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Lake Forest Class Actions Law Firm

Established in 2002, our law firm, Quintilone & Associates in Lake Forest, California, has provided exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients across our state for more than 18 years.

When you work with our law firm, you can expect to receive highly personalized counsel and solutions and strategies customized to your specific needs and goals aimed at helping you achieve the positive results you seek. Our lawyers possess decades of combined legal experience, and we have gained reputations as being staunch advocates for the rights and interests of our clients.

Nationally recognized as being among the top lawyers in our region, we are consummate professionals who maintain an unwavering dedication to our clients. You can rely on us to fight aggressively to help you obtain the favorable outcomes you expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

To find out more about how we can best assist you with the complex legal challenges affecting your life, your company, your livelihood and your future, you can contact Quintilone & Associates to take advantage of our law firm's free initial consultation. We also currently offer virtual consultations to help keep you safe and healthy in these uncertain times.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Employment Law
  • Wage & Hour Law
  • WCAB Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Call 949-458-9675 today to arrange your free initial consultation

­­­Attorney Richard E. Quintilone

Bar Admissions:

  • California Courts (1999)
  • United States District Court, Central (1999) Southern (2000) Northern (2010)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court (1999)
  • United State District Court – Colorado (2010)
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2008)

Education:                                         

  • Chapman University School of Law  Orange, California
    • J.D. August 1998
    • President: Student Bar Association (1995), Moot Court Competition Team, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Team, ATLA Trial Team, Entertainment Law Society, International Law Students Association, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Faculty Appointments Committee
  • Old Dominion University   Norfolk, Virginia
    • B.S. Political Science 1995  
    • Student Government Association, Representative to the Nationwide Conference on Student Government Associations, President: Pre-Law Society

­­­Attorney Jeffrey Green

Jeffrey Green is an associate attorney with Quintilone & Associates. His practice specializes in labor and employment matters on behalf of employees. Jeffrey works on employment matters dealing with unpaid overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, off-the-clock work, unpaid commissions, as well as age, sex, national origin, and disability discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. A significant portion of his practice is dedicated to the prosecution of complex wage and hour class action litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

Jeffrey received Bachelors degrees in Political Science and History at California Baptist University in 2015. Thereafter, he studied at University of La Verne College of Law, where he graduated in 2018. While at the University of La Verne College of Law, he defended the rights of disabled students in the Disability Rights Legal Center clinic, held leadership roles in the American Constitution Society and Christian Legal Society, was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) team, and published an article in the school’s Law Review.


­­­Attorney Kyle Gallego

Kyle has worked for Quintilone & Associates since 2013. He handles matters in issues spanning from consumer class action to business litigation. He is a provisional member of the State Bar of California.

Kyle received his B.A. in Communications from Chapman University in 2017. In his time at Chapman University Kyle was a member of the Speech and Debate team where he went on to achieve multiple State and National awards in Contemporaneous and Impromptu Speech as well as Parliamentary Debate.

Thereafter, he attended Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law and graduated in 2020. While in law school, Kyle gained valuable experience as a law clerk with Quintilone & Associates.

Defendant Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Restaurant $1,625,000 2005: Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (a chain of fine dining, US steakhouses) on behalf of themselves and all employees similarly situated. The Complaint alleged failure to pay wages, failure to provide rest periods and meal breaks, violation of the unfair competition law of the California Business and Professional Codes §17200, and failure to provide uniforms and tools.

Defendant Champps Restaurant $275,000 2005: Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against Champps Operating Corporation, Champps Americana Restaurant & Bar and Champps Restaurant and Bar, a single location restaurant, on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated employees. The complaint contained causes of action for failure to pay overtime compensation, unlawful business practices, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide rest periods, failure to provide itemized wage statements, failure to pay wages upon termination of employment, failure to pay minimum wages. (violations of Labor Code sections 1194, 226.7, 512, 203 as well as California Business & Professions Code section 17200). After vigorous litigation, Quintilone & Associates was able to resolve the claims for the class.

Miller v. Ruth Chris Steak House. Orange County (“OC”) California Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations). Class Certification granted and claim resolved in 2006. More than 800 employee class members.

Defendant Red Robin Restaurant $2,000,000 2006: Plaintiff filed a Complaint against Red Robin on behalf of himself and all California restaurant employees of Defendant Red Robin. The Complaint alleged failure to provide meal and rest periods under the California Labor Code §1194, failure to provide itemized wage statements, failure to pay wages upon termination and waiting time penalties under California Labor Code §203, and violation of California’s unfair competition law.

Poirot v. Extron. OC Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This Class Action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations) violations. Class certification was approved in June 2007. 752 employee class members.

Defendant Lone Star Steakhouse $750,000 2007: Plaintiff filed a Complaint against Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon on behalf of himself and others similarly situated. The complaint contained causes of action for failure to pay overtime compensation, unlawful business practices, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide rest periods, failure to provide itemized wage statements, failure to pay wages upon termination of employment, failure to pay minimum wages and failure to provide and maintain uniforms (violations of Labor Code sections 1194, 226.7, 512, 203 as well as California Business & Professions Code section 17200).

Office Locations

La Jolla Office
888 Prospect Street
Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Lake Forest Office
22974 El Toro Rd
Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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