CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER
LEMON LAW LAWYERS

We’re highly specialized in the process of the lemon law in California, and we bring years of experience to the courtroom. Don’t resign yourself to losses from your bad vehicle – seek fair compensation with our aggressive, battle-tested team of lemon law attorneys.

The California Lemon Law

Sometimes a car is just a lemon, no matter how many times it’s repaired or serviced. As lemon law lawyers, it’s our job to ensure you’re compensated for vehicles that don’t meet functionality standards. We’ll determine if your faulty vehicle meets the California lemon law qualifications - then fight for fair repayment.

No Out-of-Pocket Fees

Taking a lemon law case to trial shouldn’t cost you a dime - as long as your car meets the criteria. According to our California lemon law, the manufacturer is required to pay all of your attorney fees, costs and expenses if you win the case. At Cline APC, we believe consumers should never have to pay any out-of-pocket costs to fight for justice.

Lemon Law Buyback

If your vehicle qualifies for a lemon law buyback, the manufacturer will refund your down payment, car payments, loan payoff, registration fees, and any other related out-of-pocket costs. Our number one goal is to make the California lemon law buyback process quick, painless, and comprehensive for consumers.

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California Lemon Law Qualifications

A vehicle can be deemed a lemon in California if:

  • The vehicle has a defect that impairs its use, value, or safety.
  • The vehicle cannot be repaired by the manufacturer with a reasonable number of attempts.
  • The vehicle has been taken to the repair facility for two, or more, repair attempts.
  • Regardless of the number of repair attempts, if the vehicle has been out of service for repairs a cumulative total of 30 or more days.
  • The defect was not the result of unauthorized use.

Experienced and Proven Californian Lemon Law Lawyers

The lemon law lawyers of Cline APC help Californians obtain refunds for faulty car, motorcycle, boat, or RV purchases and repairs. We’ve carried out lemon law cases against every major auto, RV, and boating manufacturer. We are not afraid to go up against the giants.

The California lemon law applies to motorcycles, boats, RVs, trucks, and vans. Whether your defective vehicle is new or used, purchased or leased, we’re here for you. We’ll navigate the complexities of the lemon law and the California court system.

We’ve proven our success time and time again, and can do it for you, too.

Understanding California's Lemon Law

California’s lemon law was created by citizens for citizens. You can find it in California’s Civil Code as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, section 1790, et seq.

The California lemon law was designed to defend citizens against corporations that would take advantage of consumers. When your new or used vehicle is proven to be a lemon, the law requires manufacturers to repurchase or replace your vehicle if it cannot be repaired within a reasonable number of repair attempts. They must cover your attorney fees and court costs upon resolution.

That’s why we never charge any hidden fees or out-of-pocket costs. Other firms might, but our California lemon law firm doesn’t believe in reaching for your hard-earned dollars. We’ll let the manufacturer take care of the payments.

Protect your Lemon Law Rights

The auto industry is big business. It is represented by some of the largest law firms in California. These firms created a cottage industry out of helping manufactures avoid repurchasing defective new and used car lemons.It is essential your lemon law case is handled by trial attorneys who have a consistent and proven track record of success against the big auto companies. Our lemon law attorneys aggressively approach each lemon law matter with a singular goal in mind; to make the manufacturer take back your new or used car lemon and refund your money or issue a replacement vehicle.

Stand up against Big Manufactuers

Have you been sold a faulty vehicle? Don’t let the big auto industry walk all over your rights.
 

Our trial attorneys have a consistent, proven track record of going up against “unbeatable” manufacturers. We won’t quit until you have a new car parked in your driveway or have been issued a fair refund.

Brian Cline

Managing Attorney

THE FOUNDER OF CLINE APC

 Mr. Brian K. Cline has been practicing law in California since 2006. With a strong ethical code and dedication to consumer justice, Brian has obtained lemon law recoveries against all major manufacturers across California, including but not limited to: Ford; GM and all of its brands, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC; FCA and all of its brands, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler; Toyota and Lexus; Nissan and Infiniti; Kia, Hyundai; Mercedes; BMW; Mazda; Yamaha; Honda and Acura; Subaru; Winnebago; Forest River MotorHomes; and more

