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Javier Rivera-Carbone

Employment and labor Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Puerto Rico - PR 27 years
    California - CA 17 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PR
    Acquired 1996
    Active Attorney No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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

About Javier

Learn Javier’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Employment law litigation and workplace investigations. Unpaid wages, overtime, commissions, missed lunch or rest breaks, misclassification, independent contractors, etc. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

    27 years

  2. Sexual harassment
    Lack of employer intervention after reporting sexual harassment Inappropriate calls/texts from boss Unwanted touching Offensive language Being shown lewd videos/pictures

    27 years

  3. Discrimination
    Age (40 years or older) Sex Sexual Orientation Ethnicity Religion Disability Medical Condition

    27 years

  4. Wrongful termination
    Discrimination against a protected class Retaliation for reporting unlawful activity

    27 years

JavierRivera-Carbone is an experienced fully bilingual attorney who hasconcentrated his practice on representing management and individuals inlabor and employment law matters. Prior to establishing his own civillitigation practice, Javier was junior partner at one of the largest Hispanic owned law firms in the world and Of Counsel at one of the oldest and largest labor and employment law firms in the United States.

Javierhas over 10 years of large law firm practice on the wide-range ofemployment law and labor relations matters faced by local andinternational employers. He has an impressive record of achievingpositive results for clients in business and employment litigation. Javier is uniquely qualified to handle civil litigation. He haslitigated many discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour cases,including class action lawsuits. Javier has successfully representedclients in arbitration, mediation and litigation before federal,California and Puerto Rico courts. He has also represented clientsbefore federal and state administrative agencies. Javier has extensiveexperience in providing preventive counseling and training toemployers, as well as significant experience in traditional labor lawissues

