Construction Defect Law

Myers Widders is one of the “pioneers” in handling construction claims for homeowners, community associations and other property owners.
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Experience. Expertise. Track Record.

Our experienced attorneys are knowledgeable in all phases of construction. Because our construction defect attorneys have decades of combined litigation experience and a thorough knowledge of construction law, we have successfully handled more than 150 construction claims and has recovered in excess of $40 million on behalf of our clients.
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Complex Construction Defect Actions

Members of the firm specialize in prosecuting cases for complex construction defect actions against developers who leave owners burdened with faulty construction, toxic mold contamination and sick building syndrome. Significant cases include the second largest homeowners’ association subsidence case in California history, and the largest association construction defect recovery ever in the Tri-Counties, which consists of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
We provide guidance with the following issues involving:

  • Statute of Limitations
  • Liability
  • Defect Claims
  • Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Breach of Contract
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation

Construction Litigation Attorneys

Myers Widders helps all parties involved, including contractors, resolve their construction disputes quickly and efficiently. Whether a dispute is over poor quality of work or about having a construction lien lifted, we understand the complexities of the construction industry and the laws that govern it.
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Sales or Purchase of Assets
  • Commercial Collections
  • Land Acquisition or Development
  • Commercial Leases (as tenant or owner)
  • Breach of Contract Disputes
  • Employee Agreements (noncompete, independent contractor)
  • Drafting of Employee Documents or Handbooks

Single Family Homes

Filing a faulty construction claim can be an exhausting and frustrating experience. We present homeowners throughout California and Nevada faced with construction defects. Construction defects can be devastating for families, jeopardizing their financial security and even their health in some cases. Our construction defect attorneys have years of successful representation for homeowners with construction defect claims against developers, contractors, and subcontractors—as well as their insurance companies. We are committed to effective, aggressive representation of our clients through settlement negotiations, and if necessary, litigation and trial.

Commercial Buildings

Our firm handles claims involving defective construction or faulty workmanship for various types of commercial construction. We handle new properties as well as existing properties that have recently undergone renovation or remodeling such as the following:
  • Office buildings
  • Apartment complexes
  • Condominiums
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Retail stores
Faulty construction claims can arise from cheap building products, negligent designs and shortcuts to minimize time and costs. We investigate and handle claims that include but are not limited to:
  • Plumbing
  • Foundations
  • Asphalt Concrete
  • Roofing
  • Electrical
  • HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning)
  • Stucco
  • Windows & Doors
  • Moisture through Floors
  • Structural Issues
  • Balconies and Decks
  • Drywall
  • Geotechnical
  • Insulation
  • Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • Mechanical
  • Landscape / Drainage Issues
  • Crawl Spaces / Water Intrusion / Foundations

Insurance Coverage and Claims

Myers Widders have expert knowledge of insurance law and a wealth of insight into how insurance companies operate. If you have an insurance claim or coverage dispute, including homeowner’s claim denials after storm, fire, wildfire or plumbing-related water damage, contact us at 805.644.7188 for a free consultation.
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Construction Defect FAQ

The Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP specializes in serious accident and personal injury cases and has successfully represented thousands of injured clients throughout Ventura County and the Southern California area for over 49 years. Our Personal Injury attorneys are some of the most experienced, aggressive, and tenacious in Ventura County. They are ready to handle for you and your family cases involving a major accident, personal injury, and/or wrongful death.

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Ventura Main Office

5425 Everglades St.
Ventura, CA 93003

Valencia Office

27240 Turnberry Lane Suite, 200
Valenica, CA 91355

Mammoth Lakes Office

126 Old Mammoth Rd, Suite 220
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546