Attorney and Lawyer in Westlake Village, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles California, and Nevada

Areas of Practice

The attorneys at Robertson & Associates are experienced in handling construction litigation and related fields of practice. The areas of practice include Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Environmental law, OSHA Litigation, Product Liability and Mediation/Arbitration services.
Construction Litigation

Robertson & Associates has successfully represented clients for more than 20 years in all aspects of construction disputes, including litigation, arbitration and mediation of such claims. The Firm's experience with residential construction includes high-rise condo and hotel projects, mass-produced single family homes, condominium projects and multi-million dollar custom luxury homes. The Firm's experience with commercial construction includes concrete tilt-up office buildings, manufacturing facilities, universities, hotels and casinos, sports arenas, courthouses and government facilities. The Firm's experience with heavy construction includes dams, concrete-lined river channels, underground utilities, pipelines, highways and oilfield operations.

The Firm's cases have included the following types of construction disputes:

    * Complex, multi-party construction defects
    * Construction claims (private and public works)
    * Mechanic's liens and stop notices
    * Jobsite accidents

Mold/IAQ Litigation

Since 1995, Robertson & Associates has developed a reputation as a nationally recognized leader in microbial contamination litigation. Alexander Robertson, IV has chaired numerous national mold litigation conferences, and has published extensively on this subject for national legal and consumer publications. Mr. Robertson served as an expert consultant to the California Senate Health & Human Services Committee on drafting the Toxic Mold Protection Act (S.B. 732), which in 2001 became the first toxic mold law in the country.

The Firm's clients in mold cases have included hotels and casinos, cities and counties, judicial officers, public figures such as Erin Brockovich, Ed McMahon & Ted Nugent, professional athletes, employers, developers and commercial building owners. The Firm has obtained some of the largest published recoveries in the country for its clients in mold cases.

The Firm's experience in handling indoor air quality (IAQ) issues include personal injury and property damage litigation, class actions, remediation programs, risk assessment, and responding to investigations by OSHA and NIOSH regarding:

    * Mold
    * Legionnaire's Disease
    * Noroviruses

Environmental Law

Robertson & Associates has experience handling mass toxic tort cases, including:

    * Mold contamination
    * Asbestos
    * Hazardous waste
    * Groundwater contamination
    * Vapor intrusion
    * Toxic gas releases
    * Oil refinery & oilfield explosions

 
Catastrophic Claims

The Firm has experience handling claims arising from catastrophic disasters, such as the Northridge Earthquake and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Services provided by Robertson & Associates include:

    * Wrongful death and personal injury litigation
    * Legal disaster response team:
          o Documentation of damage
          o Causation investigation
          o Directing forensic expert investigation
    * Representation of insureds in catastrophic insurance claims

OSHA Violations

The Firm has represented employers and contractors throughout California in appealing OSHA citations in Administrative Hearings before the California and Federal Occupational Safety & Health Appeals Boards.
Real Estate Law

The Firm has experience in handling all aspects of real estate litigation, including disputes involving failure to disclose, easements, specific performance, and breach of contract.
Product Liability

Robertson & Associates is experienced in representing clients involved in claims that products were defectively designed and manufactured. The Firm has handled a wide variety of cases involving various types of products, including ABS pipe, recreational watercraft, breast implants, automobiles, explosives and construction components.
Securities Fraud

The Firm’s extensive experience in real estate, construction and oilfield operations serves to provide our clients with a unique background to handle fraudulent investment schemes involving condo hotels, gold mine and oilfield investment contracts.  The Firm is actively involved in litigating securities fraud cases on behalf of investors in California, Nevada and Hawaii.

 
Mediation/Arbitration

Alexander Robertson, IV acts as both a mediator and arbitrator of complex construction disputes. He is affiliated with Forum Dispute Management as a mediator and is a member of the national panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association for both the Construction and Large Complex Commercial Panels. He can be contacted for mediations through www.adrforum.com and for arbitrations through www.adr.org.