Justin F. Marquez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Wilshire Law Firm
 | 3055 Wilshire Boulevard, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213-381-9988
Fax: 213-381-9989
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Consumer Law (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Justin F. Marquez is a dedicated advocate for consumers and employees in class action litigation, whistleblower actions, employee harassment and discrimination, and wrongful termination cases. Mr. Marquez specializes in high-stakes class action litigation, routinely representing clients in complex legal matters in California state courts and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

His strategic, client-first approach to his work has earned Mr. Marquez the praise and recognition of his peers. He was selected as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2017 to 2019, and in 2016 and 2017 he was selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40. Passionate about protecting the public from greedy businesses, Mr. Marquez’s carries a 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo for his work on cases related to employment, wrongful termination, consumer protection, and privacy law.

Notable Settlements/Cases

  • ABM Industries Overtime Cases, 19 Cal.App.5th 277 (2017) was a wage and hour class action for over 40,000 class members. Mr. Marquez penned the class certification and expert briefs for the case, which focused on off-the-clock, meal period, split shift, and reimbursement claims.
  • In Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC, 795 F.3d 1057 (9th Cir. 2015), Mr. Marquez won an important decision under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), which held that non-class claims cannot be used to determine CAFA’s “amount in controversy” requirement. Mr. Marquez’s winning argument can be viewed on YouTube , and his work on this case has been cited by leading publications such as Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice and Procedure and Newberg on Class Actions.
  • Mr. Marquez recovered over $10 million dollars in lost wages on behalf of workers in 2018, including a $2.5 million settlement in Brulee v. DAL Global Services, LLC, 2018 WL 6616659 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 13, 2018)
  • As part of a consumer class action team, Mr. Marquez recovered millions of dollars for defrauded real estate investors and consumers with fraudulent residential mortgages.
  • Mr. Marquez has false claims (qui tam) litigation experience, having represented a whistleblower who reported the bribing of public employees by their former employer.

Mr. Marquez was admitted to the California Bar in 2009, and he is also admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California.  He received his law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 2008, and his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2004 (magna cum laudePhi Beta Kappa, and College Honors).  As an undergraduate, Mr. Marquez received a scholarship to study abroad at Tokyo University’s AIKOM Program from 2001-2002.

 
Practice Areas
  • 70%Class Action/Mass Torts
  • 10%Employment & Labor
  • 10%Consumer Law
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

Class Actions, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Labor Law, Consumer Protection, Fraud, Identity Theft, Appeals

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About Justin Marquez

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: https://wilshirelawfirm.com/attorneys/justin-marquez/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Advocates, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $2.35 million dollar class action settlement for truck drivers alleging CA Labor Code violations., 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC, et al., 795 F.3d 1057 (9th Cir. 2015). The Ninth Circuit ruled in Mr. Marquez's favor and held that non-class claims cannot be used to calculate CAFA's amount in controversy. Mr. Marquez took the lead in drafting the briefs, and he argued the case. Here's a link to Mr. Marquez's winning argument: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zd--cYm3yU, 2015

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Educational Background:

  • UCLA, BA in History and Japanese, magna cum laude College Honors, and Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

Industry Groups

  • Appellate Law
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Law
  • False Claims Act
  • Labor & Employment
  • Privacy Law
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Office Location for Justin F. Marquez

3055 Wilshire Boulevard
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: 213-381-9988

Fax: 213-381-9989

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Last Updated: 1/29/2020

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