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

When i had consistent problems with my vehicle, and couldn't get results from the auto manufacturer. I called lemon law attorney Brian Cline. Brian is intelligent, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Brian has great communication skills he made me feel at ease when he explained the process of my lawsuit, and always took the time to answer any questions when I called even if he was busy. It was because of Brian's expertise and knowledge that I not only won my lawsuit against the auto manufacture, but I got more than I asked for. I would also like to thank Camille,( Brian's assistant) she was equally as helpful, and always made me feel my issues were a priority.Brian Cline of the law offices of Pecora & Cline gets a 5 star rating! If you ever need a lemon law lawyer look no further than Brian Cline The law offices of Pecora & Cline.Thank You,William Wallace
William W.
William W.
I am an attorney that practices here in the San Diego area. I was first introduced to Brian Cline when one of my clients needed help with a Lemon Law issue. I researched thoroughly which Lemon Law attorney I would refer my client to because I knew my own reputation was on the line based on who I chose. I ended up choosing Brian Cline to refer my client to and Brian got them a great settlement. I have now referred at least 3 of my clients that needed help with a Lemon Law situations to Brian Cline and I will continue to choose Brian.
Jim H.
Jim H.
Totally perfect😎
Charlie B.
Charlie B.
Brian is awesome! Great service, great communication, and over delivers. We would recommend him to anyone and we would use his services again if needed. 🙂
Shastina S.
Shastina S.
My brand new Dodge Challenger that I bought from the dealership came defective from the factory and ended up with water damage, which fried the whole electrical system in the car. Chrysler took their sweet time and took 70 days to fix the car. When I requested for them to buy the car back and reimburse me for mold on personal items caused from water damage, they refused. When I called the law firm of Brian Cline, I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to speak directly to him about my case. As soon as Mr. Cline got involved in my case, Chrysler agreed to buy back my vehicle, pay off my loan in full, reimburse me for damage to personal items, reimburse me for car rental fees, and paid me back every penny that I had paid for the car and then some. And the best part is, I did not have to pay out of pocket, as Chrysler paid all the fees for Mr. Cline's services. Mr. Cline and his staff were very professional and accessible from start to finish. I was very satisfied with the end result and would highly advise Mr. Cline and his legal team to anyone looking for a lemon law lawyer. Speaking from my personal experience I can tell you that these big corporations are looking to screw you every step of the way, so please don't go at it alone!
Sergey G.
Sergey G.
Knowledgeable team from the top down...Highly recommend!
TODD H.
TODD H.
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 Cline and the Cline APC team are the best! This was the fourth lemon law legal firm I spoke with about my case.Lawyer One: I actually met him in the waiting room of the dealership and he introduced the notion of a lemon lawsuit, I had no idea. Ultimately he passed on the case, citing a complication with a recent ruling in regards to certified pre-owned vehicles, this was ultimately WRONG.Lawyer Two: She didn't agree with Lawyer One about the CPO issue but didn't feel my case was strong enough, this too was ultimately WRONG.Lawyer Three: Felt I had a strong case and sent the retainer agreement, wanted to charge excessive fees, I kept researching.Lawyer Four: Cline APC was my fourth and last call, Brian was respectful, confident, answered all my questions, reasonable fee structure. His staff is on top of it and very polite. There were times I lost faith as to if we would prevail, Brian remained confident. It took six months but he was ultimately right. He got a settlement from the manufacturer for more than I expected and the vehicle was returned to them. I highly recommend Cline APC, they know their stuff!
Stu
Stu
I am a businesswoman and I had so many questions and concerns to open my other business and got so overwhelmed not finding an educated and honor Lawyer. After calling several lawyers and they all wanted to charging me for giving me unsure answers, I called Steve, left a voicemail and he called me back shortly. He was kindly and professionally answered all of my questions whiteout charging me. it was such a relief for me!
mahsan M.
mahsan M.
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.
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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.