Ben Jakovljevic

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Ben Jakovljevic is Senior Counsel at ADLI Law Group, where he practices employment law and business litigation.  Ben regularly counsels employers on best employment practices, prepares and updates employee handbooks and other company documents, resolves informal disputes, and handles administrative matters and hearings.  When litigation is necessary, he defends employers of all sizes from both wage-based and non-wage-based claims.  Whether the case involves a single plaintiff or a class action, Ben gives his clients thoughtful and cost-effective representation, while simultaneously serving as their dedicated advocate.

Ben is also part of ADLI’s business litigation practice.  In this capacity, Ben represents clients in state and federal court litigation, mediations, and arbitrations, in disputes ranging from tort-based claims like fraud and trade secret misappropriation, to contract-based claims like breach of contract and declaratory relief.  With lead trial counsel experience and nearly a dozen appellate briefs under his belt, Ben is comfortable handling cases from day one through judgment.

Ben earned a Juris Doctor degree and Business Law Certificate from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California-Irvine.  During law school, Ben worked for a superior court judge, a national research laboratory, a capital defense non-profit organization, a small law firm, the USC Law Library, and the USC Small Business Clinic.  He also served as a board member of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and had two articles published.  This diverse array of experiences across a variety of legal settings gave Ben unique insight into the traits outstanding attorneys often share: competence, compassion, diligence, and a practical approach.


Areas of Practice:
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Business Litigation and Counseling
  • Real Estate Litigation and Counseling
Education:
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Juris Doctorate and Business Law Certificate, 2014
  • University of California Irvine, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 2009
Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish (Conversational)

ADLI Attorney Ben Jakovljevic Provides Updates for Employers Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 24, 2020

By now it is no secret that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is rapidly affecting many aspects of our lives. One consequence has come in the form of recent legislation enacted…

ADLI Operating Status During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020

First and foremost, we hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe.   As we navigate these uncharted waters together, trying to address problems, which seems to…

ADLI Successfully Defends Business Against ADA Violation Claim Brought by Frequent ADA Litigant Plaintiff’s Attorney

March 9, 2020

In the past few years, the number of complaints filed in federal court alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for construction-related deficiencies has skyrocketed. In the Central…