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Jehan N. Jayakumar

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Carlson & Jayakumar LLP
2424 Southeast Bristol Street, Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-222-2008
Fax: 949-222-2012
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed in California Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Even a seemingly small employment matter could derail a company’s future. Jehan N. Jayakumar, a founding partner at Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, knows how important it is to plan for immediate and long-term consequences of any employment law case. He advocates for businesses in cities throughout Orange County, California, using precision and a strict attention to detail.

Mr. Jayakumar’s career has been focused on labor and employment cases. He has spent more than a decade advising businesses on issues ranging from contractual disputes to discrimination claims to representing companies before administrative agencies. Former clients note his professionalism and commitment to quality legal counsel.

Bringing a deep understanding of state and federal laws to his practice, Mr. Jayakumar successfully navigates settlement discussions and courtroom proceedings. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California as well as all state courts.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Jayakumar serves as counsel to the California Chiropractic Association, the National Chiropractic Council, and American Acupuncture Council and U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group. He is a member of the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys, the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, and the Orange County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

For his outstanding work, Mr. Jayakumar holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.

In 1999, Mr. Jayakumar received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Irvine. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 2002 from the University of California, Davis, School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


5 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013

About Jehan N. Jayakumar

First Admitted: 2003, California

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Educational Background

  • University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • South Asian Bar Association, Southern California, Orange County, Co-Chair
  • California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest Lecturer, Employment Law and Healthcare issues, H.J. Ross Company, Inc.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • U.S. Healthworks
  • National Chiropractic Council


  • “Mr. Jayakumar is a very sharp young attorney who has established himself as a leader in the field of employment defense. He's not only academically gifted, but he's also street-smart. Some people are good at fixing problems - he's good at making sure problems never arise in the first place. I refer all my employment defense cases to him and he always deliver excellent service and results.”
  • “I know when I refer clients to Mr. Jayakumar all their concerns will be handled with exceptional knowledge and great care.”
  • “Jehan is one of the best employment lawyers in Orange County. I never hesitate to send him a big case, or call with a difficult question. He is outstanding!”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Jehan N. Jayakumar

2424 Southeast Bristol Street
Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-222-2008

Fax: 949-222-2012

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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