Corban_J__Porter

Senior Associate

Corban J. Porter

Location

1401 Willow Pass Road
Suite 700
Concord, CA 94520
P (925) 222-3400
F (925) 356-8250

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Bio

Corban specializes in the areas of commercial litigation, premises and general liability and construction litigation, representing a number of large local and national builders in a variety of disputes. Additionally, he represents businesses and employers in a broad range of employment litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour and other fair employment practice matters. Prior to joining Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, Corban worked for one of the Central Valley’s largest law firms, handling an array of agribusiness, complex commercial litigation and employment matters. Corban graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2009 where he was a member of the George Washington University Civil Litigation Clinic, providing pro bono legal representation for lower income residents in the District of Columbia.

Education

George Washington University (J.D., 2009)

Brigham Young University (B.A., 2005)

Licensed to Practice in:

California

Practice Areas

Commercial and Business Litigation
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  • Defense of breach of contract and fraud claims.
  • Handles litigation on behalf of commercial and corporate entities involving unfair competition and contractual claims.
  • Defense of businesses against claims made under California’s Unfair Business Practice Statutes (Business & Professions Code, Sections 17200 and 17500).
Employment
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  • Represents employers in all phases of employment litigation, including trial.
  • Defends employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.
  • Represents employers during all phases of EEOC and DFEH investigations.
General Liability and Casualty
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  • Defense of corporations, individuals and other business entities in a wide range of actions involving injury and wrongful death.
Construction
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  • Defense of large national and local developers and general contractors in actions for deficient construction, accidents, and breach of contract.
  • Prosecutes and defends claims related to Homeowners Associations, SB800 claims (Civil Code section 910, et al.), and Calderon claims (Civil Code section 1375).
Mold and Water Damage
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  • Representation of owners, landlords and managers in defending claims of water intrusion and mold exposure.

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Awards & Accomplishments

Named to Lawyers of Color's Hot List, 2014

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