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Ross W. Feinberg, Esq.
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Ross W. Feinberg, Esq.

General Biography
Practice Areas
Accounting Finance
Business Commercial
Class Action & Mass Tort
Construction Defect
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Real Property
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Ross W. Feinberg Esq. has served as a full time mediator and special master since 2007. A highly respected and sought after neutral, he has been the recipient of numerous awards from both sides of the bar. His mediation practice, virtually and/or personally, extends nationally with an emphasis on California and Florida.

An AV rated attorney with multiple bar admissions, Mr. Feinberg's mediation practice centers on complex multi-party, high exposure commercial cases across a wide array of practice areas. He has successfully mediated over 3,000 cases both as counsel and as a mediator, and is known for his skillful handling of challenging matters.

Mr. Feinberg is a published author, ocean photographer, motorcycle enthusiast and yachtsman.

Representative Matters

  • Accounting Finance
      • Mediation of corporate dissolutions
      • Mediation of shareholder proxy challenges
      • Mediation of accountings and corporate appraisals
      • Mediation of officer and shareholder liability actions
  • Business Commercial
      • Breach of contract involving multi-million-dollar real estate purchase and sale agreement and related disclosures
      • Claim of breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation related to purchase and sale agreement
      • Commercial business interruption claim stemming from construction and occupancy delays
      • Fire loss cases involving business interruption, profit valuations, and governmental intervention
      • Resolved Claims by athletes and celebrities concerning contractual disputes, insurance coverage and confidentiality requirements
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
      • $21.5 million settlement of 3,000 single-family home thermogalvanic corrosion class action
      • $41.8 million resolution of 5,000 home class action case involving galvanized corrosive plumbing
      • Settlement reached after incorporating several different lawsuits into single global mediation. Mediation included over one hundred parties, insurance carriers, and counsel worldwide
      • Mediation and resolution of complex pharmaceutical and consumer class actions
      • Successful resolution of two multi project certified class action cases resulting in settlement pursuant to a pipe repair opportunity for owners of multiple homes across several large scale projects
      • Successful resolution of a $41.8 million thermogalvanic pipe claim after the parties agreed to consolidate several cases into one 5,000 home action
  • Construction
    • Construction Defect
      • In excess of 33 years of experience litigating and resolving multi-party, multi-issue litigation brought by community associations, multiple single family homeowner plaintiffs and commercial property owners
      • Construction defect litigation involving luxury single family homes
      • Resolution of Dispute involving 460 condominium units in the amount of $13 Million
      Common Interest Development Law
      • Mediated condominium and planned unit development disputes including:
        • Davis-Stirling inter community complaints and litigation
        • Breach of fiduciary duty actions against boards of directors
        • Litigation involving management companies
        • Statutory election challenges
        • Violation of CC&Rs
        • Construction of Governing Documents
      • Representation and resolution as a mediator of complex homeowner’s association matters at all phases of litigation
      • Mediated matters involving the separation of separate area, common area and exclusive use common area