Hi,to whom it may concern,I just wanna say if you need the lawyer for your lemon car,please call and hire the Cline lemon law firm,because they are the best of the west,I’m not joking,they are the best lawyers of the west.
Ilia A.
Ilia A.
Cline APC provided me top notch representation for my lemon law case. They are true professionals, notably Brian and Shawnee. I was actually outside of the state of California for the entire time that this case was litigating and did not need to meet them physically, just several phone calls and lots of emails back and forth. If you own a potential lemon, definitely call Brian for your free consultation. By the time I called Brian, I was getting absolutely nowhere with the manufacturer: they never returned my calls and my car had been in the shop for over 6 weeks (with no estimated fix date in sight). I was extremely frustrated and did not have anything to lose at that point. The initial phone call with Brian gave me lots of clarification on my situation including the arbitration process and payment/expenses compensation. I decided to go with Cline APC at that point and it was the absolutely right choice. One thing to keep in mind: take detailed notes. The more detailed notes you keep, the easier you make it for everyone. So if you're reading this now and you haven't started - write everything down, keep all your email correspondence, make a detailed timeline of events, etc. Something else I'll mention is it took far longer than their initial estimate of 30-90 days to settle... the case took well over a year to settle and for me to receive my settlement check. Much of it was due to the pandemic but a lot of it was also due to back and forth delays between the courts and manufacturer.
Howell H.
Howell H.
Brian and team did an excellent work handling my case. I highlight the professionalism, great communication and transparency they all have. I recommend Cline APC to anybody dealing with defective vehicles not repaired under warranty.
German L.
German L.
The best lemon lawyer in San Diego. They tried to find the best result on my case. Today they fanally finished my case without any problems.I highly recommend this group:)
Hyojin Y.
Hyojin Y.
Brian Cline is extremely dedicated to his clients and has an amazing work ethic. I would highly recommend the Lemon Law Legal Group - their level of customer service will not disappoint!
Amanda R.
Amanda R.
I had a lemon law, Brian, Camille, and John helped settle my case. They are very quick on responses, very professional, and extremely sweet. I would recommend Cline APC to any and everyone. Thank you all once again.
Savanna
Savanna
I initially spoke with more than 10 attorneys and Brian was the only one who agreed to take on my relatively complex and unique case. This may have been in part because Brian and his team spent more time discussing with me, researching, and assessing the situation than anyone else and so really understood the context. Considering the excellent settlement/outcome, I believe Cline APC has expertise in Lemon Law that is above and beyond that of most CA Lemon Law attorneys.
Vladislav N.
Vladislav N.
I had an excellent experience with this law firm. I mostly dealt with Michael Devlin, who was excellent as well, but anyone I spoke with here answered my questions quickly and efficiently. I have absolutely no complaints. They kept me informed all the way through and they made a normally unpleasant experience, a pleasant one.
Carol C.
Carol C.
Unfortunately, I had a 2013 Nissan Altima that was a Lemon and I went through a couple consultations with other lawyers before I came across Cline APC, Attorneys at Law. I am so glad that I chose this firm to represent me. They were professional and efficient and friendly. If you are moving forward with a Lemon Law case be patient it takes a while to complete however it is worth it. I worked with Brian and John. Both were great, during the latter of the case I worked with John who was fantastic with communicating the step by step processes and procedures and what I needed to do on my end. I am a very busy person, so they were great with emailing all information and forms so I can respond when I had a chance. I didn’t have to go down to any offices everything was completed virtually. The only physical thing I needed to do was go to my dealership to meet with a Transfer agent who was nice, quick and efficient. I was in and out within 10 minutes. After your car is turned in it takes a couple weeks to receive the settlement so save for transportation between turning in your lemon and waiting for settlement. I did a lot of thinking and hesitation when I had problems with my car, I even contemplated just trading it for something else, but I am so glad I decided to act and trust Brian Cline with my case and get the settlement I deserved for a malfunctioning non-trustworthy car. When I turned the car in, I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Thanks again Brain and John! I will defiantly keep your information close and recommend to anyone having Lemon issues.
Amanda E.
Amanda E.
I purchased a new vehicle in preparation of 3 major surgeries and multiple medical tests I would be undergoing, so transportation would not be a challenge I faced as well. Unfortunately, the vehicle I purchased quickly proved to be a Lemon and the dealership simply sent me away. My initial contact with a Lemon Law Attorney saw my case rejected without reason, so I searched further and found Brian Cline's firm. From the very first contact and consistently throughout the entire process, each person I spoke with was kind, thoughtful, professional and thorough. They graciously answered my multitude of questions (this being my 1st Lemon Law experience) and saw the case to a successful conclusion. I would (and have) referred others to this firm for help. Mark Johnson was my primary point of contact and handled my case like I was family and I am grateful for their kindness and professionalism in a very difficult situation. Thank you very much to each and every person in this firm who helped resolve my case! You can be sure the qualities listed are consistent throughout the firm!
Bonnie L.
Bonnie L.
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Contact Our Attorneys

Cline APC is a statewide lemon law firm. We handle cases from San Diego and Los Angeles to the Central Valley of Fresno and Bakersfield, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. We’ll even take cases from farther north like Napa and Sonoma Valleys up to the northern border.

If you think your new or used car might be a lemon, call us at 888-982-6915 or contact us online. We will respond shortly to review your case’s qualifications. Don’t worry – all of our legal consultations are free.

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    Our Locations

    Serving all of San Diego County. Office Appointments or We Come to You.

    La Jolla Office

    Address

    7855 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 408
    La Jolla, California, 92037

    Phone Number

    888-982-6915

    Poway Office

    Address

    14280 Danielson Street,
    Poway, CA 92064

    Phone Number
    858-373-9337

    CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER
    LEMON LAW LAWYERS

    We’re highly specialized in the process of the lemon law in California, and we bring years of experience to the courtroom. Don’t resign yourself to losses from your bad vehicle – seek fair compensation with our aggressive, battle-tested team of lemon law attorneys.