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San Diego Construction Law Lawyers

Knowledgeable California Construction Lawyers

Every stage of a construction contract has the potential to raise significant legal questions, including issues like how to draft a contractor agreement, how to resolve a construction defect dispute, and how to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien.

At the Watkins Firm, our attorneys are well-versed in California construction law and prepared to guide clients through effective transactions and pursue targeted litigation strategies. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us at our offices in San Diego.

Seeking Prompt Resolution of Construction Disputes

Construction disputes are one of the most common sources of litigation in the California courts. Our attorneys are experienced at vigorously advocating for our clients’ rights and interests in construction litigation, including but not limited to the following:

  • Construction defect litigation: We represent developers, contractors and property owners in litigation over alleged latent defects in construction. If you are experiencing subsidence, water intrusion or other symptoms of potential construction defects, or if you have been named in a construction defect claim, we can help.
  • Contractor disputes: Conflicts between general contractors and subcontractors or among subcontractors can have a major impact on all parties involved, including the property owner, leading to delays and cost overruns. Our firm moves quickly to effectively address construction contractor disputes.
  • Mechanic’s liens: When construction contractors and subcontractors do not get paid, they have the option under California law of filing mechanic’s liens on the properties in question. Our attorneys handle the processes of filing and foreclosing on mechanic’s liens.

We are familiar with all relevant aspects of California construction law and closely related areas of law such as contract law. We respect our clients’ bottom lines by developing personally tailored litigation plans focused on pursuing their desired results efficiently.

Protecting Your Interests in Construction Transactions

One way to avoid litigation is to have an experienced lawyer draft and negotiate documents such as architect agreements, engineering and design agreements, purchase orders, payment and performance bonds, consulting agreements and construction management agreements.

Construction contracts are extremely complicated, and the standard form contracts that are publicly available may require substantial revision before they will meet your needs.

Whether you are a property owner, developer, general contractor, subcontractor, investor or other party to a construction project, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help you pursue your goals and protect yourself from unnecessary liability.

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To set up a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable San Diego business lawyers, call us at 858-535-1511 or contact us online.


9915 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92131

Telephone: (858) 535-1511
Fax: (858) 535-1581