Attorney Jean-Claude Lapuyade has been recognized as a Construction Litigation, Super Lawyer® Rising Star by Thompson Reuters in 2015, 2016, 2017 and, again, in 2018. To be eligible for inclusion as a Rising Star, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible California attorneys are named to the annual Rising Star list.
Additionally, Mr. Lapuyade brings successful appellate experience championing property owner rights in construction defect actions. In the landmark construction defect case Blanchette v. Superior Court (GHA Homes), 8 Cal.App.5th 521 (2017), the Court of Appeals agreed with Mr. Lapuyade and held that, a homeowner is relieved from prelitigation requirements and may file an action where a builder fails to timely acknowledge the homeowners prelitigation notice of claim.
The attorneys at the JCL Law Firm strive to exceed client expectations. The firm emphasizes a well-planned, thorough, yet cost-effective investigation, coupled with aggressive legal representation to achieve this goal. The firm represents our construction defect clients on a contingency basis. This means we don't get paid a legal fee unless we recover money for you, our client. In most cases, we advance the costs of litigation. Therefore, there are no upfront costs to the firm's clients. If you believe your property suffers from a construction defect, call the JCL Law Firm at 1-888-498-6999 for a free consultation.