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 (Amazon.com), 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 23 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 national speaker and lecturer on construction defect litigation and community association law. 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.
After more than two decades as a litigator, Mr. Feinberg successfully transitioned to full time dispute resolution services with JAMS, concentrating his practice in California . He is admitted to the bar in California, Nevada and Colorado. Numerous dispute resolution references are available upon request.
Mr. Feinberg has participated as an advocate in the following construction defect mediations and class actions:
- $3.2 million resolution of 264-unit apartment project
- $2.8 million settlement in condominium conversion construction defect matter. Case involved disclosure issues and structural stability of project.
- $21.5 million settlement of plumbing class action suit involving thermogalvanic corrosion in 3,000 single-family-homes
- $8.8 million settlement involving 102 luxury high-rise units. Alleged defects included decks, water intrusion, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical issues.
- $6.8 million settlement of 159 unit condominium project. Alleged defects included dry rot, mold, stucco application, window and flashing leaks, and mechanical issues.
- $5.9 million settlement involving 271 single-family homes
- $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.
- $13 million resolution of 460 unit condominium project. Alleged defects included architectural design, water intrusion, roofs, decks, stucco, and plumbing issues
- $13.7 million settlement involving 500 duplexes. Alleged defects focused on roof underlayment and improper installation of substrate, flashing, and perimeters.
- $41.8 million resolution of 5,000 home class action case involving galvanized corrosive plumbing. Settlement reached after incorporating several different lawsuits into a single global mediation. Mediation included over one hundred parties, insurance carriers, and counsel from around the world.
- 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 (Amazon.com)
- Member, California, Nevada, and Colorado Bar Associations
- 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
"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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