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||JOHN FILAKOURIDIS, J.D.
John.Filakouridis@gmail.comUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science, UCLA 2002
Emphasis: American Politics & Law
Secretary for the UCLA Pre-Law Society
UCLA Mock Trial Team, 1999-2002: competed as a lead
attorney in two national tournaments against the most
prominent colleges in the nation.WHITTIER LAW SCHOOL, Costa Mesa, CA
JURIS DOCTOR, 2005
Entertainment Law Oralist at Pepperdine Law School in
Oral Advocate of the Year 2004-2005, Whittier Law
CALI Award Winner 2004-2005, Moot Court
Constitutional Law Oralist at American Law University
Moot Court Honors Board member/competitor
in 2005.CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE COLLEGE, Costa Mesa, CA
PART-TIME EVENING PROGRAM 2011-2012
Studied the Gospel of John, Acts, Romans, and Daniel.
Wrote essays, participated in class discussions,
and throughly studied every chapter of every book.
The classes were taught by Pastors.
I received A’s in all my classes.
STUDIED WITH A GREEK SCHOLAR, Fountain Valley, CA
STUDIED UNDER MY FATHER FOR 42 YEARS, WHO IS A GREEK SCHOLAR
As early as I can remember, I studied with my Dad the Holy Scriptures and heard messages he preached all my life.
My father taught me from the original Κοινή (koine) Greek and is currently a Senior Pastor at a Greek Protestant Church in LA. My father studied under Walter Martin and Spiros Zodhiates.
Baptist, Evangelical, and Pentecostal churches of Greece frequently ask my Father about the Scripture, raising godly families, and a host of other issues. He writes a weekly column in the largest Greek Newspaper in the United States.
Fountain Valley High School, Fountain Valley, CA
Mock Trial Team 1997-1998
• English Honors – Debate & Essay Writing
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, MEDICARE HEARINGS AND APPEALS, Irvine, CA 3/2019 – PRESENT
SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY ADVISOR
Manage a team of 13 highly-skilled attorneys and 14 legal assistant specialists, which write complex cases, exhibit appeals, draft
multi-beneficiary cases, and big box appeals for multi-million dollar cases.
Prepare reports, manage 100s of cases per week, daily work with 24 Administrative Law Judges (ALJs), by assigning priority
appeals, supporting two field offices (Seattle, WA and Irvine, CA), and I resolve and manage any issues the ALJs have.
In early 2019, I supervised 9 paralegals, and after a successful 6 months, I was asked to supervise a pool of attorneys.
Within a few months, our team’s productivity was outstanding, and I received the highest ratings as a supervisor.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, MEDICARE HEARINGS AND APPEALS, Irvine, CA 11/2008 – 3/2019
Administrative Law Judge Team attorney for approximately 13 years, which included managing our caseload, decision drafting,
preparing substantive reviews, preparing questions for hearing, drafting subpoenas, drafting interrogatories, drafting remands, and
advising the ALJ on the facts, issues, and regulations pertinent to every case.
Drafted legally complex cases for ALJ Teams and Pool Teams for 13 years.
Extensive experience with legal research, legal writing, and analyzing cases remanded by the MAC.
PRIME ACADEMY, Irvine, CA 1/2009 – 6/2011, 6/2015 – 2/2018
Taught English grammar, Essay writing, and Speech/Debate for grades 6 through College level, and TOEFL speech classes
Helped high school students draft College Admissions Essays and essays for English and honors English courses
ELITE, Laguna Hills, CA 6/14 – 8/2014
Taught speech and debate to high school students
Helped students prepare and organize speeches with good content, organization, examples, style, and delivery
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, MEDICARE HEARINGS AND APPEALS, Irvine, CA 6/08 – 11/2008
Provided legal research to Administrative Law Judges while organizing and maintaining Medicare appeal files.
Prepared exhibits and legal correspondence for ALJ Hearings.
Provided substantive and procedural reviews for Administrative Law Judges.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, MEDICARE HEARINGS AND APPEALS, Irvine, CA 4/06 – 6/2008
Drafted Part B decisions and dismissals for Administrative Law Judges.
Provided legal support to an ALJ Team by organizing, exhibiting, and examining thousands of files for one major wound care
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Newport Beach, CA 10/03 – 12/2004
CERTIFIED LAW CLERK
Extensive experience in researching and drafting memoranda, motions, and discovery documents.
