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Jean-Paul Le Clercq

Employment and labor Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
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About Jean-Paul

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Jean-Paul is a Senior Associate at Makarem & Associates who joined the firm in 2007. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2006 and was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient. Jean-Paul received the Witkin award for excellence in Torts, was an Associate Editor on the Pepperdine Law Review journal, and is a member of the Order of the Coif.

Since joining the firm, Jean-Paul has been the primary attorney in an increasingly diverse practice, including contract disputes, legal malpractice, pharmaceutical product liability, personal injury, and consumer protection and wage and hour class actions.

Most recently, Jean-Paul’s practice has focused on employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment. His performance in this area of law, including work as trial first chair in 2011, earned him recognition from his peers as a “SuperLawyer” Rising Star and a selection as one of The Recorder’s top 50 “Fast Track” lawyers, both in 2012. Jean Paul has been selected as a Rising Star each year from 2012 through 2015.

Jean-Paul graduated from the University of California at San Diego in 2003 with a major in Political Science/Public Law, and a Minor in Management Science.


Jean-Paul was born and raised in Malibu, CA. Prior to joining Makarem & Associates, Jean-Paul worked as a clerk for the Honorable Haley J. Fromholz at the Los Angeles Superior Court and was a summer Associate at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, LLP in San Diego. Prior to entering law school, Jean-Paul clerked at Senator Barbara Boxer’s Los Angeles office, and was a Men’s and Women’s Varsity Water-Polo coach at Malibu High School.


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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very pleased
back in june of 2013, i was terminated for allegdedly failing a drug test, by a company that i had worked for for some 10 yrs. i was referred to makarem and assoc. by one of the top law firms in ca. the handling attorney for makarem, was jean-paul le clercq, (aka - J.P.! ) the courtesy jp first showed by answering my numerous phone calls with a good explanation of what was happening started this whole process on a very positive note! (than, it gets better). the time and way he prepared me for the my depo was huge... jp's / makarem's continued assurance that they believed in my's decision's on the expert witnesses, all played key parts in the success we had! my family and i are completely satisfied with the way jp handled my case. (he worked on my case for over two and a half years, with zero complaints). i would absolutely hire and recommend, jp/makarem and assoc if i ever needed to!
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Posted by Denise | April 15, 2016
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Absolutely Amazing Lawyer
My husband and I switched from a big name attorney at a Los Angeles law firm to Jean-Paul LeClercq after my brother in law recommended him. We cannot thank JP enough for his kindness, patience, and professionalism. His level of service far exceeded our previous attorney who's rate was unethically high. Mr. LeClercq on the other hand vigorously fought for our case at a decent rate. We are so pleased.
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Posted by Gerardo | April 15, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Diligent Top-Notch Employment Attorney
I had the pleasure of working with Jean-Paul Le Clercq recently and recommend him to anyone seeking a diligent top-notch employment attorney. When I consulted with JP and throughout my case, he showcased his knowledge and dedication to the field of law. He is a trustworthy lawyer and a rare find.
Posted by Krystal | April 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Ace Attorney
I am glad to say that Jean-Paul LeClercq has my full confidence and trust. He is a knowledgeable and creative attorney who can take a difficult case and illustrate the nuances perfectly. When I have a legal matter I always call JP, he's the man!
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, good person!
JP is a very caring and supportive attorney and a good human being. His gut feel on the issues is excellent and he puts together a great presentation which covers all the bases effectively. He and Ron took my case when others would not and we prevailed in the end with a decent settlement because of their persistence and creativity.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2016
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Great lawyer
JP took care of my injury case against a security and event company. he was aggressive going after the other side and had no problems with the other attorney who was a total jerk! He told me about everything going on and got me a great result. If I had another case i'd use him.
Posted by Jesse Moreno | December 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible lawyer
Jean Paul LeClercq is an incredible lawyer who is forthright and intelligent, he's ready to fight for you and won't give up. My previous employer thought he could get away with unjustly firing me from my job. JP was willing and prepared to go and bat for me but it was because of JP that I got the compensation for the damages that were done to me and my family. I thank him over and over for being tough and not holding back. He is always on top of things and never left me in the dark about my case, if you are seeking representation, you don't need to look any further, he's IT! Jesse
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Posted by Nalin | October 13, 2015
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A dashing attorney on the rise..
I had the pleasure of meeting the best attorney in los angeles Back in sept 2010. I was turned away by a few firms and it was my first time persuing a claim, I didn't know what I was doing. I went to makarem and associates and was introduced to jean-paul leclercq. When I met jean-paul, I was down, desperate and was in a financial bind. I needed help opening a claim against my former employer for sexual harassment. Jean was very professional. he is very conversant in dealing with people of a facetious nature. He is very mindful toward his clients needs. He never left me out when it came to anything, always included me in my case status and information. He worked very long hours on paperwork, depositions and always kept me updated. I felt very comfortable knowing he was handling my case. Any time I called or emailed him, he retuned my messages that same day. Whilst it took some time for my case to cease, jean-paul always gave me the comfort of knowing my case was top priority and made me feel like a valued client. After a long litigation, long hours of paperwork and hours of depositions, the case was a triump in my favor. I was very pleased with how he conducted himself as an attorney. I was overjoyed with the award given to me. He's restored my faith on the legal system and I am happy I chose him to handle my case. I am proud to say he is an attorney walking the path of a rising star. Highly recommended attorney, best you'll find in Los angeles.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Summer Associate
  • Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, LLP
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2004 - 2004


  • Pepperdine Univ SOL
  • law
  • 2006
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • undergraduate
  • 2002


  • Westside Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track
  • The Recorder
  • 2012
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  • Pepperdine Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2006

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Class action Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"JP was extremely professional and I would recommend working with him on future matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"JP is a fighter. And, most importantly, he is a straight-shooter."
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Los Angeles Employment and labor Lawyer Jean-Paul Le Clercq
Jean-Paul Le Clercq
Employment and labor Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 17 years