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Jose A. Mendoza   serves as Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Klinedinst PC. Mr. Mendoza has over 18 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions and litigation. His practice includes representing clients in construction defects, professional liability defense, wrongful foreclosures, purchase and sale agreements, business transactions, and commission disputes.


Mr. Mendoza has built his practice around providing efficient legal representation to his clients. He is experienced in all phases of litigation, including law and motion and discovery, mediation, arbitration, and trial work. Mr. Mendoza also counsels clients on effective risk management, and provides training seminars to real estate agents and brokers on avoiding litigation.


Prior to joining Klinedinst, Mr. Mendoza served as in-house Litigation Counsel for Coldwell Banker, one of the nation's oldest and largest real estate brokerages. His extensive work in the brokerage's Los Angeles office involved managing and defending cases made against real estate brokers across Southern California. Internally, he also developed and conducted a training program for use with the firm's licensed agents.


Mr. Mendoza received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1996. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. While an undergraduate, Mr. Mendoza was a member of the Dean's List and the Gold Key National Honor Society.


Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    5 years
  3. Business: 15%
    5 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 5%



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Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Max M Alavi

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Max Alavi Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jennifer Salaguban Vicente

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jose is a knowledgeable in real estate matters and a hardworker.


    Jennifer Vicente Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Klinedinst PC

777 S Figueroa
Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA, 90017



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rated PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012
Certificate of Recognition - Real Property Sales and BrokerageCalifornia State Assembly2009
Dean's ListUniversity of California at Los Angeles1990
Dean's ListUniversity of California at Los Angeles1989
Dean's ListUniversity of California at Los Angeles1988
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
CounselKlinedinst PC2009 - Present
Litigation CounselColdwell Banker2001 - 2009
AssociateLoeterman, Shulkin & Kraemer1996 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Association of RealtorsLegal Affairs Forum - Member2011 - Present
Rosewood Revitilization GroupChair2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaExecutive Committee Advisor - Real Property2010 - Present
Hathaway Hills Homeowners' AssociationBoard of Director2007 - Present
Pilipino Alumni Association of UCLA,Member2004 - Present
Pilipino American World War II Veteran Legal Aid ForumN/A2001 - 2002
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
UCLA Samahang Pilipino Student AssociationMentor to Pre-Law StudentsN/A
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro TemN/AN/A
Pilipino American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property SectionMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kangarlou v. Progressive, et al.N/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
CEB's California Real Property Sales Transactions, Fourth EditionFebruary 2014-2015 Update2015
California Mortgage Finance NewsHBOR's Grip on Dual Tracking is Surfacing2015
Westlaw News & Insight : California Litigation (Thomson Reuters)Can a party take a deposition of an adverse expert prior to the exchange of expert witness information pursuant to CCP 2034.210?2011
California Foreclosure: What You Need To Know Now"California Foreclosure Intervention: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,"2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Univ of California at Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Rutter GroupHomeowner Bill of Rights (Revisited)2014
The Rutter GroupHomeowner Bill of Rights: Relief or Rhetoric?2012
The Rutter GroupSurvival Skills in an 'Upside Down' Real Estate Market2012
State Bar Annual MeetingC.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement - Traps for the Unwary2012
State Bar Annual MeetingPleading My First Real Property Lawsuit2011
The Rutter Group"Survival Skills in an 'Upside Down' Real Estate Market,"2009
Real Property ConferenceReal Estate Sales & Brokerage Subsection2009
Fast Start ProgramReal Estate Agent Training2008
Fast Start ProgramReal Estate Agent Training2007
Fast Start ProgramReal Estate Agent Training2006
LA Bar Real Estate SeminarDisclosure Law in Residential Real Estate2005
Fast Start ProgramReal Estate Agent Training2005
"Disclosure Law in Residential Real Estate""Disclosure Law in Residential Real Estate"2005