What We Do


Cunningham & McLean ( C&M) combine over 50 years of legal experience representing injured workers throughout the State of California with their primary practice in San Diego California.  C&M’s sound legal advice and aggressive representation are the hallmarks to their successful practice.  With hundreds of trials and extensive litigation experience C&M brings a wealth of knowledge and a track record of significant success to every case they handle.  Labor Unions and Associations throughout the State have sought their representation for their employees.  From one of the largest Peace officers Unions in the State, the Professional Peace Officers Association ( Los Angeles) to one of the most respected Associations in the nation, the San Diego Firefighters Association Local 145.  In addition, C&M provides educational assistance and guidance to the Association Boards to help them better understand the complexities of workers compensation and disability laws.  This full service firm also represents employees with work and non work related injuries and accident, disability retirement claims and related labor matters.
With offices in Mission Valley and Los Angeles they stand ready to offer their assistance whenever and wherever the need exists.
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Worker's Compensation


The California Workers Compensation Laws and procedures are some of the most complicated in the nation. Attorney Lisa McLean , the head of the Workers Compensation section of C&M, as a State Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation, and her excellent team have helped their clients navigate through the turbulent waters of the law getting their clients significant disability payments, medical care and settlements. Lisa and her partner Jim Cunningham have over 50 years of combined practice helping injured workers throughout the State. Here is a recent article Lisa wrote in the Carlsbad City Employees Newsletter explaining what to do if you are injured on the job.

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Labor and employment


C&M collaborates with the Law Offices of James J. Cunningham A.P.C. to provide the following services to our clients: Labor Negotiations, Board Governance, Litigation, Administrative Discipline Cases, Death and Disability Retirement and Injury Law.

We are available 24/7 at our toll free number: (877) 976-7766

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Firefighter San Diego Union

Labor and employment


C&M collaborates with the Law Offices of James J. Cunningham A.P.C. to provide the following services to our clients: Labor Negotiations,
Board Governance, Litigation, Administrative Discipline Cases, Death and Disability Retirement and Injury Law.

We are available 24/7 at our toll free number: (877) 976-7766

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Death and Disability Retirement


Cunningham and McLean will represent you or your clients when, as a result of a work related injury, you are no longer able to compete the essential functions of your job. Having tried cases in front of the California Public Employees Retirement Bureau as well as the San Diego City and County Retirement systems getting millions of dollars of pension payments awarded over the years, the firms is well prepared to aggressively advocate for the significant benefits that a disability retirement can bring.

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Injury Law


Whether you are injured on or off the job Cunningham & McLean is here to help you during all aspects of your claim. We have litigated, assisted, and collaborated with some of the Nation’s best firms to represent clients in auto and motorcycle cases, product liability, and general negligence cases causing injury . While representing the employees at UPS Jim Cunningham developed an expertise in representing clients who were attached and injured by dogs. He successful resolved every case he was hired to seek a recovery

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injury law

Injury Law


Whether you are injured on or off the job Cunningham & McLean is here to help you during all aspects of your claim. We have litigated, assisted, and collaborated with some of the Nation’s best firms to represent clients in auto and motorcycle cases, product liability, and general negligence cases causing injury . While representing the employees at UPS Jim Cunningham developed an expertise in representing clients who were attached and injured by dogs. He successful resolved every case he was hired to seek a recovery

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Tell us about your case today. We are available 24/7 at our toll free number (877) 976-7766.