Joseph M. Lovretovich founded JML Law to carry out his commitment to the representation of the rights of the individual. Mr. Lovretovich was first admitted to practice law in the state of California in December 1976, and in his more than 30-year legal career, he has tried numerous cases, involving almost every type of legal claim. He has greatly expanded the rights of all California citizens by winning important court cases and has secured millions of dollars in verdicts in settlements on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Lovretovich is widely regarded as one of California’s top trial lawyers. He was principal counsel on Colmenares v. Braemar Country Club, which substantially expanded the definition of disability in California; he successfully argued the case of Dee v. Vintage Petroleum, which added substantial protections for the victims of racial prejudice; and he won in O’Hare v. MBIA, which further defined the rights of employees as parties to pre- employment mandatory arbitration agreements. Mr. Lovretovich is a frequently lecturer at legal conferences, and he mentors numerous beginning attorneys throughout California.
Joseph “Joe” Lovretovich was born in Los Angeles. His father was a LAPD officer for 35 years. Joe is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Southwestern University School of Law.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Korean, Farsi, Russian
Licensed since 1976
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I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to mediate cases for Joe and his clients, and found him and his Associates to be well prepared, very professional, knowledgeable and possessing the respect of their clients.
Michelle Reinglass Mediation Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Los Angeles SuperLawyers||SuperLawyer||2011|
|President||Law Offices of Joseph M. Lovretovich APC||1997 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Co-chair of the Listserv Committee||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ventura County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|Lieberman v Wellpoint||The arbitrator found that they should have considered her for any position within the company that she was qualified for by training and experience. He awarded her $71,822.05 in damages and $212,188.82 in attorneys fees and court costs|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of Southern California||International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Nuts and Bolts Program||Intersection of Disability Law and Workers Compensation||2011|
|Annual California Employment Lawyers Seminar||Representing the Doomed Employee||2011|
|Representing Employees in Hard Times||How to Effectively Interview Employment Law Clients||2009|