The Lavelle Law Group, APC strives to provide the highest level of service at reasonable rates to clients.  Understanding and pursuing what the client really hopes to achieve and working closely with the client are the keys.  Mr. Lavelle - principal of Lavelle Law Group, APC - has been a highly respected litigator in the San Diego and Southern California region for over 20 years.  He is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent* Rated
(the highest level of legal ability, professional experience, ethical standards & integrity) and has been selected by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer (top 5% of Lawyers) on numerous occasions (latest 2015).  Mr. Lavelle recently was awarded Outstanding Trial Lawyer.  He was selected as a 2013 Top Lawyer In California.  He was also selected by San Diego Magazine in 2013 and 2014 as one of San Diego’s top attorneys.  His practice includes representation of injured plaintiff’s, business litigation, collection, identity theft, unfair debt collection practices, construction defect and general civil disputes.  Mr. Lavelle is thorough, cost effective and gets results.  He emphasizes working closely with clients to achieve superior results.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation Accomplishments


    Mr. Lavelle has significant, successful jury trial experience and is responsible for more than $30 million in jury verdicts and settlements.  His most recent trial and settlement victories include: 

  • $10.8 million dollar jury verdict against Pizza Hut on behalf of a mother and daughter seriously injured by a pizza delivery driver. 
  • $1.75 million insurance bad faith case
  • $1.75 million injury case in Old Town, San Diego
  • $1.3 million design defect premises case
  • $1.4 million semi-tractor trailer injury
  • $1.25 million taxi cab injury
  • $1.6 million for an elderly auto accident victim
  • $900,000+ recovery for a non-profit in a business dispute
  • $750,000.00 settlement in products liability case  
  • $750,000.00 for a student injured on the U.C. Berkeley campus
  • $750,000+ for a family injured on the I-405 in Los Angeles
  • $300,000.00+ jury verdict for client who fell and was injured on a city bus
  • $600,000+ jury verdict for  a 73-year old woman who fell in a fast food restaurant
  • $600,000+ for a Las Vegas client injured in an automobile accident in Laguna, California
  • $600,000+ for a husband and wife who suffered food poisoning
  • $700,000+ for three customers of a nail salon who were injured while receiving pedicures
    Mr. Lavelle works hand in hand with clients, getting to know and understand how his clients’ injuries impact not only their lives, but the lives of their families. Mr. Lavelle’s extra effort has helped him be so successful in winning multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements for his clients.

Civil Litigation, Insurance Issues & Business Representation

    Mr. Lavelle also has extensive experience in business and real estate litigation, including general business litigation, construction defect suits, insurance disputes and litigation, collection and judgments.  He understands particularly in this economic environment clients expect and should receive effective, responsive and fair legal representation.  His cost effective and results oriented approach enables clients to achieve excellent results in an extremely cost effective manner.  He recently recovered nearly $800,000 on behalf of a Non-Profit organization in a business dispute.

    He can assist clients with business formation (California, other domestic jurisdictions and internationally), as well as their overall business legal needs.  Mr. Lavelle has professional relationships with specialists in many different business and legal areas.  His 20+ years of experience make The Lavelle Law Group an excellent choice for all of your legal and business requirements.

Identity Theft, Fair Debt Collection and "Robo Call" Representation

Lavelle Law Group can assist victims who have had their identity stolen with the typical "parade of horrors" that will likely occur.  We can assist in removing the fraudulent accounts and charges from your credit, and assist in blocking further fraud and getting your good name a reputation back.  

Lavelle Law Group also can help those who have been improperly 
harassed by debt collectors. It's certainly no secret that debt collectors may cross the line in an over-zealous effort to collect. We believe that unfair debt collection cases can be the basis for class action lawsuits against unethical collection companies.  California's Rosenthal Act and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) provide important protections for people against overly aggressive and harassing debt collectors.  If you believe you are being harassed by a creditor please call us to discuss whether we can help you.  Additionally, LLG can assist if you have received illegal "RoBo calls" (automated calls to your cell phone).


    In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Lavelle has served as an adjunct professor in the Physical Education Department of San Diego State University, his alma mater, and is an avid runner and triathlete.  He is also proud to coach several local youth sports teams and loves to spend time with his family. 

Previous Legal Affiliations

  • Wertz McDade & Wallace
  • Higgs, Fletcher & Mack
  • Duckor & Spradling
  • Morris, Polich & Purdy

Community Service & Memberships

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society - Former Trustee
  • Aztec Athletic Foundation - Former Director
  • American Heart Association - Former Member, Lawyers Have a Heart Committee
  • La Jolla Youth Softball, Inc. - Former Officer and Director
  • Pro bono Legal Counsel for victims of San Diego's October 2003 wild fires (in association with the San Diego County Bar)
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • California Association of Judgment Professionals
  • Coach and Manager for many different youth sports organizations and teams


        •   University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D., 1987) 
•   San Diego State University (B.A., with honors, 1984)

Awards & Honors

            2013 Top Lawyers In California
    Outstanding Trial Lawyer 2012
            Selected Super Lawyer – Multiple Years (latest 2014)
            San Diego Consumer Attorneys Accomplishment Honoree
2013 – San Diego Magazine Outstanding Attorney   
            2011 - Top California Verdicts
            UC Davis School of Law - Law Review Editor 
            Moot Court Competition
            Dean’s Merit Scholar

1350 Columbia Street, Suite 500, San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 515-1498

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