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Jay F. Stocker Esq.
Irvine, California
phone (949) 622-5575
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In May 2001, Jay F. Stocker and Michael J. Lancaster formed Stocker & Lancaster, LLP, to continue and expand their diversified litigation and transactional practice. Mr. Stocker continues his focus primarily in providing excellent personal representation in the fields of business, construction, and real property.

Mr. Stocker has actively and vigorously represented the interests of businesses in many different sectors and on a variety of legal issues. Mr. Stocker's practice has continued to represent the interests of construction developers, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects, engineers, and sureties, involving issues concerning real estate development, construction, construction defect, and contract formation and disputes. Mr. Stocker has also been active in litigating disputes involving most aspects of business, including labor disputes, claims of discrimination and harassment, FEHA and other statutory and regulatory violations, and trade secret and unfair competition. Mr. Stocker has also engaged in transactional and litigation work in the real estate industry (both commercial and residential). Other areas of Mr. Stocker's practice include representing clients both as plaintiffs and defendants in major tort litigation including personal injury and insurance litigation. Mr. Stocker also continues to provide personal representation in counseling businesses (sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies) involving all aspects from formation, ongoing compliance issues, genera) counseling, and dispute resolution. Mr. Stocker has represented hundreds of clients successfully through the conclusion of their disputes, including jury and bench trials, binding arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as mediations and formal settlement conferences.

Prior to forming Stocker & Lancaster, LLP: In December 1997, Mr. Stocker formed the Law Offices of Jay F. Stocker (incorporated in February 2000 as a professional corporation), concentrating in the same areas of practice that Mr. Stocker has continued into his current practice. From June 1994 through November 1997, Mr. Stocker affiliated with Cummins & White, LLP in an of counsel relationship. Mr. Stocker continued to expand his practice, integrating with the Cummins & White firm. From June 1991 through May 1994, Mr. Stocker affiliated with Haight, Brown & Bonesteel in an of counsel relationship. From the time he was admitted to practice in 1987 through June 1991, Mr. Stocker affiliated with the law firm Voss & George.

Year Joined Organization:
Areas of Practice:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Construction Law
Employment Law -- Employee
Employment Law -- Employer
Insurance Law
Labor Law
Litigation & Appeals
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Real Estate Law
Sexual Harassment
Bar Admissions:
California, 1987
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California, 1987
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 1987
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law - Individual Rights
Honors: President, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1984
Major:  Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

Los Angels Bar Association

Orange County Building Industry Association

Past Employment Positions:
Law Offices of Jay F. Stocker, Sole Practitioner, 1997

Cummins & White, LLP, Of Counsel, 1994 - 1997

Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, Of Counsel, 1991 - 1994

Voss & George, 1987 - 1991

Orange County · Los Angeles County · Riverside County
San Bernardino County · San Diego County

Stocker & Lancaster, LLP
19200 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 622-5575
(949) 622-5562 Fax
(949) 622-5576 Fax

Stocker & Lancaster LLP, in Irvine, California, represents clients in Business and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Corporate General Counsel and Employment Law, and Personal Injury Law throughout Southern California including communities such as Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Orange, Costa Mesa, Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, San Clemente, Dana Point and San Diego.