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Peter C. Lagarias, Esq.

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Office: 415-460-0100 Ext: 1
Fax: 415-460-1099

1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, California 94901

Experienced and Certified California Franchise Attorney and Law Firm Specializing in Representing Franchisees

Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP is a law firm that represents franchisees. The firm is led by Peter Lagarias, a skilled trial attorney with over 35 years of experience in delivering dedicated legal services and results to franchisees and business throughout California and nationwide. Mr. Lagarias is a certified specialist in franchise and distribution law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Please examine the following resume of Mr. Lagarias as well as additional information contained throughout our website.

If you are an existing franchisee in a dispute with your franchisor, please review our website and consider consulting with Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP. Franchising disputes are complicated and involve many different areas of law, including antitrust laws, breach of contract, consumer protection laws, franchise laws, fraud and trademark laws. Franchising disputes can also present complex procedural issues involving which court a case can be heard, what law applies, and whether the matter must be decided before an arbitrator pursuant to the franchise contract. Sometimes procedural matters can make a real difference between winning and losing your case. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of franchise cases and has experience in knowing when to settle, when to go to trial, how to negotiate, and where to find expert witnesses. Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP understands how to litigate with franchisors and will seek full compensation.

If you are considering purchasing a franchise, please review our Investigating Franchise Offers located under the Franchise Law tab and consider consulting with Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP. Franchises usually require large investments and involve the execution of long-term agreements that have been carefully drafted by franchisor lawyers who are charged with protecting the franchisor’s interests. Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP can help you understand your rights and obligations, and guide you regarding the franchise terms and the potential for negotiating more favorable terms. Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP can also explain common issues with one-sided franchise agreements.


J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1977

B.A., University of California - Berkeley, 1973
Political Science

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California
Bar Admissions

United States District Courts

  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California

United States Court of Appeals

  • Ninth Circuit

State Bar of California