Kevin Gillispie has worked in the Northern California office since 2001, starting in the Summer Associate Program straight out of law school. Kevin specializes in construction litigation, product liability, employment law, business litigation, and tort defense. Kevin works with clients on all aspects of their business including corporate formation, document creation, risk management and, if necessary, litigation. His clients include everything from individuals and small local businesses to large Fortune 500 companies—he enjoys the unique challenges and opportunities presented working with such a wide range of clients. A native of the Central Valley, Kevin has also worked with the farming industry in many agricultural related matters including lease disputes, land acquisition, sales and profit disputes as well as contaminant claims.
University of California Hastings Law School (J.D., 2002)
University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 1998)
United States Supreme Court Compels Arbitration of Claims Subject to Federal Arbitration Act Even Where the Complaint Includes Nonarbitrable Causes of Action, Legal Insights, Winter 2012 (Chartis Insurance).
“The Insurer’s and Defense Counsel’s Perspective: New Trends in the Investigation and Discovery of a Construction Defect Claim,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
Author, “The Insurer’s and Defense Counsel’s Perspective: New Trends in the Investigation and Discovery of a Construction Defect Claim,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
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Events, Seminars & Presentations
Construction Defect Defense in a Down Economy, ADC Northern California, Annual Meeting, December 9, 2010
Dealing with Homeowner Claims & Solicitation Letters: A Builder’s Guide to Responding to and Avoiding Construction Defect Claim; California Building Industry Association, North State Building Industry Association and Building Industry Association of San Diego County
Risk Management & Customer Service; Building Industry Association of the Delta
Understanding SB 800; for publicly traded residential builder
Emerging Issues in Construction Defect Claims; for international insurance carrier
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Discovery Facilitator, Contra Costa County Superior Court
Active with Mt. Diablo Silverado Counsel Club Scouts of America
Soccer Coach, Mustang Soccer League
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Member of Executive Editorial Board, CJM Journal of American Law
Law Certified Litigation Management Professional by the Litigation Management Institute and Columbia Law School
Awards & Accomplishments
AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
Northern California Rising Star, 2009-2010, 2012-2017