      Construction and Engineering

      • Mediation of infrastructure construction project disputes
      • Mediation of large construction projects including bridges, roads and highways
      • Mediation of surety claims and performance bonds
      • Mediation of disputes concerning cost overruns and delays in private and governmental funded projects
      • Representation and resolution as a mediator of commercial and residential construction matters including construction delays, accidents, premises liability and coverage litigation
      • Settlement of Turbine Accident on a California Freeway Overpass.  Worked with various agencies, builder, supplier and installer
  • Energy/Utility
      • Mediation of disputes arising from fires and explosions
      • Mediation of boiler fires in hotels
      • Mediation of wind farm investment dispute in the California desert
      • Mediation of natural gas pipelines located within four corners grid
  • Environmental Cases
      • Mediation of toxic tort claims involving the impact on the human senses including those of the ear, nose and throat, due to:
        • Airborne spores
        • Water quality and contaminants
        • Waste management
        • Chemical safety
        • Algae and fungi
      • Mediation of cases involving damage to human cells from environmental toxins such as mold and asbestos.
      • Mediation of personal injury claims due to neurotoxins in both the airborne environment and water including lead, mercury, formaldehyde and chlorine
  • Insurance
      • Bad Faith Actions
        • Bad faith/Brandt fee litigation involving carrier disputes over coverage in real property and tort actions
        • Bad faith denial in construction defect claim and cross actions
      • Insurance Subrogation Claims
        • Subrogation claims involving fires, mechanical failures, floods and other incidents/natural disasters
        • Resolution of multiple claims by carriers as against third parties for reimbursement of expenses incurred by carrier repairing damage to insured’s property
        • Subrogation action, post settlement, of complex construction defect litigation
      • General liability, CGL, D&O and E&O coverage contribution claims between carriers in underlying construction and personal injury lawsuits
      • 11580 insurance coverage litigation matters
      • Agency Litigation for sales representation involving real property and service goods
      • Allocation disputes among primary, excess and umbrella carriers
      • Mediator proposals for time on risk disputes
      • Disputes involving broker malpractice claims
      • Breach of fiduciary duty litigation
  • Personal Injury
      • Mediation of wrongful death actions
      • Multi-party mediation over personal injury and property damage from four-car vehicle collision
      • Personal injury mediation between contractors and lumber retailer involving fire-related property damage
      • Resolution of tort and breach of contract claims against a city hospital
      • Children’s monetary claims against builder for physical injuries due to mold
      • Personal injury disputes arising from injuries occurred at the houses of various celebrities
      • Medical and legal malpractice disputes
      • Mediated matters involving multiple tort claims with corresponding insurance disputes
  • Professional Liability
      • Claims against physicians and hospitals based on alleged failure to monitor oxygen resulting in cerebral hypoxia
      • Mediation of multiple claims against design professionals, including, but not limited to, architects, engineers, land surveyors, and landscape architects
      • Mediations related to claims for attorney fees inclusive of cross complaints against counsel for breach of contract and negligence
  • Real Property
      • Partnership mediations for real property disputes
      • Mediation of extensive water damages due to property owners or contractor’s negligence
      • Mediation of disputes over improvements including slopes, trees and bridges
      • Liquefaction claim mediations including bridges and buildings constructed over maritime property
      • Breach of commercial lease mediation between landlord and tenant involving unit defect claims
      • Landlord-tenant mediation between restaurateur and property management consultant company for breach of commercial lease
      • Mediated dispute alleging fraud, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty related to damages arising from sale of real property
      • Mediation and resolution of several cases involving municipalities, including attendance at city council executive sessions to further and complete settlements
      • Mediation of non-disclosure dispute involving commercial air traffic patterns and claims by and between brokerage firms, buyers, and sellers
      • Mediation over purchase and sale agreement dispute involving failure to disclose allegations
      • Resolution of complex real estate breach of contract and non-disclosure matter among parties with strong religious and cultural differences
      • Use agreement dispute mediated between private citizen and government entity

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Recipient, Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence, West Coast Casualty Conference on Construction Defects, 2003
  • AV Rated by Martindale - Hubbell
  • Recipient of 15 national and local awards from organizations on behalf of Homeowners Associations
  • National Board of Trustees, Community Associations Institute (CAI), 2007 and member of its College of Community Association Lawyers and Board of Governors (national president, 2006)
  • Senior faculty member, CAI; member of 5 member panel Speakers and Topics Committee for the annual West Coast Casualty Conference on Construction Defects; senior seminar advisor for national construction defect coverage seminars held by MC Consultants; co-chair for numerous Mealey’s Lexis Nexis construction defect seminars; helped coordinate Brookings Institute annual Construction Defect Seminars in Washington, D.C. and Orange, CA
  • Lectured before local, national, and international organizations on topics related to construction defect litigation, community association law, and consumer class actions; panelist for the Judicial Symposium on Construction Defect Litigation on behalf of the AEI-Brookings Institute Joint Center for Regulatory Studies in Washington D.C.
  • Faculty, California Association of Community Managers teaching California Law and Ethics, 1993-2008
  • Author of books and articles on laws affecting community associations and construction defects, including Construction Defect Litigation - the Community Association’s Guide to the Legal Process and CAI’s accredited California course on Homeowners Association Law (
  • Member, California, Nevada, and Colorado Bar Associations

ADR Profiles

Background and Education

  • Partner, Feinberg, Grant, Mayfield, Kaneda & Litt, LLP
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1984
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Southern California, 1981


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