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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.

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

We would definitely recommend Brian K. Cline of Brian K. Cline of CLINE apc, Attorneys at Law. Mr. Cline along with his staff made the entire process painless and quick. They are a very professional and personable team, not to mention more than capable to get the job done. We were hoping that Mr. Cline could work as our mediator with GM, since after a year we had been able to make little progress. Mr. Cline was able to exceed our expectations by resolving our dispute with GM, in a quick professional manner. After working with Mr. Cline, we feel like he is the best “lemon law” attorney in California.
Wendy F.
Wendy F.
AMAZING experience working with Brian Cline! Brian is knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to fight for you and your rights! I am fortunate to have found him to assist me in the buy back of my vehicle. It happened faster than I had expected and I was awarded more than I imagined! If you want an ethical, professional and pleasant attorney to represent you in your case, Brian is your person!
Jacqueline M.
Jacqueline M.
Richard H.
Richard H.
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.
Brian and his team were excellent throughout my lemon law process. It took a little longer than I initially thought it would( 7 months) but mainly because Hyundai were stalling the case and playing hardball even though my case was a homerun. John was my point of contact for the last few months and he really was prompt, kind and professional. Camille and Nia were similarly very helpful early in my case. I would highly recommend using this law firm if you feel you have a lemon law case. Thank you Cline APC.
El B.
El B.
My experience with Mr. Brian Cline was simply amazing. Please follow along with me for just a moment. If you are wondering who can help you, I assure you… you have found the right person in Brian Cline.I purchased a used car in 2015 and from the day that I brought it home, it had problems. I took my car back to the dealership time and time again. Finding the time to keep taking the car into the service department became such a hassle and trying to make the service department manager listen to me was an incredibly infuriating experience. After taking my car into the shop more than 5 times in less than a year… I knew that it was time to look for help.I spent days and days looking over Lemon Law Attorney sites in the San Diego area. To be honest, all of them looked pretty good. They all had great reviews including Mr. Cline. But for some reason my gut kept directing me to Mr. Cline’s site over and over again. I felt nervous because I had no idea if I actually had a case and just thinking about acquiring help from an attorney seemed scary. Finally, my bravery kicked in and I sent a letter to his office detailing my experience with my car. Here is what happened next…The very next day I received a kind response from his office stating that it sounded like I had a case. I was given a small list of items to gather and send to the office via email (repair orders, any email correspondence between myself and the dealership, copy of the warranty from time of purchase, sales contract, etc…)Once those items were sent in, his very delightful assistant, Ms. Shawnee Cummings, set up a phone call between myself and Mr. Cline. I spoke with Mr. Cline on the phone and he was so patient and kind in explaining the steps and procedures. He answered every question that I had. He shared examples of possible outcomes and he also shared that sometimes this can be a lengthy process. After speaking with Mr. Cline-- I knew that I had chosen the right person to help me. I signed a contract stating that he would be representing me.His office did all the dirty work. They sent me copies of everything that they were doing to help my case and THEN a short 8 months later it was all over with! He fought on my behalf and I was awarded a FULL BUY BACK! My car loan is completely paid off and I was given a check to repay me for all monthly payments plus other fees!I wish I could say that this was all just about the car and the money. But for me…this is so much more than that. During this dark time of dealing with an unsafe vehicle, I knew that I couldn’t get my little girl to the hospital when she needed to get there. I have a 10 year old daughter with significant health complications and I, unfortunately, had a very scary moment of not being able to put her in the car and get her to the hospital. Thank heavens, everything worked out, but this just shows how important a reliable vehicle is. But now, I have a wonderful down payment to put towards a new, reliable and safe vehicle. This provides peace of mind and that is priceless.I could never, ever express my gratitude enough to Mr. Cline and Ms. Cummings for their dedication to my case and for the care and fight that they put into getting the best results.I can’t wait until COVID fades… meeting these two spectacular people and giving them the most heartfelt “thank you” in person is at the top of my list.If you are reading this review because you need an attorney to help you, please don’t hesitate to call Brian Cline for help. Mr. Cline is simply the best and he will take good care of you as he did me - I can promise you this.
Jaime V.
Jaime V.
I ended up leasing a lemon from Mercedes in May of 2020 and the car was basically unsafe to drive. I'm very grateful that I reached out to Brian's office, he was willing to help and only took my case once he was almost certain it would have a good outcome. Once I signed with him, I was confident that I was in very good hands. My case was immediately given attention and it never stopped from there. Every email I sent and every call was returned promptly and status was given in a timely manner. No matter the issue, Brian's team was there, ready to answer, and made the entire process flawlessly smooth. This team has great communication and they were constantly updating me step by step on the case and which I really appreciate.In the end of it all his team made me a whole lot of money from a great settlement in just eight months. Thank you Amy, Shawnee, Mark, Brian, and the rest of the team for working so diligently on my case. I am extremely satisfied with this firm's work and if anyone were to ask me for a lemon lawyer, Mr. Cline would be my recommendation.
Bells W.
Bells W.
I was terrified to take legal action with my car situation. But luckily, I was referred to Brian Cline by my friend James Roe which is also an attorney. From the beginning to the end everyone was so helpful. I didn’t have to worry about too much. They made this stressful experience kind of easy to be honest. The car was bought back completely plus a little extra. My case was assigned to Eric Natenstedt. It was a pleasure working with him. He kept me in the loop with my case. Everyone was great and professional. Don’t hesitate and have them represent you! You won’t regret it!Thank you Camille, Brian and Eric for all your help! It was a pleasure working with all of you!
Johanna D.
Johanna D.
They were very professional and courteous throughout the process. In the end, we got a full refund from the manufacturer. Thank you Brian and Shawnee.
Chris & L.
Chris & L.
Brian Cline represented my wife and I in a vehicle lemon law case. Brian handled the case like a pro and we couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to represent and fight for us. He kept in constant contact with us throughout the case, and made several very good and smart decisions throughout the process which ultimately granted us a successful outcome.When you think of Attorney’s or Lawyers, you usually think of slimy, lying or shady characters. Brian was the complete opposite. Brian was honest, reasonable, forthcoming, and of good character. Brian was stubborn in all the right ways you would hope an attorney representing you would be. I hope I never have to be in a situation where I need an attorney representing me again, but if I do, I will most certainly be contacting Brian to represent and fight for me.
Derek R.
Derek R.
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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