Ross Feinberg

Ross W. Feinberg, Esq.

JAMS Mediator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Denise Vo
T: 714-937-8228
F: 714-939-8710
5 Park Plaza, Suite 400, Irvine, CA 92614


Mr. Feinberg’s practice includes mediation and arbitration of complex business disputes, real estate conflicts, breach of contract actions, disclosure litigation, construction delay claims, subrogation actions, fire claims, insurance coverage and bad faith actions, and mass torts including mold, personal injury and pharmaceutical cases involving Multi District Litigation. Mr. Feinberg received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (cum laude) and his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Mr. Feinberg is a nationally acclaimed speaker and author of numerous periodicals and texts including the textbook entitled “Construction Defect Litigation, The Community Association’s Guide To The Legal Process” (Available at He spent 24 years in practice representing over 100 corporations both profit and non-profit and has successfully transitioned into the field of alternative dispute resolution serving as a Mediator and Arbitrator in complex business, insurance and real estate matters.

Representative Matters

  • Business: Breach of contract involving multi million dollar real estate purchase and sale agreement and related disclosures.
  • Business: Fire loss cases involving business interruption, profit valuations and governmental intervention.
  • Business: Commercial business interruption stemming from construction and occupancy delays.
  • Business: Claim of breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation relating to purchase and sale agreement.
  • Insurance: Subrogation action involving fire loss.
  • Insurance: Subrogation action post settlement of complex construction defect litigation.
  • Insurance: Bad faith denial in construction defect claim and cross actions.
  • Insurance: Bad faith claims involving denial of coverage and recovery of Brandt fees.
  • Class Action Plumbing Construction Defect: $41.8 Million resolution.
  • Pharmaceutical - Ortho Evra Pharmaceutical Resolution of Multiple Nationwide claims.
  • Construction Defect: $13.7 million settlement involving 500 duplexes. Alleged defects focused on roof underlayment and improper installation of substrate, flashing, and perimeters.
  • Construction Defect: $13 million resolution of 460 unit condominium project. Alleged defects included architectural design, water intrusion, roofs, decks, stucco, and plumbing issues.
  • Construction Defect: $8.5 million settlement involving 384 condominium units. Alleged defects included waterproofing, mechanical, electrical, improper drainage and deteriorated concrete and roofs. Case involved sophisticated insurance coverage issues and multiple parties and carriers.
  • Luxury High Rise Construction Defect: $8.8 million settlement involving 102 units. Alleged defects included decks, water intrusion, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical issues.
  • Construction Defect: $6.8 million settlement of 159 unit condominium project. Alleged defects included dry rot, mold, stucco application, window and flashing leaks, and mechanical issues.
  • Construction Defect: $5.9 million settlement involving 271 single-family homes.
  • Apartment Construction Defect: $3.2 million resolution of 264 unit apartment project.
  • Condominium Conversion Construction Defect: $2.8 million settlement. Case involved disclosure issues and structural stability of project.
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

  • 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

Counsel Comments

    • "Words cannot express the gratitude both I and my clients felt after Ross worked with us late into the evening in a virtual mediation. It was a complex case in which emotions ran high. Though conducting our mediation through the internet, Ross, as always, was the epitome of professionalism both in appearance and performance. Speaking to my clients as if he were in the same room with them, Ross managed to calm their anxiety and delivered a message they needed to hear with sensitivity and a necessary modicum of force."

      - Counsel for Luxury Home CD Plaintiff 

    • “Knows the law... Intelligence off the map. Hardest worker in field. A closer! Will settle your most difficult case.”
    • “His immediate grasp of the concepts and nuances, and his command of the process, places him among the top tier of mediators”
    • "Best mediator in the OC"




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