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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professional Attorney. Highly Recommend.
I am very thankful for Mr. Javier Carbone’s services. He came highly recommended as a very knowledgeable and straight forward attorney, and I positively agree with that. When I first met with him at his office, I expected to find the typical attorney's office with a receptionist asking me to fill out paperwork, but instead he personally greeted me in the lobby in a warm and friendly manner. As we discussed my situation, he asked specific questions to collect all of the facts completely, in doing so I could tell he was an experienced attorney in this specialized area of law and also calming and reassuring while finding a practical solution to my issue. During the time we worked together he was responsive to all of my calls and e-mails and always provided the best advice and practical solutions to resolve the issues in a timely manner. Throughout the process he treated everyone with care and respect, and represented me well, helping to close the case quickly with a positive outcome. I strongly recommend him as an excellent and skillful attorney who cares about his work and finding the best solution for his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I've used Javier for 2 investigations. He is very thorough, efficient and professional.
Posted by Melanie | May 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I’ve used Javier twice and both cases turned were successful. He’s great at explaining things to me and always responding to my calls and emails promptly. Super professional and have my best interest at heart.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very Professional good lawyer
Javier is a good lawyer. Very Professional and he will help you win your case. In my experienced we were dealing with a very bad family-owned company who are very bad and doesn't follow rules. And they were good manipulating other employees and covering up paper works and Javier did not stop until they get to settled with us. It was a rough case but he was great handling it. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs his help.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr. Rivera-Carbone was recommended to me for a question I had regarding a non-disclosure agreement. He listened carefully to my concerns; he immediately grasped the risk I was worried about; and he gave knowledgeable, insightful, sound advice. He patiently answered all of my questions, and I was reassured after speaking with him. I would absolutely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
He was available when needed and provided excellent, timely advice on HR matters
Posted by Joyce | April 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney and very Professional
I spoke with Mr. Carbone regarding questions and a consultation I had for my potential employment case. I genuinely wanted to see if I even had a case to move forward with. Instead of ridiculing me, he offered me sound advice and provided guidance. I don't see that much from lawyers now a days. He even informed me that hiring an attorney wouldn't be a financially sound idea, and instead offered me options and different routes to take my case. If I ever do need to hire an attorney for employment violations, he would be the first one I'd go to.
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Posted by Brandon | April 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney solved my ex employer matter right away. He is a pure professional he doesn’t short cut any of the process and works hand and hand with you through out the whole process.
Posted by Shawn | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professional legal help
Takes the time to explain the issues. Returns calls and emails promptly. Provides sounds legal advice. Communicates and discrips the pros and cons of each action
Posted by Hugo Ramos | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great human being ready to help another human .
Professional and available to help a human being . Javier never look for his advantage for prosperity, always looking for justice.
Posted by Victoria | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vice President
I had some legal concerns regarding my former employer. I had worked with Javier about seven years ago, and, again, a couple of months ago. He was responsive, kind, and fully engaged in my concerns. He is an excellent listener and provided me with options available. He was well-informed about all of the players involved and understood the history of their legal strategies utilized in similar cases. He is a true trusted advisor in that he presented realistic strategies for various scenarios that enabled me to make a prudent decision. He is a skilked communicator and strategist. I felt understood completely. I would highly recommend Javier.
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Posted by Aaron | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
Javier represented my wife against a past employer who treats their employees like animals. We know of a number of ex-employees of that same company who tried to take them to court but were always lost confidence that they could win cause of the "show of force" the employer would fire at them. Javier stood strong, encouraged and supported my wife through the entire process and she received her much deserved settlement! GREAT JOB Javier! I would highly recommend Javier to anyone needing representation in the area of Wrongful Termination.
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Posted by Jaime | March 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very satisfied
He is an exelent lawyer. He is highly qualified and a very nice person. He helped me and explain everything every step of the process. I was very satisfied with his job in my case.
Posted by Rick | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent from the very beginning, and still!
I meet Javier in 2008 and have been working with him ever since, from a WHD case to Employment practices, and several other matters as they pop-up. He is very pleasant, knowledgeable and who's explanations, concepts and advise are, "layman-understandable". Javier is our company, and my personal go to attorney who has helped us to succeed. I never hesitate to call Javier.
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Posted by Glenn | August 8, 2011
Effective & Trustworthy
Javier helped me greatly with my case, and throughout the entire process, I felt completely at ease and confident. Javier diligently worked through the many obstacles and brought effective facts to my case. Javier's knowledge, demeanor, and support provided an immeasurable amount of Peace during our time together. I completely endorse Javier with a high degree of confidence and with no hesitation. If I require an attorney again in Javier's area of law, my first and only call will be to Javier.
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Posted by Robin | July 14, 2011
Review for Javier Rivera Carbone
I have been working with Javier on employment related matters for the past two years. In particular, he has provided excellent guidance on Puerto Rico labor isssues and clarification on Puerto Rico labor law. He is extremely responsive and makes himself available on short notice. He is not over priced and the quality of his work is excellent. I would highly recommend Javier to anyone who employs personnel in Puerto Rico. Although I have not utilized him for any labor issues in California, I would suspect he is as knowledgeable of California labor law as he is Puerto Rico law. Therefore, I would not hesitate to employ Javier's counsel for California or Federal labor issues should the need arise.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Fisher & Phillips
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney At Law
  • Rivera Carbone
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Income Partner
  • McConnell Valdes
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Puerto Rico Court of Appeals
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Dayton
  • Bachelor's of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Feliciano de la Cruz v. El Conquistador
  • Rivera v. Blanco Velez Stores
  • Santos v. Lederle Piperacilin


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Javier
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Javier is one of the most skilled, professional and well-respected attorneys in the labor and employment law community. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Javier is a great advocate for his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Javier as both a neighbor and friend for more than 6 years. He is one of the most friendly and outgoing individuals that I know. I have confidently referred his services to my own clients and close personal friends. I know him to be an experienced advocate and a tireless worker. We need more lawyers like Javier."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Javier is an experienced and zealous legal advocate that has demonstrated a creative approach in handling clients' employment law cases to achieve success. He is also dedicated member of the legal community and I endorse this lawyer."
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Irvine Employment and labor Lawyer Javier Rivera-Carbone
Javier Rivera-Carbone
Employment and labor Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 27 years
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