ADA Lawsuit Defense Attorney

Free consultation with our ADA defense attorney, Brad Nakase, as your trusted partner in protecting your business, commercial property, and website from ADA claims throughout California (Los Angeles, San Jose, Orange County, San Diego).

By Brad Nakase, Attorney

Email  |  Call (888) 600-8654

Get Smarter: Search my blogs

Defending ADA Lawsuits

“Brad helped me stand strong against a shakedown lawsuit by predatory lawyers. My business, along with several other businesses, were targets of extortionate disability lawsuits. The lawsuit demanded an exorbitant amount of money from my business, which would have bankrupted my company. Other companies that were sued, and I hired ADA defense attorney Brad to protect us. Brad successfully saved my business…” Van Trang, T-Tek Auto.

Any business established across California must comply with California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act. California legislation forbids discrimination based on race, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, and disability. Businesses must also comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. It prohibits any form of discrimination against Americans with disability.

Do you believe there is even the slightest possibility of you getting sued? You should contact an ADA defense lawyer immediately for proper guidance and the best possible legal solution.

We Understand!

ADA defense attorney, Brad Nakase, has invaluable experience working with plaintiff disability lawsuit lawyers. Brad’s expertise empowers him to handle your case from every possible angle. For years, attorney Brad Nakase has successfully defended many businesses across California taken to court for violations of the Unruh Civil Rights Act and ADA.

Smaller businesses are targeted more by plaintiff disability lawyers. On the other hand, plaintiffs only sue larger enterprises sometimes. It is mainly because of three main reasons:

  • Larger companies construct their buildings by following federal and state building guidelines to ensure that they comply with disability laws.
  • Smaller businesses do not have enough resources to construct by following federal and state building guidelines.
  • Larger companies defend their cases by hiring expensive law firms; smaller businesses must opt for settlements.

Either our ADA defense attorney will fight to get the case dismissed on legal grounds, or there is a negotiated settlement that our client can pay.

Why Hire Nakase Law Firm In Case of a Disability Lawsuit? 

Compliance with the Unruh Civil Rights Act and ADA is essential for your business. If you’re unable to do it, your business is prone to an expensive lawsuits and hiring an ADA defense attorney.

We Are An Experienced Law Firm 

ADA defense attorney, Brad Nakase, has a track record in defending ADA lawsuits. He takes pride in defending seemingly impossible disability lawsuits, and it is all because of the bold approach and seventeen years of experience defending ADA lawsuits. His extensive experience in ADA defense and Unruh, Civil Rights Act, enables him to help his clients from even the gravest of situations.

We Give Utmost Priority To Our Clients

ADA defense attorneys are expensive, and we understand that attorneys without experience handling these sorts of cases can cost you much money. Unfortunately, many ADA defense attorneys try to charge their clients unnecessary legal fees and costs by putting them through long-drawn-out litigation. Our foremost priority is to ensure you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary legal processes. ADA defense attorney, Brad Nakase, is known for getting his clients out of lawsuits early and inexpensively. He will never waste your time raising legal fees and costs. He will try to get the ADA lawsuit dismissed on legal grounds, or he can also come up with a settlement you are willing to pay.

We Provide Solutions from Our Support Network 

Thanks to our extensive network all across California, we know many disability experts. This support network enables us to bring your business into compliance and find a solution to the problem with a calculated yet practical approach. Sometimes, a simple sign for handicaps is enough to prevent a lawsuit. You’ll be surprised to know how we utilize our experience and knowledge of the ADA and the Unruh Civil Rights Act to dismiss cases of lawsuits on legal grounds.

We Deliver Satisfactory Results 

What makes ADA defense attorney, Brad Nakase, the best option when it comes to defending disability lawsuits is that he does not prolong the process. He has a relatively straightforward approach: dismiss the case on legal grounds, or if you approve, then negotiate a settlement. Usually, we only negotiate an agreement when there is a violation of the ADA and Unruh Civil Rights Acts on your end. Nevertheless, our primary focus is ensuring fast and satisfactory results are delivered.

