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The Premier Construction Defect and Litigation Law Firm in California

We represent community associations and other building and property owners with construction challenges and issues, including original construction defects, construction contract disputes, and reconstruction of older projects.

Our clients include hundreds of community associations, apartment investors, commercial and industrial building owners, and government entities with building problems.

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Leading with Exceptional Legal Talent, Extensive Resorces and Decades of Experience

As the largest and most experienced construction defect litigation law firm in California, Berding|Weil lawyers draw on decades of experience, successfully handling the most complex construction defect claims. We bring a thorough understanding of our clients' issues and creative solutions for their legal needs.

Every construction defect lawyer at Berding|Weil will take the time to understand your problem, bring in the right experts, and position your case for the best possible result.

The fundamental knowledge of proper building practices and the causes of construction failures provides the foundation of our litigation practice. Our construction defect attorneys have recovered more than 1.9 billion for our clients, representing building and property owners, community associations, corporations, and real estate investors throughout California.

Our Commitment to Excellence

We provide the highest quality, client-focused legal services and our extensive resources and depths of expertise position us to compete with anyone.

Having litigated hundreds of construction matters, we can easily staff the largest and most complex construction disputes. Our attorneys are assisted by outstanding case analysts and experienced trial teams larger than those fielded by most corporate law firms.

Dedicated and experienced lawyers will be available for consultation and advice when you need it and who understand the problem you are having. At reasonable fees tailored to your legal needs and offering special fee arrangements for major litigation, matched to your budget and cash flow needs.

Get to know more about attorney fees in California construction defect cases — what clients should know about fee contracts, referral fees, and professional ethics

We Negotiate Before We Litigate

Litigation, especially construction defect litigation, is expensive and time-consuming. No one understands that better than attorneys who spend most of their career litigating complex construction defect cases. But there are more efficient ways of resolving construction defect disputes if both sides are willing. We've written about our approach to settling construction disputes.

Click here to learn more about the Berding|Weil approach to managing defects and why litigation may not be your first choice.

Our Litigators Try Cases

While we are adept at negotiating construction defect disputes to satisfactory conclusion, either directly or with experienced mediators, we also try cases as necessary in both Federal and State courts. We represent clients before administrative agencies and arbitration panels when appropriate. Among our attorneys are some of the most experienced trial lawyers in California. Our firm brings four decades of experience resolving construction defect claims, whether by negotiation, litigation or arbitration.

Cases do often settle without trial, but your opponent will know if you have the depth and experience to take a case all the way when necessary. The best settlements are based on the realization that we can be formidable trial opponents. We are proud to say that we are among the few firms in California that have taken complex construction cases all the way to jury verdict.

Learn more about why we try cases — an interview with the trial attorneys at Berding|Weil.

Community Association Litigation

Our community association practice often involves disputes that require litigation to resolve. These may be enforcement of governing documents; contract claims with vendors; defense of community associations from claims by owners; real property disputes with neighbors or local municipalities; or claims arising from natural disasters.

Our attorneys have encountered and successfully litigated numerous similar matters and have the unique legal knowledge and litigation skills necessary to efficiently represent our community association clients in any matter requiring mediation, arbitration, or litigation to resolve.

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As one of the largest and most experienced construction defect litigation departments in the nation, we have recovered over 1.9 billion for our clients.

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