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Jeffrey Francis LaFave

Jeffrey Francis LaFave

LaFave & Rice
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Business Law, Consumer Law ...
  • California
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Jeff LaFave has gained an outstanding reputation for his expertise as a plaintiff’s trial attorney. Mr. LaFave has an impressive 19-year track record representing injured families, homeowners, renters, workers and children. For almost two decades, he has specialized in environmental litigation, including representing adults and children made sick by poor indoor air quality in their homes, workplaces and schools. Mr. LaFave has pioneered indoor air quality litigation since helping to successfully resolve the first known mold exposure lawsuit brought in 1992. He has represented hundreds of injured people in poor indoor air quality, sick building, water damage and toxic exposure cases. He has never lost any case, recovering tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his injured clients. LaFave’s expertise is acknowledged by other members of the bar who frequently hire him as a consultant and as co-counsel to help them with their cases.

Mr. LaFave is not just a litigator, but an experienced trial lawyer with an undefeated record in court. In 2006, Mr. LaFave received the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award for his highly publicized trial victory in a mold exposure case resulting in more than a million dollar award for his clients. He is one of the few plaintiff’s attorneys in the indoor air quality/mold exposure field with a proven track record of winning jury trials. An important foundation of his success was built while interning as a Deputy District Attorney with the San Diego County D.A.’s office in 1998 when he was undefeated in a variety of criminal trials. LaFave has also been involved in multiple landmark settlements, including some of the largest monetary victories in mold and indoor air quality cases in California and the United States.

Practice Areas
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Environmental Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Univ of Redlands
Undergraduate Degree
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Univ of San Diego School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 151974
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Lafave & Rice
Contact & Map
LaFave Law Group
655 W. Broadway #1700
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 727-6474
Fax: (619) 233-5089