Mr. Lapuyade is a California attorney representing individuals, businesses, groups of single-family homeowners and community homeowner associations through the litigation process, trial and arbitration. His litigation practice focuses on claims for construction defects, products liability, employment and business litigation. Mr. Lapuyade attended The University of Arizona where he obtained a B.A. in History in 2001. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree at California Western School of Law in 2006.
Mr. Lapuyade served as editor of the Insurance Column for Consumer Attorneys of San Diego from 2011-2014. As editor, Mr. Lapuyade was responsible for publishing monthly articles in the Trial Bar News periodical analyzing complex insurance coverage issues. Since 2007, Mr. Lapuyade successfully recovered in excess of $20,000,000.00 in monetary awards for his clients.
Mr. Lapuyade has been named Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in 2015, 2016, and 2017. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.
Construction Defect Litigation, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, Personal Injury
All State Courts in the State of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS:
Distinguished Advocate Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy
2005 & 2006
Deans Merit Scholarship, California Western School of Law
2005 & 2006
Co-editor Insurance Column, Trail Bar News, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
2011 – Present
University of Arizona, B.A. History 2001
California Western School of Law, J.D. 2006
San Diego County Bar Association (2007 – Present)
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (2007 – Present)
American Bar Association (2007 – Present)
California Bar Association (2007 – Present)