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The Founder

Attorney Jeffrey P. Lendrum – Founder

AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System*

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Jeffrey P. Lendrum, the founder of the firm, has devoted the past 33 years representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of class and private attorney general lawsuits involving claims of investment loss recovery, financial fraud, financial advisor malpractice, loan fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud, investment fraud, stockbroker malpractice, insurance agent malpractice, wage theft, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, commission disputes and real estate fraud.


Throughout his 33 year career, Mr. Lendrum has carefully charted a career that would hone his skills to develop particular expertise in sophisticated financial fraud litigation and trial practice to better serve his clients.

Before founding Lendrum Law Firm, APC in 2000, Mr. Lendrum worked for a United States District Court Judge, served as a trial attorney for the San Diego District Attorneys’ Office, and was an equity partner with the San Diego office of Post Kirby Noonan & Sweat LLP where he was principally involved in the firm’s securities litigation and class action practice.

Mr. Lendrum also recognized that in order to obtain the best results possible for his clients, he had to be able to “walk in the shoes” of his opposing attorneys. To gain this invaluable insight, he spent years defending numerous securities broker-dealers and billion-dollar companies. Mr. Lendrum’s services have been sought out by national product manufacturers and more than a dozen tobacco manufacturers in more than 60 class, private attorney general and individual actions filed throughout central and southern California.

By having extensive experience on “both sides of the table”, Mr. Lendrum is uniquely positioned to navigate the complexities of litigation and to obtain the best possible results for his clients.


The importance of your attorneys’ reputation is critical to the success of a client’s matter. For each of the past 21 years, Martindale-Hubbell rating service has awarded Mr. Lendrum the distinguished AV Preeminent rating. This peer-review rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney and is awarded annually based on confidential reviews by judges and attorneys and is reserved for those select attorneys demonstrating pre-eminent legal abilities and the highest ethical standards of practice.

Mr. Lendrum has also received the following recognitions by San Diego Magazine based on ethical standards and professional excellence:

• Southern California Top Rated Lawyers – Litigation (2014-2022) – (Los Angeles Times)
• Top Lawyers In San Diego – Litigation (2013-2022) (San Diego Magazine)
• Lead Counsel Rated – Securities (2014) – (Lead Counsel)

Mr. Lendrum has been selected as a Preferred Recommended Securities Litigation Attorney by the author of How To Recover Stock Market Losses. This designation is reserved for attorneys selected as “the best and most highly qualified in the industry.”

Mr. Lendrum is also one of a select group of attorneys who have successfully challenged an NASD (now FINRA) arbitration award in federal court. In 2006, Mr. Lendrum obtained a finding by a United States District Court Judge that an NASD arbitration panel committed “manifest disregard of the law” by not awarding Mr. Lendrum’s clients the full extent of their investment losses. This historical decision received national recognition and was the subject of multiple articles in the New York Times.

Mr. Lendrum’s cases have frequently been the subject of feature stories by The New York Times, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Daily Transcript, Fox News and KUSI News.

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Mr. Lendrum has been selected to serve on the Securities and Financial Fraud Panel by the San Diego County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Services.

Mr. Lendrum is also a California-licensed real estate broker and has been active in a number of legal organizations, including the Consumer Attorneys Of San Diego, California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Inns Of Court, and the American Bar Association where he has been a member of the sections on Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Products Litigation, and Class and Derivative Litigation.

In addition to his involvement in the legal community, Mr. Lendrum has been actively involved in San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship and held several executive offices.

To learn more about attorney Lendrum’s professional history, visit his profile. To schedule an initial consultation, contact the firm online or call 619-573-6903 (toll free: 888-809-7832) for an appointment.

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Billing is by hourly arrangement or by contingency fee, when appropriate. The firm schedules client meetings on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m., and on evenings and weekends by appointment when necessary.

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level Of Professional Excellence | 2019
Avvo Rating | 9.6 Excellent | Featured Attorney Investment Fraud
Avvo Rating | Superb | Top Attorney Investment Fraud
BBB | Accredited Business | A+
LC | Lead Counsel Rated
Martindale-Hubbell | Jeffrey P. Lendrum | Highest Possible Peer Review Rating In Legal Ability & Ethical Standards