George D. Calkins II, Esq.

T: 310-392-3044
F: 310-396-7576
Available nationwide
Personal Injury/Torts

George D. Calkins II, Esq. has mediated and arbitrated many of personal injury/ wrongful death cases, sophisticated products liability claims, automobile accidents and malpractice cases. As a practicing attorney, he has many years of experience litigating, mediating, arbitrating and settling cases involving all forms of personal injury/wrongful death issues.

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Representative Matters 
Sample matters mediated and/or arbitrated include, but are not limited to:

  • Major Southern California Metropolitan Water District case, involving poor rock blasting practices and damages and claims arising there from
  • Extreme mold issues and bodily injury arising from a single family home case with bad water leakage
  • Five star Las Vegas hotel with issues relating to poor construction materials and numerous mold issues
  • Toxic fumes claim in several cases involving failure to properly manage construction materials
  • Wrongful death case involving design of state highway and sophisticated engineering/economic issues
  • Malfunctioning of generator in research facility and related products issue
  • Gas blast case under roadway and related injuries
  • Methane gas leak case in Torrance residential community
  • Numerous auto accident mediations including, but not limited to: Substantial multi-vehicle accidents, including accident on 405 freeway in rain and flood
  • Roofing manufacturer issues and mold issues arising out of the same claim
  • Numerous landslide issues involving damage to property and personal injury claims

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Honors
    • Chambers USA, Califoria Construction Mediator List, 2017
    • Recognized as a leading practitioner, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Who's Who Legal: California, 2016
    • Designated with the highest-level ranking (Band 1) in Construction, Chambers USA, 2015-2016
    • Robert B. Flaig Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Construction Law, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2012
    • Recognized as an "excellent mediator," Chambers USA, 2012
    • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2011
    • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2010-11
    • Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence, presented at West Coast Casualty Construction Conference for outstanding contribution to the construction community, 2011
  • Memberships
    • Member, Defense Research Institute, the Financial Lawyers Conference
    • Member, Southern California Association of Defense Counsel
    • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
    • Member, Forum Committee of the American Bar Association concerning construction issues
    • Member, AGC Legal Advisory Committee
    • Former member, American Arbitration Association Construction and Specialty Mediation Panels
    • Former member, American Arbitration Association Large Complex Case Panels for Construction and Commercial Arbitration
    • Member, California Public Works Arbitration Program
  • Professional Activities
    • Lecturer on construction law and alternative dispute resolution at UCLA, USC, and the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law
    • Presenter at regional and national conferences and is widely published on business and construction law, including such topics as design/build contracts, evolving construction liability and damages theories, and creative settlement techniques
    • Participated in drafting legislation on arbitration procedures and has been a leader in developing sophisticated ADR procedures for the construction and business communities
  • ADR Profile
    • "Making Waves," ADR Profile, Daily Journal, November 26, 2010

Background and Education

  • Partner, Cox, Castle & Nicholson, 1980-2008
    • Full-Time Mediator/Arbitrator, 2000-2008
    • Attorney and Part-Time Mediator/Arbitrator, 1994-2000
    • Attorney, 1980-1994
  • Attorney, Spray, Gould & Bowers, 1973-1976
  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law, 1973
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1968


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