Joseph Kaufman is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on consumer warranty and lemon law matters. Mr. Kaufman spent most of his career defending car, motorcycle and trucking companies in breach of warranty matters. He launched Lemon Law Aid with the goal of providing consumers with the same level of representation as the car companies. His philosophy is to treat each case as a potential trial candidate, and he believes the best way to handle a lemon law claim is through preparedness and organization. Armed with a vast knowledge of California and federal lemon law statutes, Mr. Kaufman has recovered millions of dollars for California consumers.

Mr. Kaufman began his career with a national products liability defense firm that focused on the defense and representation of automobile companies. After a few years, Mr. Kaufman moved to the Los Angeles office of a preeminent international law firm, where he was elevated to partner in 2012. Mr. Kaufman regularly spoke at seminars and gave presentation to the automotive, trucking and motorcycle industries on the proper handling of lemon law claims. He launched Lemon Law Aid as a consumer protection firm in 2016 when he realized he could do more good and better benefit consumers by directly representing them.

Mr. Kaufman has handled thousands of lemon law cases, has been involved in dozens of jury trials and arbitrations, and has participated in the mediations of hundreds of matters. While a fast resolution of your lemon law claim is always the goal, if trial is needed Mr. Kaufman has the skill set and knowledge needed to effectively represent consumers at every stage of a lemon law claim.

Super Lawyers Rising Star Top Pasadena Attorney 2017
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Automobile Lemon Law →
Motorcycle Lemon Law →
RV Lemon Law →
Boat Lemon Law →
Consumer Goods →
Dealer Fraud →


Tel: 626-219-1648



  • Washington and Lee University, J.D.
  • Institute on International and Comparative Law in Paris, France
  • Caseworker with the Black Lung Clinic

Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa


  • Named as a Rising Star in Southern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)


  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • International Association of Lemon Law Administrators


  • Presenter, “The Statute of Limitations and Older Vehicles: Defending Against the Latest Trend in Lemon Law Litigation,” 2014 LLDCA Lemon Law Seminar.
  • Author, “Mediation – Past is Prologue,” DRI Today, 2014.
  • Presenter, “Mediation 101: I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now,” DRI’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Webcast, 2013.
  • Co-author, “What China’s Lemon Law Will Mean For Manufacturers,” Law360, 2013.
  • Presenter, “Common Offset Issues in Buy Back or Replacement Transactions,” 2013 LLDCA Lemon Law Seminar.
  • Presenter, “Pre-Litigation Management of Customer Claims,” 2012 LLDCA Lemon Law Seminar.
  • Presenter, “Dealer Training – Avoiding the Bus,” 2011 LLDCA Lemon Law Seminar.
  • Presenter, “Improving the Dealer’s Role,” 2010 LLDCA Lemon Law Seminar.
  • Co-author, “Hybrid Suits Run Out of Gas,” San Francisco Daily Journal, 2009.