Attorney John Rafter

John R. Rafter



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John “Jack” Rafter is an attorney on Varner & Brandt’s Business Litigation Team in our Riverside office.

John obtained his Juris Doctor from Western State College of Law in 2018. While in law school he worked in Contracts and was a member of winning Western States 2017/2018 National Sports Law Negotiations Competition. John worked as a research assistant for Professor Traci Porter focusing on business and economic issues.

While not practicing law, John enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, skiing, hiking, and surfing.


  • Business Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • ADA Compliance and Defense

Community Involvement & Pro Bono

  • Riverside County Bar Association Barristers—Member at Large
  • Orange County Bar Association/Orange County Young Lawyers Division
  • Former Volunteer Firefighter at Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue


  • Western State College of Law, Irvine, CA, JD, 2018
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, BS, 2011


  • The State Bar of California
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association