Andrew Morgan is senior counsel in WSHB's Northern California office. His practice focuses on complex construction defect litigation, appellate law, and business litigation.
Andrew defends general contractors, developers, and design professionals in complex residential construction defect cases. He is thoroughly familiar and experienced in all aspects of these disputes, including their often complex insurance coverage issues, related breach of contract and defense and indemnity claims, and defect claims arising from violations of building standards in Civil Code sections 895 et seq. (“SB800” or “Right to Repair Act”). His representation of builders resulted in the elimination of negligence and product liability causes of action for homeowners and expanded the conditions under which builders may assert their right to repair homes before being sued. Andrew is also a speaker at national construction defect conferences. Andrew also has significant appellate experience. He has successfully handled numerous appeals from orders made in civil proceedings and from orders made by administrative agencies. He obtained a unanimous California Supreme Court opinion in his client’s favor that resolved a split in authority among the Districts of the California Court of Appeal. (McMillin Albany v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 241.)
His business litigation practice includes the prosecution and defense of contract, partnership and land-use/property damage disputes. Andrew also has experience negotiating contracts with both private and governmental entities, and advising California politicians and government contractors on conflict of interest issues under the California Political Reform Act and Government Code section 1090.
Andrew attended the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. In his practice, Andrew strives to be proactive and creative in addressing his clients’ problems in a way that is both cost-effective through efficiency and successfully accomplishes the clients’ goals.
- University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2009)
- Brigham Young University (B.A., 2006)
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- “New changes to 30 .F.R. 100.3(c); Weaknesses and Suggested Improvements in the Assessment of a Mine Operator’s History of Violations” – Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law, 2008