WSHB Partner Tom Fama is on deck to present at the upcoming Construction and Litigation Management (CLM) Conference in San Diego, CA. In a session entitled, "Blurred Lines; Emerging Issues with Design Professional Liability and Construction Defects," scheduled to take place on September 23rd at 1:00 p.m., Tom will discuss the responsibility of design professionals to maintain charge over their design from conception to completion. This panel dives into the duties and responsibilities of design professionals prior to and during construction projects as well as emerging trends with design professional liability. Mr. Fama will be joined by fellow distinguished professionals Bert Dizon of Gallagher Bassett Services, Andy Guerra of Envista Forensics and Ryan Pitterson of Turner Construction Company.
Mr. Fama specializes in the areas of real estate, land use, title insurance, professional liability, construction defect, and construction accident defense work. Tom brings his seasoned litigation skills to complex construction claims in California, counseling and defending the nation’s largest home builders against all facets of construction defect and construction accident litigation. He advises home builders on creative alternative strategies and proposals to litigation that have helped clients avoid multi-million dollar lawsuits. Recognized by judges and mediators, he is a creative lawyer that brings practical effective solutions to complex construction situations. In addition, he has successfully defended professional and product liability matters, businesses against personal injury claims and counsels home builders in contractual matters with subcontractors. Tom secured favorable results for his clients in litigated matters, including receiving defense verdicts for lenders, developers and general contractors. He is highly skilled in all facets of litigation, including trial and appeal as well as being a licensed real estate broker.