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We're Problem Solvers

We want what you want – the best possible result at a reasonable cost. Sometimes that means negotiating a deal on your behalf without filing a lawsuit. Other times that means aggressive litigation through trial. Our years spent representing plaintiffs and defendants give us a unique advantage, allowing us to anticipate and prepare for various arguments presented by opposing counsel.

​“I was blindsided by a business lawsuit filed against me and others by a former business colleague. John and the Landay Roberts LLP team stepped up to defend me, quickly had the entire case against me dismissed and, the icing on the cake, recovered attorneys’ fees for me as the prevailing party. It was a homerun and I couldn’t be happier with the representation.” Mike P.

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We're Not Just Lawyers,
We're Problem Solvers

Business disputes are unfortunately expected in today's world. If not managed correctly, a dispute can lead to litigation that takes on a life of its own, sapping time and resources while casting a long shadow over the future. To avoid lasting damage, you need proven advocates to protect your legal and financial interests.

Our attorneys at Landay Roberts LLP in San Diego have the big-firm pedigree your company needs, without the high costs. Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, our attorneys will leverage their years handling multimillion-dollar business litigation to your advantage.

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Extensive Litigation Background

Our litigators are available to handle any business or commercial litigation matter, in state or federal court, including:

A Singular Focus On Your Legal Needs

By working with a boutique law firm, you get swift attention at a reasonable cost. A one-on-one attorney-client relationship allows us to capture the nuances in your dispute so that we can fight aggressively on your behalf in business and commercial litigation.

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Landay Roberts LLP has answers. Leave us a message or call to request a consultation:

(619) 230-5712 

Meet Our Principal Attorneys

John K. Landay

John K. Landay

Admitted to practice before all of California's U.S. District courts, business litigation attorney John Landay is regularly selected as a California Super Lawyer, a distinction anchored in a peer-review selection process. He began practicing in 2007 and spent six years at a nationally recognized San Diego law firm. He has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals in state and federal courts and private arbitrations. He is adept at solving intricate legal issues as well as anticipating and identifying potential issues in business operations and transactions.

Malcolm B. Roberts

Malcolm B. Roberts

Business litigation attorney Malcolm B. Roberts is another Super Lawyer on the team at our San Diego law firm, picking up this peer-reviewed honor in 2020, 2021, and 2022. The San Diego Business Journal selected him for Best of the Bar accolades in both 2016 and 2017. Before establishing the Landay Roberts law firm, he worked for several prestigious San Diego law firms on complex legal matters. In practice since 2006, his litigation background includes work on product liability, insurance coverage, and real estate-related disputes in California and federal district courts.

Meet Our Counsel

Charles T. Hoge

Charles T. Hoge

Charlie takes pride in achieving practical, creative and cost-effective solutions for his clients while getting to know them and their businesses well. He has long-standing relationships with many clients, and is remembered for helping them understand and navigate the challenges of the litigation process. Charlie has many years of business experience managing his former firm and from being a member of Vistage for four years, an organization of Chief Executive Officers who share insights into managing businesses.
Waddy Stephenson

Waddy Stephenson

Mr. Stephenson served for three years as the Vice President of Operations and Corporate Counsel for a small engineering company in San Diego. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing many of the company’s operational functions such as human resources, contracts (including Federal contracting and subcontracting) and export compliance. Mr. Stephenson has served on the boards of directors of both small private and small public companies and, at times, has served as the corporate secretary of such companies.

Tom Tomlinson

Tom Tomlinson

After more than 30 years running the law firm of Legler & Tomlinson, Tom joined Landay Roberts LLP in August 2020.  Tom brings over 46 years of legal experience having practiced law in San Diego County since 1974. He has been engaged in both transactional work and litigation during that time. He has litigated in both Federal and the State courts including trials and arbitrations. Importantly, while he is well versed in various fields of litigation and transactional law, Tom's practice has always emphasized the area of real estate law.

Get Our Honest Opinion 

We'll always give you our honest opinion. We'll layout in plain terms what we think we can do for you in a business dispute. We'll go over how much it might cost and the benefits you can expect. 

Do you have a legal question? We have answers.

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Proven Results

$2.3 Million Settlement

Our attorneys assisted in the representation of multiple elderly plaintiffs defrauded in a Ponzi scheme. The case, which included a four-month jury trial, resulted in a more than $2.3 million jury award for the senior citizens. 

Successful Defense

Our San Diego law firm successfully defended clients in a case in which almost $1 million hung in the balance. The case involved private equity investments with a securities brokerage firm, and the plaintiffs were demanding a six-figure settlement. Our attorneys won all of their pre-trial motions, which led to a nominal settlement and got the lawsuit dismissed.

Thousands Won for Students

In a class-action lawsuit, our San Diego law firm won hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution for more than 2,000 California paramedic students in a case against the National College of Technical Instruction (NCTI). 

"Mr. Landay assisted my dad and I with a case a couple years ago and we have not forgotten about this man. He was very thorough, direct, and helpful throughout the entire process. My dad doesn’t tend to trust many attorneys, but ended up trusting Mr. Landay due to the professionalism we experienced from him." Melvin

Featured Litigation Services

Contract Lawyer

Contract disputes sap time and money from business operations, draining resources better devoted to building your brand. The proven litigators at our San Diego law firm provide both plaintiffs and defendants with effective and vigorous representation. If you're struggling with breach of contract disputes, incomplete agreements, shareholder disputes, purchase and sale agreements, or other types of disputes involving business litigation, our lawyers will use their insight from large law firms to resolve the issue.

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Employment Lawyer

California employment laws are often unique and frequently changing. Our attorneys understand the finer points of labor and employment issues and are well-positioned to help employees and employers create the balance needed in the workplace. Our lawyers have represented numerous plaintiffs in employment-related cases against large companies. They are also skilled in helping small businesses protect themselves by proactively reviewing company policies and documents to minimize their legal exposure.

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We'll Do What's Best for You

We work efficiently and effectively. When prudent, we will seek to settle your case in a manner that benefits your ultimate goal. But when necessary, we are prepared to go to trial.

Do you have a legal issue? We have solutions.

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Landay Roberts LLP

At our core, we are problem solvers who are also lawyers. It's a pairing that allows us to bring the best results possible for plaintiffs and defendants in need of solutions. Our business litigation attorneys are admitted to practice before all the U.S. District Courts in California as well as state courts. Their honors and affiliations include:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • San Diego County Bar Association 
  • California Super Lawyers, 2020-2022
  • San Diego Business Journal - Best of the Bar, 2016-2017

As a boutique business litigation firm, we offer personalized service that is unmatched by larger firms. Request a consultation by contacting us or calling (619) 230-5712.

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