John Jividen

John Jividen


(916) 426-9184
[email protected]

John Jividen is an experienced attorney who serves as an impartial investigator for sensitive and complex complaints in the workplace and on campus. He investigates a broad range of issues, including allegations of workplace harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Prior to joining Ellis & Makus, John served as the Director of the Office of Equity & Diversity at the University of Southern California, with responsibility for overseeing a team of investigators who investigated all protected class complaints involving university staff and faculty. John also conducted several high profile investigations during his tenure as the Director and in his prior work as an investigator at both USC and UCLA.

Before John’s career in higher education, he was an employment attorney for both sides of the bar. John received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the Hampden-Sydney College.

Associations and Membership

Association of Workplace Investigators
California Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Law Section