John Garvin was raised on the east coast and received his B.A. in Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia. After briefly teaching high school and selling real estate, John moved to California to attend California Western School of Law in San Diego, California
After graduation from CWSL, John passed the State Bar in 1993 and took up employment with the Alternate Public Defender's Office in Fresno. By 1997, John was promoted to Chief Defense Attorney for Madera. While acting in this capacity, John was lead attorney in several cases and supervised numerous attorneys.
In 2004, John Garven took his experience and entered private practice; establishing Madera Law Center. John's theory of practice is one of inclusion. John knows to be successful, his clients need to be active with the details of their case and understand what is happening. John takes the time to explain the process and possible outcomes with his clients and helps guide them to the best resolution for them.