John Drdek Hahn Loeser Litigation Attorney

John D. Drdek


600 West Broadway
Suite 1500
San Diego, California 92101-3384

Primary Practices

John Drdek is an associate in the Firm’s San Diego office and is a member of the Litigation and Labor & Employment Groups. He handles a broad range of labor and employment issues for client matters. John also plays an integral role in all stages of the litigation process, from fighting complaints and managing discovery issues, to arguing substantive motions and advocating at trial.

Prior to attending Stanford Law School, John graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and was a successful Hollywood producer and writer, developing such projects as “Godzilla,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

John also serves as Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and deployed with the Special Operations Joint Task Force to Afghanistan in 2012.


  • Stanford Law School J.D., 2016
    • Honors & Activities: Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for Academic Excellence; Pro Bono Distinction Award
  • University of Southern California, B.A., Cinematic Arts, magna cum laude, 1998
    • Honors & Activities: Dean’s List, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society
Community Involvement

Veterans Legal Institute


American Legion – Post 416

Awards & Distinctions

San Diego’s Men of Influence, SD Metro, 2024

Bar Admissions

State of California


Southern District, California


Central District, California


Northern District, California


Eastern District, California

Memberships & Affiliations

San Diego County Bar Association


Association of Business Trial Lawyers – San Diego


Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society


Mensa International


National Eagle Scout Association