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Our Team

 

Jean-Claude Lapuyade Attorney at Law

Mr. Lapuyade is a San Diego labor attorney representing groups of single-family homeowners and community homeowner associations, aggrieved California employees, and the victims of unlawful housing practices, through the litigation process, trial and arbitration. Mr. Lapuyade’s litigation practice focuses on claims for construction defects, wage and hour class actions and unlawful housing practice class actions.

Since 2007, Mr. Lapuyade successfully recovered in excess of $30 million in monetary awards for his clients. In 2017, Mr. Lapuyade recovered in excess of $7 million in monetary awards for his clients. Mr. Lapuyade prides himself on providing his clients with the legal representation they expect and deserve through effective communication and winning results.

Mr. Lapuyade served as co-editor of the Insurance Column for Consumer Attorneys of San Diego from 2011 to 2014. As editor, Mr. Lapuyade was responsible for publishing monthly articles in the Trial Bar News periodical analyzing complex insurance coverage issues.

Mr. Lapuyade is a four-time recipient of the Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.

EDUCATION:

University of Arizona, B.A. History 2001
California Western School of Law, J.D. 2006

BAR ADMISSIONS:

All State Courts in the State of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California

PUBLISHED OPINIONS:

Blanchette et al., v. Superior Court (GHA Homes), 8 Cal.App.5th 521 (2017)
Chmurny v. State, 392 Md. 159 (2006)

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS & HONORS:

Super Lawyers ®, Rising Star 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Super Lawyers ®, Rising Star 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Distinguished Advocate Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy 2005 & 2006
Deans Merit Scholarship, California Western School of Law 2005 & 2006

AFFILIATIONS:

Cal. Employment Lawyers Association (2007 – Present)
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (2007 – Present)
American Bar Association (2007 – Present)

  • Member Section of Litigation
  • Member Labor & Employment Section
  • Member Tort, Trial & Insurance Section

California Bar Association (2007 – Present)

  • Member Labor & Employment Section
  • Member Litigation Section

Tesla Stone Paralegal

Tesla Stone joined the firm in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant and has been working as a Paralegal since 2014. Tesla graduated Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) from Miramar College with her AS in Paralegal Studies. Ms. Stone earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Science, with an emphasis in International Studies, from Arizona State University.

EDUCATION:

Miramar College – AA Paralegal Studies (2014)

Arizona State University – BS Political Science, emphasis in International Studies (2013-2015)