Drive-By ADA Lawsuits 

Some plaintiffs’ ADA lawyers hire the services of professional disability experts that drive by businesses in search of any possible violations. These people look for any company that is not complying with ADA regulations, and when they do find one, they prepare themselves for another drive-by lawsuit. Therefore, your business needs to have the proper signage. It is because they won’t come inside your business and will skip your business and move on to another one.

Frequent Violations We Handle in Disability Lawsuits

  • Non-accessibility of the path of travel
  • Non-availability of the parking area
  • The height of the countertop is too high
  • There are some obstacles to the entrance
  • There are no required signage, striping or any van-accessible signage
  • The space between aisleways is not much


Q: How do I find out that my business complies with the Unruh Civil Rights Act and ADA? 

A: You can determine the requirements for compliance by several factors, such as the date of construction, type of facility, etc. You can also check more about these acts online or contact our ADA defense attorney at 619-550-1321 for proper guidance.

Q: I want to make my business comply with the ADA requirements, but I need help due to my current financial condition. What should I do?A: We fully understand your situation here, as times are tough. However, you need to know that an ADA lawsuit will cost more than making your business comply with the ADA requirements. In an ADA lawsuit, you’ll have to pay attorney fees, damages associated with the trial, and court costs, and eventually, you’ll have to pay for the corrections. You can call our ADA defense attorney at 619-550-1321 for more guidance on this matter.

Q: Are most ADA lawsuits insubstantial? 

A: Sometimes, ADA lawsuits are insubstantial. But you’ll be surprised to know that most of these lawsuits are based on some legal merit. Many business owners approach us and claim their businesses comply with these handicap laws. When we thoroughly investigate, we find out they are unaware that their business violates Unruh and ADA laws. It is essential to understand that some violations of these laws are minor, yet they are enough for a lawsuit.

Q: Can I get a warning letter giving me a grace period to fix the violation?

A: Although a plaintiff can give you a verbal or written warning, it doesn’t happen often. There have been various failed attempts to pass grace period legislation. There is the introduction of a 90-day grace period bill in Congress, but it is currently pending. Hence, the law doesn’t require the plaintiff to warn you before filing a lawsuit against your business. Therefore, you must fix any violation before someone files a lawsuit against you. If you are unaware of any breach, contact our ADA defense attorney at 619-550-1321 for guidance. You’ll be surprised to know that many businesses in California are unknowingly violating these laws in one way or another.

Q: If someone files a lawsuit against me, can my insurance cover it?

A: We highly doubt your insurance will cover it. Many insurance companies used to defend and compensate the insured in the past. However, not many insurance companies follow this practice anymore. You can contact your insurance provider, but expect a letter clarifying that they cannot cover you in this lawsuit.

Q: How much will I be fined for the violation? 

A: A plaintiff can get a minimum of $4000 per visit and other costs such as attorney fees, court costs, etc. If your business is in violation, we highly recommend that you not fight and settle the case. It is mainly because the plaintiff may be awarded more if you lose the case.

Q: How much must I pay to settle an ADA Lawsuit?

A: Although it depends on the plaintiff’s attorney, the settlements can range from $3000 to $7000 or even more.


Have a quick question? We answered nearly 2000 FAQs.

See all blogs: Business | Corporate | Employment Law

Most recent blogs:

What is a default judgment

What is a default judgment

A default judgment is issued when a defendant fails to respond to a lawsuit, allowing the plaintiff to win by default. Understanding this process is crucial for both parties involved in litigation.
What is a quitclaim deed

What is a quitclaim deed

Quitclaim deeds offer a quick way to transfer property ownership without guarantees, distinct from warranty deeds. Ideal for non-sale property transfers among family or into trusts, they require careful legal consideration.
Sole Proprietorship Business License

Sole Proprietorship Business License

Sole proprietorships offer simplicity and fewer formalities for new business owners, with benefits like no separate taxes. Remember, personal and business assets aren't distinct, impacting liabilities and the need for proper licensing.
What is the most important part of your business plan

What is the most important part of your business plan

The executive summary shines as the pivotal element of a business plan, serving as a decisive factor for readers to delve deeper. A comprehensive guide on crafting an impactful business plan, focusing on unique strategies and essential components.
Easy Businesses To Start

