Civil Litigation and Trials

Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., has vast experience representing community associations (HOAs) in any type of civil dispute.  These disputes can range from complex construction defect, governing document enforcement to property damage claims, developer disputes and/or contract disputes.  Our experienced trial lawyers take great pride in efficiently and effectively handling any of these matters in all levels of state and federal courts throughout Southern California.

The attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. have a proven track record of success for our community association clients including recovery of monetary judgments, recovery of attorney’s fees, judgments for injunctive relief, and/or defense verdicts.  The Law Firm of Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. assists our clients with dispute resolutions before trial and has successfully resolved disputes in our client’s favor on numerous occasions short of trial.  However, when a proposed settlement is not in the best interest of our client, our attorneys have a well-deserved reputation for zealous and aggressive advocacy and the proven experience and commitment to succeed at trial.

Construction Defect Litigation

When attempting to work out construction related issues does not result in resolution, Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., can assist our clients with Plaintiff’s complex construction defect litigation.  Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. has represented both residential community association and commercial property owners associations in construction defect actions against developers, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and suppliers.

Combining our expertise with a vast network of industry leading construction experts, Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., has successfully prosecuted construction defect cases involving various types of construction, including wood frame/stucco construction, tilt-up concrete construction, and high-rise condominiums.  Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., has assisted our HOA clients in realizing numerous six, seven and eight figure settlements and jury awards.

The attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., are well-versed and experienced in all phases of construction defect litigation, including SB800 prerequisites to litigation, defect investigation, mediation, trial, and reconstruction.  Our attorneys stand at the forefront of the industry by litigating the most cutting edge legal issues facing construction defect litigants today. As a result of our hard work, our attorneys have been recognized nationally as Litigator of the Year for 2015.

The approach of Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., to construction defect litigation is unique in the industry.  We do not believe that every construction dispute must end in litigation.  Further, because we focus our efforts on corporate counsel first and foremost, we do not need to push our clients into litigation when it does not make sense for the client.  If litigation becomes necessary, Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., will prosecute each and every case in a concerted effort to maximize recovery for our client to the fullest extent possible.

General Civil Litigation

While the attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. have decades of experience in representing community associations, our law firm also has diverse litigation and trial experience in other types of disputes involving individuals and businesses.

Our attorneys have successfully resolved claims ranging from personal injury to adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, surety claims, real estate, employment, unfair competition, business torts, fraud, contract disputes, civil harassment, and financial elder abuse.  This vast and diverse experience enables our attorneys to have a better and broader perspective in community association matters, as well as to take on virtually any type of general civil or business dispute with proven success.

Document Enforcement

There are times when enforcement proceedings and alternative dispute resolution efforts fail to resolve conflicts between homeowners and HOAs or when immediate relief is necessary.  The attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. have the litigation experience and skill required to pursue enforcement actions through trial and judgment, as well as obtaining and enforcing restraining orders when necessary.

Writs & Appeals

In addition to representing our HOA clients from trial to judgment, Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. is experienced in managing and navigating the appellate process.  Prevailing at the appellate level requires excellent research, writing and oral advocacy skills.  Our seasoned HOA attorneys have authored multiple writs and appeals and have successfully advocated on behalf of our clients in state and federal appellate courts.

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