John Accardo

Chatsworth, CA

Biography

John grew up in Southern California. He first stated doing mock trial in his senior year of high school and absolutely fell in love to a point where some have called him “obsessed”, though he prefers to call it “extremely motivated”. After high school, John spent two years as an assistant coach of the very team he came from. He wasn’t very good at it, but he gave it the ol’ college try.

When John isn’t talking about, practicing, or thinking about mock trial, he also works as a professional magician. He has traveled all around performing both close-up and stage magic for over six years. He has earned membership at the Magic Castle and has gotten to perform for many celebrities. With both mock trial and magic, scientists have wondered how one person can be that nerdy, but somehow John figured it out.

John is extremely grateful to be on the team, and as a sign of his gratitude, he has promised to never make anyone listen to his Irish accent ever again. Ever.

Awards

2015 SAN DIEGO NATIONAL QUALFIERS- San Diego, CA
All-National Attorney (18/20 Ranks)

 

2015 AMERICAN MOCK TRIAL ASSOCIATION REGIONAL TOURNAMENT – Fresno, CA
All-Region Attorney (18/20 Ranks)

 

2014 ANTEATER INVITATIONAL – Irvine, CA 
Team M.V.P.