Easy Businesses To Start

Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit with these straightforward home-based business ideas, from e-commerce to creative pursuits. Embrace the flexibility and potential for financial independence with diverse options suited for various interests and investment levels.
What is the standard deduction

What is the standard deduction

Understand the IRS standard deduction, a straightforward option for reducing taxable income without needing detailed documentation. Delve into eligibility, amounts for 2023-2024, and considerations for itemizing versus standard deduction.
How to get a business license

How to get a business license

Grasp the essentials of obtaining a business license in California, focusing on local and state-level requirements. Uncover specifics on when and why different types of business licenses are needed.
Why Do Businesses Fail

Why Do Businesses Fail

Uncover the key factors contributing to small business challenges, including financial obstacles, inadequate management, and flawed marketing strategies. Understand the role of a comprehensive business plan in ensuring long-term success.
What is a BOC 3

What is a BOC 3

Understand the essentials of a BOC-3 filing for transportation businesses in California, detailing the designation of process agents for FMCSA certification. Learn the requirements, costs, and benefits of choosing the right process agent for your business.
Standard deduction vs itemized deduction

Standard Deduction vs Itemized Deduction

Understand the key differences between standard and itemized deductions to effectively reduce your taxable income and potentially save on taxes. Choose wisely to maximize your tax benefits based on personal financial details.
How to calculate net income

How to calculate net income

Unveil the significance of calculating net income for business profitability, a key indicator for financial health and decision-making. Understand the formula and practical applications for determining net earnings.
Itemized deductions

Itemized Deductions

Optimize your tax return by understanding the differences between itemized and standard deductions, crucial for minimizing tax liability. Learn the benefits and challenges of itemizing to make informed financial decisions.
What are intangible assets

What Are Intangible Assets

Discover the value of intangible assets like patents and trademarks in your business, crucial for strategic and financial planning. Learn how to manage and amortize these non-physical yet essential resources.
What is accounting

What Is Accounting

Understand the importance of accounting in monitoring financial activities and making informed decisions for your business. Gain insight into accounting fundamentals and its role in legal and tax matters.
Dysfunctional family

Dysfunctional Family

Explore the impact of growing up in a dysfunctional family, where constant conflict, neglect, and various addictions shape childhood experiences. Understand common traits, the consequences on children, and the cycle of unhealthy parenting behaviors.
When Was the Great Recession

When Was the Great Recession?

Delve into the Great Recession's timeline, an era of financial distress from December 2007 to June 2009. Understand the causes, including the 2007 housing bubble crash, and worldwide effects.
When Was the Last Recession in the US

When Was the Last Recession in the US?

Review discussions on America's most recent downturn, comparing the impacts and definitions of Covid-19 and the Great Recession. Analyze the significant effects of past economic crises on US policy and business approaches.
What to Invest in During a Recession- 4 Ideas

What to Invest in During a Recession: 4 Ideas

Uncover effective strategies for investing during a recession, assessing personal goals and current market situations. Examine four robust investment approaches to manage through economic declines effectively.
Will the US Get Hit with a Recession in 2024

Will the US Get Hit with a Recession in 2024?

Experts debate the likelihood of a 2024 US recession, analyzing factors like the yield curve and consumer confidence. Predictions vary, with a focus on interest rates and tech layoffs impacting the economy's future.
How Long Do Recessions Last

How Long Do Recessions Last?

Learn about typical US recession lengths and influencing factors, noting recent trends with shorter durations averaging 10 months. Investigate how external factors and government decisions affect recession timelines, comparing historical data.
When Will the Recession End

When Will the Recession End?

Economists predict a mild US recession with limited impact on employment and spending. The duration and impact of the recession depend on Federal Reserve policies and business cycle patterns.

When not to sign a severance agreement?

Do not sign a severance agreement if you do not understand it. By agreeing to a severance agreement, you give up your right to sue your employer. Remember, it is possible to negotiate the terms of your severance package. You are not required to sign a severance agreement.

How Do You Deal with a Toxic Business Partner?

Address concerns directly to the bad business partner; communicate openly and clearly. Consider mediation or seek legal advice from a business dispute attorney. Document disagreements, consider amicable separation if necessary.

Contact our attorney.

Please tell us your story:

0 + 4 = ?

© Copyright | Nakase Law Firm (2019)