Construction Defect Litigation
Monteleone & McCrory represents building owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers and product manufacturers throughout California and Arizona primarily in defense of construction defect claims. These claims include, but are not limited to both design and construction issues pertaining to everything from the structural design to the architectural features, from the soils through the foundations to the walls, windows, mechanical and electrical systems and the roofs. These claims also include defects asserted as to materials used in the construction process such as concrete, windows, waterproof coatings and other building components, as well as associated claims of water intrusion and toxic mold.
Although our firm makes every effort to resolve construction defect claims out of the courtroom, the key to success is preparing every case as if it will be tried to a judge or jury. As trial lawyers, we approach every case as if it will be in the courtroom someday. We believe this approach provides our clients the leverage necessary to favorably resolved claims.
In recent years, the firm has represented major concrete suppliers against claims of defective concrete brought by multiple homeowners in large defect cases. Monteleone & McCrory’s attorneys participated in the first so-called “sulfate-attack” trial held in California and have successfully defended concrete suppliers in other cases.
As a result of these successes, Monteleone & McCrory has gained a national reputation in the field of construction defect litigation. Its attorneys have been retained by industry groups, among others, to educate their members in the preparation and defense of construction defect cases now proliferating throughout the southwestern regions of the United States. In this regard, the firm has no equal in terms of experience and success in defending these types of cases.