LGP is proud to announce that one of our Seattle partners, Shane McFetridge, has been selected by Washington Super Lawyer’s Magazine as one of its 2015 rising stars!
Congratulations go out to our very own Beth Obra-White, a lawyer in our San Diego office. Beth has been recognized by The San Diego Business Journal as one of the “Best of the Bar for 2015” which recognizes lawyers chosen by their peers to be the most outstanding in their field.
Dr. Connie Mariano – The White House Doctor will be the keynote speaker at Women in Construction -West Coast Conference. Dr. Mariano is the first military woman to be appointed White House Physician. She served 9 years, where she was physician to three United States presidents.
LGP Founding Partner Joyia Greenfield has been selected to speak at the inaugural Women in Construction West Coast Conference, which will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ms. Greenfield will be one of the selected “trailblazers” to share her insight and corresponding advice gained through her experience and success in the construction industry.
The conference is scheduled to be an annual event, located in a different West Coast city each year. Please go to the following website for more information: www.womeninconference.com
Inaugural Women in Construction West Coast Conference
Holly Davies, the Managing Partner of LGP’s Arizona and New Mexico offices, has played a crucial role in organizing the first Women in Construction West Coast Conference, which will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona.
With women making up just 9.6% of the total work force in construction-related industries, and with construction-related jobs accounting for nearly 66% of all jobs in the United States, the first Women in Construction West Coast Conference has been organized to provide women in the construction industry an opportunity to network, learn, educate, share ideas, and to support one another as minorities in this field.
The day-long conference will include presentations by panels of women discussing trends in the construction industry, how (or whether) women’s roles in construction have evolved over the past ten years, how such roles are expected to evolve moving forward, and case studies on current challenging and interesting construction projects on the West Coast. In addition, women female trailblazers in the industry will share their insight, experience and advice.
The conference is scheduled to be an annual event, located in a different West Coast city each year. Please go to the following website for more information, registration and sponsorship opportunities: www.womeninconference.com.
Bill Cornell, a partner in our Seattle office, will speak at a seminar titled New Era of Condominium Development and Legal Trends, as part of a panel discussing the changing landscape of HOA claims against declarants. The seminar will take place in Seattle on May 7, 2015. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.theseminargroup.net/seminardetl.aspx?id=1561 or contact Bill Cornell at (206) 832-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud to announce that one of our California partners, Nelse Miller, has been nominated as an Officer in the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Section. She will serve the first of three year term as the Assistant Secretary for the Real Property Division starting in August 2015. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Nelse via email at email@example.com
We are pleased to be recognized by this year’s San Diego Business Journal as published in the 2015 “Book of Lists” with placement in the top 83 law firms at #23 and the 5th oldest local firm. We are also listed as a top ranked firm in the area of insurance defense firms defending construction and casualty cases. We attribute our success to our continued support by a superb staff firm-wide.
We are very, very proud to announce that, Ian Schuler, has been named a San Diego Daily Transcript 2014 Young Attorney!! Congratulations for a well-deserved award.
We are pleased to announce that Sarah Harty has been nominated for 2014 New Attorney in San Diego. Congratulations Sarah!!
Holly P. Davies, a partner in our Arizona office will be speaking at the NBI Seminar in New Mexico on November 3, 2014. For more information please click here.
Congratulations to the firm’s five newest partners! Promoted from within are Erin Clancy and Nelse Miller in our Southern California office, Sommer Clement in our Washington office, Elizabeth Wright in our Oregon office and Wakako Uritani in our Northern California office. We are proud of their achievements and welcome them to the partnership.
On August 6, 2014, Southern California-based Partner Sean Allen and Associate Erin Clancy participated in The Daily Transcript’s “Soaring Dimensions Executive Roundtable” that focused on the state of construction in San Diego, how industry players can avoid the same costly mistakes this time around, what the current building cycle looks like and how it is different than the last building boom, and dealing with limitations in the workforce. The article reflecting this Executive Roundtable may be found by way of the following link: Click here to view
We are pleased to announce that we have moved our Seattle office to better serve our clients. We are now located at 2101 Fourth Avenue, (Fourth & Blanchard), Suite 950, Seattle, WA 98121. Our phone, fax and e-mail addresses remain the same.
On November 3, 2014, Holly Davies will be speaking at the National Business Institutes’ presentation: “Construction Defect Litigation from A to Z” ,being held at the State Bar of New Mexico Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information or to register, go to www.nbi-sems.com.
The firm welcomes Beth Obra-White and Danielle Loss to our San Diego office, and Mark Moburg to our Seattle office.
We welcome Paul Landis as the newest associate in the firm in our Seattle office.
We are pleased to announce that Holly Davies, the partner of our Arizona office, has been elected President of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
We are pleased to welcome the two newest additions to our attorney staff, Corinna Arbiter in our Southern California office and Dana Tumenova in our Washington office.
We are pleased to support “Comfort for Charity” sponsored by the Construction Defect Community Charitable Foundation as part of this year’s West Coast Casualty CD Seminar charity of choice benefiting the construction defect community assisting those who have uninsured expenses because of disability, sickness and/or death of an immediate family member or member of the community.
Lisa Cappelluti of our Northern CA office, Rachel Nies of our Portland office and J.D. Turner of our Southern CA office have been appointed as Western Region Associates with the Women’s Construction Litigation Alliances (WCLA)!
Congratulations to Thomas Olsen and his associate Dane Joseph on their recently published opinion! Click here to view
Joyia Greenfield will be speaking at this year’s West Coast Casualty CD Seminar in May.
Her topic is “Working Smarter…Not Harder”.
Sean D. Allen was selected to speak at the 2014 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference in Anaheim. – “A Strategic Approach to Minimizing Defects in Complex High- Density Construction”.
Congratulations to Bruce Lorber for being named Super Lawyer for 2014!
We are pleased to announce that Holly P. Davies, Managing Partner of our Arizona office is President Elect of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and will be moving into the role of President in June of this year.
Sommer B. Clement, an attorney in the Seattle office of Lorber, Greenfield & Polito is serving as Chair of the Construction Section of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers. Sommer is coordinating a dynamic, panel-based program for the WDTL Annual Construction Law Update, which will take place at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle on February 21, 2014. Seattle partner Bill Cornell will speak as a panelist on the topic of High Rise Construction Claims. For more information about the 2014 Annual Construction Law Update, visit www.wdtl.org or contact Sommer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineers and Design Professionals Exposed to Liability in Washington
By: William T. Cornell and Derek P. Leuzzi
The Curious Case of the Condo Conversion
By Sean D. Allen, Esq. and Daniel J. Brast, Esq.
Trial in Oregon: The pros and cons of trial by ambush
Written by Rachel Nies and Elizabeth Wright, Portland Office
Don’t Underestimate Oregon and Washington Attorney Fee Statutes
By Rachel Nies and Elizabeth Wright, Portland Office
Yellow Brass Plumbing Claims in Washington
By William T. Cornell and Sommer B. Clement, Seattle Office
Subrogation vs. Right to Repair in Defective Construction Claims
By Thomas F. Olsen, San Diego Office