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Lee Paul Mankin IV

Lemon law Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.4   8 reviews

also known as Paul Mankin, Law Office of Paul Mankin, APC

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lee

Learn Lee’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Lemon law
    We represent consumers against car manufacturers who purchased "lemon" vehicles under the lemon law and sue car dealerships who have engaged in fraudulent automobile sales tactics.

    14 years, 100 cases

  2. Credit repair
    We sue banks, creditors, debt collectors, and credit bureaus for misreporting information on our clients' credit reports.

    14 years, 500 cases

  3. Debt collection
    We sue creditors, banks, and debt collectors for abusive and harassing collection tactics.

    14 years, 1,000 cases

I founded the Law Office of Paul Mankin, APC with two goals in mind: (1) to obtain the very best results possible for each of my clients; and (2) to provide each of my clients with the best individual service and attention.

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The Law Office of L. Paul Mankin IV
4655 Cass Street
Suite 410
San Diego, CA, 92109

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4.4 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Diane | January 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped me with debt collectors
Their answer about how to stop debt collectors was very helpful. Also this firm has some free recommendations on their site
Posted by LaDwan Ilegbameh | December 31, 2012
I have been working with Mr. Mankin for several weeks now on my case, and with time not on my side Mr.Mankin worked quick to get started on my case. He made me aware of the issues that may arise and his legal advise. I am very much over all pleased with Mr.Mankin and his dedication to get the best results for his clients and knowledge of my Repo situation. I trust him and and his trusted team to obtain the best possible outcome for my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2012
Very impressed
Mr. Mankin was very knowledgeable and clearly walked me through the steps. I'n very satisfied and would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2011
Very knowledgeable
I have known Paul Mankin for over 12 years, and have sought his professional services on several occasions. He is extremely competent, professional, and knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy law. All of his bankruptcy clients are in very good hands and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone considering filing for bankruptcy.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2011
Good Experince
I consulted with Paul Mankin regarding my options for bankruptcy in early June after researching a few different bankruptcy attorneys and found this office to be one of the most reasonably priced. After the consult I ultimately decided not to file because my situation didn't warrant it, but I had a good experience.....he seemed knowledgable and professional. I will go back if my situation changes.
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Posted by Sandra | April 28, 2010
Absolute best ‎‎
I met with the attorney Paul Mankin, and he explained the different options that were available to me, and helped me decide which option was most appropriate to remedy my situation. I was able to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, which allowed me to eliminate all of my debts and get a fresh start.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2012
Great Lawyer
Bankruptcy is such a hard thing to face on your own. But, I felt never alone when I was working with Mr. Mankin. Him and his staff were very supportive and I never felt judged by them. They gave me the relief I needed.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2015
Find someone else
I used Paul once before for a small job. To get any information on my case I had to call his personal number on a holiday. I got no statement of any kind for billing hours, and my settlement was paid to me with a money order. I thought I would give him one more try and sent him all the info needed for another case. Never even got a reply this time. Like me, he's so successful he doesn't even need client!
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Law Office of L.Paul Mankin
  • 2009 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Majlessi and Associates
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Extern
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Central District Of California
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Whittier Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Santa Clara University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sayan Aboudi v. TMobile
  • Approved Settlement


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
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  • Book
  • California Repossession Guide
  • 2016
  • 7 Deadly Mistakes That Will Wreck Your Car Crash Case
  • 7 Deadly Mistakes That Will Wreck Your Car Crash Case
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Endorse Lee
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"Paul has extensive knowledge over matters regarding debt collection defense, harassment, bankruptcy, personal injury, and lemon law violations and he continually works diligently to obtain his clients the relief they desire as quickly and thoroughly as possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Mankin is a hardworking and clever attorney. Anyone who is seeking help addressing a possible bankruptcy would do well to speak with him."
Debt collection Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is incredibly knowledgeable about consumer protection issues. He knows these laws inside and out, and is committed to attaining the best possible results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Lee Mankin and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a fantastic Personal Injury lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With a quickly developing reputation for excellent legal work and the praise from clients and attorneys alike, one look at his website info and his answers to questions at and you can see what I do - Paul knows the law and cares about helping people understand it too. If you have a bankruptcy or debt question and his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have closely worked with Paul Mankin in litigating personal injury cases. Paul's desire to aggressively litigate these cases and promptly redress the physical and emotional injuries suffered by our clients is a rarity. He has a good work ethic and finds a way to represent clients with procedurally and factually challenging cases. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul and his staff are very professional. They always treat my referrals with the highest degree of care and their results are second to none."
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