We Are Attentive, Effective And Results-Driven

JCL Law Firm, APC, represents California consumers, employees and property owners. We are dedicated to recovering fair and just compensation for your legal challenge.

Righting The Wrongs That Impact Your Life

Labor And Employment Law

Representing employees in lawsuits related to misclassification, meal and rest disputes, unpaid overtime and wrongful termination.

Construction Defect Litigation

Was your building constructed incorrectly? Learn more about your rights as a property owner.

Unlawful Housing Practices

Renters and long-term residential hotel occupants have rights — we protect them.

Led By An Accomplished Litigation Attorney

Led By An Accomplished Litigation Attorney

Helping San Diego Residents Overcome Legal Conflicts

Hire A Firm That Focuses On You And Fights For You

Hire A Firm That Focuses On You And Fights For You

Wage and Hour Class Action for California Nurses

Case: San Bernardino Superior Court   |    Client: Southern California Nurses, Respiratory Therapists Certified Nurse Assistants

Employer: Southern California Hospital   |    Settlement: $1,650,000.00

Wage and Hour Class Action for Inside Sales Account Managers

Case: San Diego Superior Court    |    Client: Account Manager – Inside Sales

Employer: Accredited Debt Relief   

Settlement: $2,000,000.00

Wage and Hour Class Action for Misclassified Shoppers

Case: Los Angeles Superior Court   |    Client: “Gig Economy” Shoppers

Employer: Confidential

Settlement: $2,000,000.00

Wage and Hour Class Action for Retail Employees

Case: San Bernardino Superior Court   |    Client: Retail Sales Employees at National Retail Sunglass Store

Employer: Confidential

Settlement: $1,800,000.00

Wage and Hour Class Action for California Nurses

Case: San Diego Superior Court Case    |    Client: California Nurses

Employer: Southern California Hospital

Settlement: $700,000.00

Wage and Hour Class Action for California Hotel Employees

Case: San Diego Superior Court   |    Client: Hotel Employee 

Employer: Southern California Boutique Hotel

Settlement: $510,000.00

Defective WINDOWS and Floor Tile

Case: Riverside Superior Court   |    Client: Owners of 181 single family homes.

Employer: Palm Springs

Settlement: $3.92 Million

Defective Roofs and Decks

Case: Riverside Superior Court   |    Client: 65 Unit Condominium Association

Location: Palm Springs

Settlement: $2,000,000.00

Construction Defect – Expansive Soils and Inadequate Civil Design

Case: San Diego Superior Court   |    Client: Eight Commercial Condominium Owners

Employer: Confidential

Settlement: $3,000,000.00

Construction Defect – Expansive Soils and Inadequate Civil Design

Case: San Diego Superior Court   |    Client: Eight Commercial Condominium Owners

Employer: Confidential

Settlement: $3,099,000.00

Meet Jean-Claude Lapuyade

Meet Jean Claude Lapuyade

“Very Responsive To Our Needs”

As a homeowner I was really pleased with the services provided by Jean-Claude Lapuyade, Esq., and the attorneys at the JCL Law Firm, APC. I found them to be very responsive to our needs. We settled our case much faster than expected for what we needed to make the needed repairs. Our case was unique because we had eight individual unit owners as separate entities in the case and the team was patient to deal with our many personalities. Jean-Claude took the time to answer all our questions and come out to meet with us as needed. I am a very happy client and highly recommend the JCL Law Firm, APC.

~ Tony W., Homeowner Association Board President, San Diego, 2017.

“They Put The Quality Back Into Client Care”

I was extremely pleased with the quality of work and client support that Jean-Claude and his associates provided to me. Everyone was very professional and quick to respond to any of my questions or concerns in a timely manner. I highly recommend seeking JCL’s services and legal counsel, as they put the quality back into client care, which is nowadays not always easy to find. Should any other legal matters or concerns arise in the future, I will undoubtedly seek JCL’s services and support again. Thank you all for your diligence and support during what was a very stressful time.

~ 2018 – Ashley P., Class representative, wage and hour class action.

“A Pleasure To Work With”

Mr. Lapuyade was a pleasure to work with. He successfully settled a class action suit against a former employer of which I was a class representative in an unusually short amount of time. He acted with integrity and honesty, had a great disposition and was great at what he did. I recommend him very highly.

~ Denice S., Class Representative Wage and Hour Class Action 2016

“Very Responsive To Our Needs”

As a homeowner I was really pleased with the services provided by Jean-Claude Lapuyade, Esq., and the attorneys at the JCL Law Firm, APC. I found them to be very responsive to our needs. We settled our case much faster than expected for what we needed to make the needed repairs. Our case was unique because we had eight individual unit owners as separate entities in the case and the team was patient to deal with our many personalities. Jean-Claude took the time to answer all our questions and come out to meet with us as needed. I am a very happy client and highly recommend the JCL Law Firm, APC.

~ Tony W., Homeowner Association Board President, San Diego, 2017

“They Put The Quality Back Into Client Care”

I was extremely pleased with the quality of work and client support that Jean-Claude and his associates provided to me. Everyone was very professional and quick to respond to any of my questions or concerns in a timely manner. I highly recommend seeking JCL’s services and legal counsel, as they put the quality back into client care, which is nowadays not always easy to find. Should any other legal matters or concerns arise in the future, I will undoubtedly seek JCL’s services and support again. Thank you all for your diligence and support during what was a very stressful time.

~ 2018 – Ashley P., Class representative, wage and hour class action.

“A Pleasure To Work With”

Mr. Lapuyade was a pleasure to work with. He successfully settled a class action suit against a former employer of which I was a class representative in an unusually short amount of time. He acted with integrity and honesty, had a great disposition and was great at what he did. I recommend him very highly.

~ Denice S., Class Representative Wage and Hour Class Action 2016