The Firm Clients Call When Winning is Everything

November 2019 Archives

Your rights when a lack of attorney experience affects your case

Lawyers have to go through intensive graduate schooling and also pass the daunting bar exam in order to legally practice law in California. Those who hire attorneys expect that the combination of education and experience the attorney has accumulated over their academic and professional career will help them successfully argue a case, whether it is a civil case, a business contract dispute or a criminal defense.

California Court Of Appeal Creates Significant Exception To Statutory Prohibition on Covenants Not To Compete.

Business and Professions Code section 16600 contains a short and simple prohibition on covenants not to compete, providing "every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void." (emphasis added). In Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP (2008) 44 Cal.4th 937, 955, the California Supreme Court, acknowledging the inflexible language of Section 16600, held "[n]oncompetition agreements are invalid under section 16600 in California, even if narrowly drawn." 

Honors & Awards

More information

Contact Our Attorneys Today

Please call the law office at 949-478-0521 or fill out the form below to arrange a consultation with a lawyer.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Klein & Wilson
4770 Von Karman Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-478-0521
Phone: 949-631-3300
Fax: 949-631-3703
Newport Beach Law Office Map