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Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP.

Construction

4 ranked lawyersBand 2CaliforniaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A strong presence in construction disputes, offering clients extensive experience in litigation and international arbitration. Displays further expertise in risk management, in addition to bid protests and procurement issues. Advises clients on a broad range of construction projects, and has a continued focus on healthcare projects. Particular strength in Southern California, with offices in Los Angeles and Irvine, alongside one in Las Vegas, Nevada. Able to draw on additional expertise in related areas such as fidelity and surety law, tort defense and real estate.

Strengths

"It is a fantastic firm," comments a pleased client, adding: "They are highly receptive and responsive."

Work highlights

Represented the designer HNTB in litigation against the contractor Walsh Shea Corridor Construction in a dispute concerning the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority light rail line to LAX.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Gadbois is skilled in the handling of matters involving both public and private construction projects, and advises owners and contractors on procurement issues, bid protests and claims avoidance, among other matters.
"She is an excellent attorney."

Glenn Turner has over four decades of experience in disputes concerning the timely completion of work, contracts, surety and design. He is particularly well regarded for his handling of complex multiparty litigation, and his clients include municipal governments, contractors and subcontractors.
"He has a varied practice including contract work and litigation. He does it all and knows it all."

Richard Wittbrodt is co-head of the department and draws on his vast experience to provide advice on construction matters, with a particular focus on litigation.
"He is an awesome attorney and has very good trial and construction experience. He also has a problem-solving mind set." "He is an extremely skilled litigator; he's very strategic and able to work with adversaries while not compromising the client's position."

Sara Kornblatt maintains a varied practice, including advising clients on transactional work related to construction projects as well as handling litigation.
"She is an excellent attorney with significant trial experience." "She is an impressive lawyer; her work product is excellent and she is great in oral argument before judges."

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California

Construction


Barbara Gadbois
Band 3
Glenn E Turner III
Band 2
Richard J Wittbrodt
Band 4
Sara Kornblatt
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