Ross W. Feinberg, Esq.

T: 714-939-1300
F: 714-939-8710

Ross W. Feinberg, Esq. specializes in disputes involving business commercial, complex construction defect, construction delay and contractual matters, bad faith insurance, homeowners association, and real estate issues. Mr. Feinberg, an AV-rated attorney, is the author of the text, “Construction Defect Litigation” (, which covers CD law and legislation throughout the country. He has been involved in mediations totaling more than $400 million of recoveries and is a well-known advocate of ADR who is respected by all sides and facets of the bar, as well as builders and insurance companies. For more than 24 years, Mr. Feinberg effectively represented parties in construction defect litigation and related class actions. He is widely recognized for his ability to initiate open communication with all parties leading to constructive resolutions.

Mr. Feinberg is a frequent speaker and lecturer on construction defect litigation and community association law issues nationwide. He has received numerous national and local awards from homeowners association organizations and the construction defect industry, including being honored with West Coast Casualty’s prestigious Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence (the “Ollie” Award) named after the former JAMS neutral.

Representative Matters

  • Business
    • 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
  • Class Action
    • $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
  • Construction Defect
    • Extensive experience resolving construction defect disputes involving residential and commercial properties
    • For a detailed list of construction defect cases that Mr. Feinberg has resolved, please visit his construction defect biography
  • Insurance
    • Bad faith claims involving denial of coverage and recovery of Brandt fees
    • Bad faith denial in construction defect claim and cross actions
    • Subrogation action involving fire loss
    • Subrogation action, post settlement, of complex construction defect litigation
  • Personal Injury
    • 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
    • Wrongful death mediation
  • 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 Estate
    • Extensive experience resolving construction defect disputes involving a wide range of real estate matters
    • For a detailed list of real estate cases Mr. Feinberg has resolved, please visit his real estate biography

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • 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
  • "Building Consensus," Daily Journal, ADR profile, August 6, 2010

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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