US News & World Announce Best Law Firms Rankings

CHPL LLP Named Tier 1 Law Firm

The US News & World Report announced San Diego’s Best Law Firms Rankings for 2020.  For the sixth year in a row, CHPL was ranked Tier 1 in Litigation.  To learn more about the US News & World Report, please follow this link. CONGRATULATIONS to CHPL for Litigation Done Better for their clients.

Partner Bill Caldarelli Obtains Summary Adjudication For Client In Breach of Contract Matter

Motion For Summary Adjudication Granted In Its Entirety

Partner Bill Caldarelli successfully obtained summary adjudication invalidating numerous anti-competitive contractual provisions under California Business & Professions Code section 16600.  CHPL represented Salvatore Mendoza in an action brought by Mr. Mendoza’s former employer in which ProTec alleged that Mr. Mendoza was violating certain non-solicitation and non-competition provisions in his employment agreement with his former employer.  Mr. Caldarelli filed a motion challenging the enforceability and validity of the clauses under Business & Professions Code section 16600.  The motion also challenged the enforceability of a No-Hire clause in Mr. Mendoza’s former employer’s customer contracts which purported to prohibit the company’s customers from doing business with its former employees, such as Mr. Mendoza.  The motion was granted in its entirety, with each of the challenged non-competition, non-solicitation, and no-hire provisions found to be in violation of California law and unenforceable.


Marisa Janine-Page Named Woman of the Year Finalist

Partner Marisa Janine-Page Selected As Finalist For San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS to partner Marisa Janine-Page for being an Industry Leader finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year.  Everyone at the firm is so appreciative of your hard work and dedication to clients, colleagues, and the community. We are so proud of you!

US News & World Announce 2020 Best Lawyer’s in America

Lee Hejmanowski and Jack Leer Named Best Lawyer’s in America 

CONGRATULATIONS to Lee Hejmanowski and Jack Leer for being selected The Best Lawyer’s in America for 2020.  Mr. Hejmanowski was honored for his work in Family Law for the 3rd year in a row and Mr. Leer for Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation for the 8th year in a row.   Lee and Jack and the whole CHPL team offer their clients Litigation Done Better.  Well done Lee and Jack!

San Diego Magazine Recognizes Bill Caldarelli, Lee Hejmanowski and Marisa Janine-Page as San Diego Top Lawyers

CHPL Attorneys Named 2019 Top Lawyers in San Diego

San Diego Magazine awards “2019 Top Lawyers in San Diego” status to attorneys through peer review ratings for local lawyers that achieve the highest standard of legal advocacy. This year, Bill Caldarelli, Lee Hejmanowski and Marisa Janine-Page were all selected within their practice focus. Mr. Caldarelli was honored for Litigation, Mr. Hejmanowski for Real Estate Litigation, and Mrs. Janine-Page for Appellate. Congratulations! CHPL – Litigation Done Better.

Caitlin Macker Coaches UCSD Collegiate Mock Trial Team to National Championships

CHPL Attorney’s Mock Trial Team Ranks in National Competition – 4/7/19

After being awarded All Region Attorney as a collegiate mock trial advocate in 2011, CHPL’s own Caitlin Macker returned to the national collegiate mock trial tournament scene this weekend, as a coach.   In just three years of volunteer coaching USCD’s collegiate mock trial team, Caitlin guided three UCSD teams to qualify for the American Mock Trial Association’s Championship Series.  With CHPL’s feedback and Caitlin’s boundless mentorship, one of those teams went on to place 10th at the National Championship Tournament, competing against the top 48 teams in the nation.  Caitlin and her students dedicated hundreds of hours over the course of the school year to achieve these successes. Congratulations to the UCSD students and their coach Caitlin Macker!

Caitlin Macker is a litigator with Caldarelli Hejmanowski Page & Leer whose practice is primarily business litigation.

Marisa Janine-Page Secures Complete Defense Victory for Client After Two Week Jury Trial

CHPL’s Client Prevailed on All Nine Causes of Action Alleged Against It in Employment Discrimination Case

Marisa Janine-Page’s client was sued by an ex-employee for gender discrimination, disability discrimination, interference with the California Family Rights Act and the Family Medical Leave Act, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other causes of action.  After almost a year-and-a-half of litigation, the parties went to trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.  After two weeks of trial, the jury, after only a few hours of deliberation, returned a complete defense verdict on all causes of action in Ms. Janine-Page’s client’s favor.  Ms. Janine-Page later brought a successful motion for sanctions under Code of Civil Procedure section 128.5 arising from plaintiff’s counsel’s bad faith, frivolous litigation tactics.  The firm is pleased by the favorable result obtained for the client, and congratulates Ms. Janine-Page on her zealous advocacy.

CHPL Attorneys Honored as San Diego Super Lawyers

Firm Founder and Partner Bill Caldarelli Honored as a Super Lawyer for the 10th Year in a Row

Every year, five percent of San Diego attorneys are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers based on peer evaluations and third party research evaluating the attorneys.  For the fifth year in a row, Bill Caldarelli, Lee Hejmanowski, Marisa Janine-Page, and Jack Leer were recognized as Super Lawyers in San Diego County.  Both Lee Hejmanowski and Jack Leer were recognized on the Super Lawyers “Top 50” List in San Diego.

This year, Super Lawyers recognized, for the first time, those attorneys named as Super Lawyers for ten years in a row.  Firm founder and partner, Bill Caldarelli, a constant on the Super Lawyers list, was recognized as 10-year honoree.   Attorney David Lichtenstein was recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for the third year in a row.


Three CHPL Attorneys Honored as “Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal in 2016

Attorneys Recognized by the SDBJ’s Annual List

Every year the San Diego Business Journal publishes its annual “Best of the Bar” list.  This year, the San Diego Business Journal’s third annual list includes attorneys Bill Caldarelli, Marisa Janine-Page, and David Lichtenstein.  The “Best of the Bar” honorees are selected by their peers as the most outstanding in their field.  Mr. Caldarelli’s practice includes business, real estate, and intellectual property litigation. Ms. Janine-Page’s practice includes business, real estate, and employment litigation.  Mr. Lichtenstein’s practice includes business and real estate litigation.


All CHPL Partners Recognized as San Diego Super Lawyers for the Fourth Year in a Row

All Four Partners Recognized as 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers in Business Litigation

For the fourth year in a row, all four CHPL partners,  Bill Caldarelli, Lee Hejmanowski, Marisa Janine-Page and Jack Leer, were recognized by Super Lawyers as some of the top attorneys in San Diego County.  All four were recognized for their skills and expertise in the field of business litigation.

Those San Diego lawyers who receive the highest point totals during the nomination, research and peer review process are further recognized in San Diego Super Lawyers Top Lists.  This year, Jack Leer was recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 attorneys in San Diego.  And for the second year in a row, Super Lawyers recognized associate David Lichtenstein as a Rising Star in the field of business litigation.

Selection to the Super Lawyers list is a prestigious honor.  Only five percent of all lawyers in California are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, based on peer evaluations and third party research evaluating candidates on both peer recognition and professional achievement.