Joseph M. Lovretovich

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

JML Law, A.P.L.C.
5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 818-610-8800
Fax: 818-610-3030
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Joseph M. Lovretovich is the founder of JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation. With offices in Woodland Hills, Anaheim and San Francisco, he provides representation to clients throughout California in the areas of employment law, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and workers' compensation. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Lovretovich is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Held in high regard by his colleagues, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and has a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Lovretovich's employment law practice is exclusively plaintiff-based. In that regard, he provides assistance to prospective, current and former employees in a variety of matters. His cases have included sexual harassment, wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and applicable California laws, wrongful termination and other forms of retaliation, and discrimination governed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and other federal and state statutes. The types of personal injury and wrongful death cases that Mr. Lovretovich has been involved in have arisen out of motor vehicle accidents, defective products and premises liability, and he also provides assistance to people who have been injured on the job and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employer's workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Mr. Lovretovich majored in international relations and affairs at the University of Southern California and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. His legal education came at Southwestern Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. He has secured millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients during his more than 40 years of practice.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Joseph M. Lovretovich

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, Southern California, 2007 - 2016
  • California's Top Trial Lawyer

Educational Background

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., cum laude, Major: International Relations, 1973

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequently Lecturer, Legal Conferences

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section, Member
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • California State Bar - Labor & Employment Section
  • Los Angeles Bar Association, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • State Bar of California, 1976
  • Ventura County Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California


  • Matkovich v Costco; verdict for disability discrimination and failure to accommodate disability in the sum of $405,659.98, 2017
  • O’Hare v. MBIA
  • Dee v. Vintage Petroleum
  • Colmenares v. Braemar Country Club

Industry Groups

  • California Employment Lawyers Association; Consumer Attorneys Of Los Angeles
  • National Employment Lawyers Association; Consumer Attorneys Of California
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Office Location for Joseph M. Lovretovich

5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-610-8800

Fax: 818-610-3030

Last Updated: 7/12/2021

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