Firmwide Managing Partner

Stewart D. Reid


10960 Wilshire Boulevard
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
P (310) 481-7600
F (310) 481-7650

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As Firmwide Managing Partner, Stewart is responsible for the operation of the firm across a national platform. In this role, Stewart also serves on WSHB’s Management Committee, which oversees all aspects of the firm’s wide and diverse practice areas. Stewart has a broad range of experience and skill litigating professional liability, subrogation, class action, product liability, and commercial business matters. He has particular expertise in alternate fee arrangements and litigation management. Our clients expect the firm to deliver successful results – not just on one case, but over long stretches of time across the entire relationship. Knowing, tracking, and analyzing performance metrics across a broad spectrum of touch points is key to delivering the success clients demand.

Stewart has a distinct interest in construction litigation. He regularly represents residential and commercial builders and owners – both private and public – in payment disputes, recovery actions, construction defect, mechanic’s lien, stop notice, delay and acceleration claims, and construction site injury and casualty claims. Growing up working heavy construction projects, and later as a licensed general contractor building single family homes, Stewart is uniquely qualified to provide creative representation to California’s largest contractors, homebuilders and property developers.



University of La Verne College of Law (J.D., 1995)

University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1989)

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Practice Areas

  • Prosecution and defense of actions for breach of contract and fraud.
  • Prosecution and defense of actions involving land sale contracts.
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts.
  • Coordination and implementation of risk-management protocol for a wide range of businesses.
Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Prosecution of unlawful detainer actions arising out of major land acquisitions.
  • Defense of home builders against a wide range of property and personal injury claims.
  • Representation of several of California’s largest home builders.
Complex Tort and Casualty
  • Defense of owners and property managers against bodily injury claims.
  • Defense of major national retailer against customer allegations of wrongful detention and accidents on store premises.
Professional Liability
  • Architects and engineers
  • Insurance brokers and agents
  • Real estate brokers and agents
Real Estate and Land Use
  • Land use and entitlements including regulatory, environmental, and construction permitting issues.
  • Payment and Performance bond issues.
  • Handle recovery and subrogation claims arising out of construction activities – whether related to fire, substandard construction, collapse, or subsidence.
  • Assist numerous business owners and fortune 500 companies with the recovery of uninsured losses.


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California State Contractors License Class B #645839

Building Industry Association of Southern California, Member

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member

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Awards & Accomplishments

AV rated Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

Named Southern California Super Lawyer, 2012

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