Wrote over 40 motions for the DA’s office.
Prepared questions for misdemeanor trials and prepared exhibits for felony trials
Greek Apostolic Church, Bellflower, CA 9/1999 – 7/2005
Fountain Valley High School, Fountain Valley, CA 9/96 – 6/97
BIBLE STUDY SENIOR LEADER
Prepared lessons and led a Bible study for 120 students every Thursday at lunch.
Rock Harbor Church, Costa Mesa, CA 9/2005 – 12/2007
LIFE GROUP PASTOR
Co-led a home Bible study with 25 young single adults every Monday for 2 years.
Played Guitar, led worship, taught the Scripture, encouraged, prayed for, and counseled the members of our group.
Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 9/2017-2020
WORSHIP LEADER & TEACHER
• Prepared Songs, Taught Scripture, and Led Worship (Team of 12 members) for Sunday Services & funerals
• Wrote original worship songs while at the church, taught them to our team, and shared them with the church for communion, for
the main services, and altar calls.
• Led worship with my wife for TALBOT SCHOOL of THEOLOGY Seminary Lectures during the summer.
• Led a home zoom Bible study for all the young couples of our church. I sang worship and taught all the lessons, answered
questions, and tailored the study also to the young kids in attendance.
• Preached the main message at two main services, Good Friday service & New Year’s Eve service.
• Led a home Bible study for all the young couples of our church. I sang worship and taught all the lessons at our home.
Mariners Christian School, Costa Mesa, CA 2/2008 – 12/2012
Preached the Gospel and gave messages to 3-5th graders and 6-8th graders for chapel
Led worship, taught the Scripture, invited children to accept Christ, and prayed for healing for children, families, and their siblings.
Greek Apostolic Church, Bellflower, CA 9/2011 – 8/2018
ASSOCIATE PASTOR, WORSHIP PASTOR, BOARD MEMBER, & SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER
Prepared Worship songs for Sunday morning services, funerals, and church conventions in Bellflower, CA.
Played guitar and did lead vocals for a worship team, which sang in Greek and English.
PREACHED messages every two months for the main service. People accepted Christ on many occasions. My messages always
ended with an invitation to receive Christ, repent, and get right with God.
TAUGHT Sunday school every Sunday morning for 7 years. We completed approximately 18 books from the Bible (OT & NT),
chapter by chapter, verse by verse. Many people, young and old, came to this study, enjoyed the lessons, and came closer to
Christ and their faith grew.
Saddleback Christian Academy, Mission Viejo, CA 9/2021 – PRESENT
Invited to lead all the Chapels for the academic year at SCA.
Teach Scripture lessons to children of all ages, lead worship with my wife and my children, pray for the children of the school,
give them verses to memorize, and challenge them to walk in holiness, close to Jesus Christ.
Backyard Bible Study, Mission Viejo, CA 7/2021– PRESENT
BIBLE TEACHER & WORSHIP LEADER
Teach the Bible every Sunday afternoon (currently going through the book of Luke) to a group of believers.
Play guitar and lead worship with my wife, ministering through worship and prayer, and counseling members with various
personal issues, challenges, & health crises.
YOUTUBE Channel, “Made For Messiah,” Mission Viejo, CA 1/2021– PRESENT
WORSHIP SONGS & MESSAGES
Recorded sermons and worship songs to reach out to people and share the love of Christ, the Word of God, and the Gospel.
Reached people in United Kingdom, Greece, and the U.S. with 9,200 minutes watched, 117 subscribers, and 51 videos.
John Filakouridis, J.D.
John graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science – American Politics. He was the secretary for the UCLA Pre-Law Society and competed on the UCLA Mock Trial Team from 1999 to 2001. John was a lead attorney in two national tournaments against the most prominent colleges in the nation. He then went on to Whittier Law School and received his Juris Doctor in 2005. During law school, he was a CALI Award Winner and was named Oral Advocate of the Year in 2005. He was an Entertainment Law Oralist at Pepperdine Law School and a Constitutional Law Oralist at American Law University. John is a full-time federal attorney; however his greatest desire is to preach the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ to the world. John is a second degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has a passion for writing music. John greatly enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and four precious children.