Five CHPL Partners Rated “Super Lawyers”

Lee Hejmanowski Honored as Super Lawyer for the 10th Year in a Row

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers nominated by their peers for professional achievement and excellence in their field. This year, Bill Caldarelli, Lee Hejmanowski, and Jack Leer were rated “Super Lawyers” in Business Litigation and Marisa Janine-Page was rated “Super Lawyers” in Appellate law.  Both Bill Caldarelli and Jack Leer were recognized on the Super Lawyers “Top 50″ List in San Diego.

Lee Hejmanowski, one of the firm’s founding partners, was also recognized for 10 consecutive years making the Super Lawyers rankings.

David Lichtenstein was also recognized as one of San Diego’s “Rising Stars” for the fifth year in a row.

Congratulations to all!

CHPL is here for you with answers to your COVID-19 employment related questions

Caldarelli Hejmanowski Page & Leer Has Your COVID-19 Employment related Answers

With businesses shuttering, transitioning to telecommuting, complying with travel bans, and bracing for the short- and long-term economic impacts of COVID-19, CHPL is here to help you and your business navigate these difficult times.  The attorneys at CHPL have more than 20 years’ experience in employment law and have the answers to your employment-related questions.  Give us a call at (858) 764-8107 or email Marisa Janine-Page at

In these unprecedented times, CHPL is here to help guide you through the applicable employment laws, so that you satisfy your obligations to provide “a place of employment that is safe and healthful” for your employees.

CHPL Elevates Two New Partners – Ben West & David Lichtenstein

Congratulations Ben & David!

Caldarelli Hejmanowski Page & Leer LLP is pleased to announce that it rang in the new year by elevating Ben West and David Lichtenstein to Partner.

Ben, a graduate of BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, joined CHPL in 2012.  Ben represents companies and individuals in all aspects of commercial litigation, focusing on intellectual property and real estate/construction disputes.  Super Lawyers has repeatedly recognized Ben for his work in business litigation.

David, a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, joined CHPL in 2014.  David represents clients in real estate litigation and complex business disputes.  Super Lawyers awarded David the “Rising Star” title annually since 2015 and San Diego Business Journal named him “Best of the Bar” in 2016.

CHPL looks forward to many more years with Ben’s humor, inclusivity, and steadfast support for the Oxford comma, as well as David’s wit and extensive knowledge of craft beer!

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.