Santa Clara University School of Law
Honors & Awards
- Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award
- Emery Merit Scholar
- Dean’s List
John P. Thyken is an Associate at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP. His practice includes a wide range of areas, including class actions, consumer fraud, personal injury, and wrongful death.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Clapp Moroney Vucinich Beeman & Scheley, in their general liability group. While there, he worked on personal injury and First Amendment issues.
Mr. Thyken received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of the Law where he was a member of the Dean's List and an Emery Merit Scholar. While at Santa Clara, he received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Business Organizations and Cali Award for being the top student in Remedies. During law school, Mr. Thyken also advised indigent clients in areas of consumer protection and workers' rights at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center.
Mr. Thyken received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University, where he graduated with honors. He competed as a member of the Division I Cross Country and Track teams, earning All-Conference honors. After obtaining his undergraduate degree and before attending law school, he spent two years in Yokohama, Japan teaching English and traveling throughout East Asia.