sacramento County Public Defender (Internship)
  • Licensed as Attorney and Counselor at Law to practice before all of the courts of the State of California
  • Licensed in the Eastern District Court of the United States District Court
  • Licensed in the Northern District Court of the United States District Court

Experienced in:

  • Personal injury claims and actions
  • State of California Administrative Hearings
  • State of California Workers Compensation Hearings
  • Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act
  • Arguing before the 3rd District Court of Appeals for the State of California
  • Claims through the Kaiser Arbitration process
  • Claims against sovereign Indian Nations (Tribal Compact)
  • Bad Faith insurance claims/actions
  • Uninsured/Under-insured motorist claims
  • Public entity claims/actions
  • Claims against major corporations 

Past/Present Membership:

  • El Dorado County Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Fort Sutter Lion’s Club
  • California Farm Bureau
  • Judge Pro Tempore (DRC) El Dorado County
  • Chief Trial Attorney at Law Offices of Mark Stawicki (3 years)
  • Managing partner and Chief Trial Attorney of Stawicki and Maples (16 years)
  • Past exhibitor at the Northern California Abilities Exposition for victims of Brain Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury

John is originally from the Washington, D.C. area. He is the eldest son in a large family which includes his father, a U.S. Secret Service Special Agent; his younger brother, a U.S. Secret Service Special Agent; his younger brother, a Sutter County Sheriff’s Lieutenant; and his younger brother, a CHP Traffic Officer. John enjoys studying the medical aspect of personal injury, particularly orthopedics and neurology.

In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, particularly in and around South Lake Tahoe.