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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

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.
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.
We worked with Brian Cline to get our case on our vehicle settled. He was great with communication and letting us know our options and advice. He got us well over what we originally thought we could receive. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone with a lemon law case! Thank you Brian!
navy gunner 1
navy gunner 1
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 a little bit hesitant and nervous when I was looking for a Law Firm to represent my Lemon Law case, but after talking to Brian Cline on the phone and him explaining the whole process in detail I felt very comfortable in hiring the Cline Law Firm to represent my case. Everybody was super helpful and the whole process was super easy and we won the case!! Highly recommendable!!
Jorg T.
Jorg T.
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.
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.
Late review. First thank you guys for your help. Originally when I started looking for help nobody wanted to help, but Brain gave me a chance. It took sometime, but it is definitely worth it.
Kierra
Kierra
Totally perfect😎
Charlie B.
Charlie B.
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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