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Joseph Mark Lovretovich

About me

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

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
    38 years, 600 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    5 years, 100 cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
    7 years, 300 cases



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lilit Tovmasyan

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lovretovich is a well respected expert in the industry with decades of substantive litigation experience. Mr. Lovretovich is known as an efficient and zealous advocate for each client that he represents. His reputation will carry a favorable outcome for your case.


    Lilit Tovmasyan Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michelle A. Reinglass

    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
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


21052 Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367


2100 Orangewood Avenue
Suite 150
Orange, CA, 92868



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Los Angeles SuperLawyersSuperLawyer2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Joseph M. Lovretovich APC1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationCo-chair of the Listserv Committee2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ventura County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lieberman v WellpointThe 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
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of Southern CaliforniaInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts ProgramIntersection of Disability Law and Workers Compensation2011
Annual California Employment Lawyers SeminarRepresenting the Doomed Employee2011
Representing Employees in Hard TimesHow to Effectively Interview Employment Law Clients2009