Jay Lichter joined Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office in 2018 as a member of the Firm’s Class Action Litigation Group. He knew his strong drive to fight for victim’s rights would be well-suited to Baron & Budd’s aggressive “fight for what’s right” approach to seeking justice for those harmed by financial fraud, automobile defects, deceptive food labeling, false advertising, securities fraud and environmental contamination.
Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Mr. Lichter worked as a litigator in a boutique Los Angeles law firm where he divided his time equally among the firm’s various practices, representing businesses and entrepreneurs in a wide array of industries throughout southern California. There, Mr. Lichter handled all phases of litigation in actions involving real estate, financial services, entertainment and technology. Mr. Lichter successfully brought hundreds of breach of contract actions on behalf of multiple local businesses from initiation to dispositive motion practice and settlement, and successfully defended suits involving new and changing business marketing technologies and strategies.
Mr. Lichter began his career and received his training as an associate at a class action law firm in Beverly Hills. While there, he helped bring nationwide, multi-million dollar litigation to settlement. Mr. Lichter also worked as a law clerk for the District Attorney’s Offices of San Diego County and Ventura County, where he gained valuable experience in criminal prosecution and developed his passion for victim advocacy.
Mr. Lichter received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 2009. As a law student, he served as a staff editor for the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal and the U.C. Davis Journal of International Law and Policy. During the course of his studies, Mr. Lichter clerked for both the Office of the Attorney General of California and Legal Services of Northern California, receiving awards for his pro bono and public service work. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004, graduating cum laude.
In his free time, Mr. Lichter enjoys international travel, hiking, caring for animals, and cooking with his wife. His favorite travel destination is the Cambodian temple complex of Angkor Wat, which he visited for the first time in 2016.
- “The Star System” cover story on real estate disclosure law – Jan. 2014, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine.
- “SB 568: Taking an Eraser to Childish Behavior” – Jan. 2014, Daily Journal.
University of California, Davis School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., English, 2005
Bar and Court Admissions
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Awards and Certificates
Public Service Award (UC Davis Law, 2009).
Pro Bono Service Award (UC Davis Law, 2009).
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
Top Attorney in Business Law/Litigation in San Gabriel Valley Award (2013, 2014 Pasadena Magazine).