1600, 11766 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
Joel B. Castro has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in construction defect litigation. Without a computerized document database the Monterey Hills case would have quickly become unmanageable. Mr. Castro designed and created a sophisticated, networked, document database to log and summarize the 480,000 documents for discovery and trial. Mr. Castro has litigated most types of major complex construction cases and has performed structural, waterproofing, soils and general construction investigations for commercial, industrial and residential projects. He has been cited by the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal for his skill in complex multi-party cases setting new standards for forensic investigations following the collapse of the Northridge Meadows complex during the Northridge Earthquake and the 2003 Acorn Building collapse during the San Simeon earthquake. He earned both his B.A. and his J.D. from UCLA.
3355 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
For over 25 years, Mark Cobb has been a leader in the field of Construction Law. Born in Pensacola, Florida and educated at Washington & Lee University School of Law, Mark began his practice representing a national supplier of heavy equipment. Decades later, he still represents that supplier, but he has added owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors and subcontractors to his book of clients. Consequently, Mark understands his clients\' business goals as well as their legal rights . He recently edited a 50-State Lien Law Handbook published by the ABA and has written and lectured on construction contracts, Miller Act claims, and Georgia materialmen\'s lien law. He has also been a pioneer in Georgia\'s Subcontractor law. As a strategic partner with his clients, Mark assists with developments, construction contracting, defaults and defects as well as payment issues. He is a seasoned mediator, arbitrator and third-party neutral.
1303 Clear Springs Trce, Louisville, KY 40223, USA
Lawyers Professional Liability Allan Cobb is lawyer, teacher, friend, confidant, drone “hobbyist,” and Pulitzer Prize nominated photographer. He focuses his law practice on federal and state legal malpractice defense, personal injury, business litigation, technology law, and identity theft recovery. He has a B.S. in Political Science and Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville. Prior to engaging in the civil practice of law, he was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Jefferson County, Kentucky, where he prosecuted computer crimes, public integrity crimes, and white-collar crimes. While an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, he wrote Kentucky’s present computer crime statutes (i.e., KRS 434.840—434.860 “Unlawful Access to a Computer”). Allan has been on faculty at both Boston University and the University of Louisville, and published numerous articles in the areas of law and technology.
8000 IH10 West, Suite 1500, San Antonio, Texas 78230
Government Law Roxann has 23 years of municipal law experience. She has a Merit Certification in Municipal Law from the Texas City Attorneys Association. Roxann worked for the City of Dallas for 14 years as an Executive Assistant City Attorney. She also was cross-designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for 8 years and won national awards from the U.S. Department of Justice for her work to improve cities and reduce violent gun crime. After serving Dallas, she served as the Harlingen City Attorney for 4 years. Today, Roxann offices in San Antonio and serves cities throughout Texas. Having lectured at 40+ national conferences all across America on municipal law -- she is known as an innovator, collaborator, and problem-solver. Roxann knows how to protect your city.
Parker & Covert, 2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 190, Sacramento, CA 95833
Education Law Mr. Covert has earned a reputation for successfully assisting clients in mediation and other resolutions of complex disputes. A majority of his clients are school districts; however, Mr. Covert also represents community college districts and other public agencies, along with a select number of private sector clients. He works significantly in the areas of school construction, land acquisition and finance, including programs under state and federal law providing revenue for school projects. He has provided legal assistance to FCMAT. He has negotiated a variety of school funding agreements with developers, on behalf of school district clients. Mr. Covert has assisted in the establishment of numerous Mello-Roos community facilities districts throughout the state, along with school facility improvement districts and other specialized tax generating entities. He has assisted in the contractor selection and award process for school projects under traditional bidding, design-build procedures and lease leaseback construction procedures. Mr. Covert also serves as bond counsel and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. In this capacity, he has assisted school districts in numerous school bond elections and school bond issues. He has also served as bond counsel on various federal construction and finance programs for schools including QZAB, CREB, QSCB, certificates of participation and lease revenue bonds. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops for the California School Board Association, the Coalition for Adequate School Housing and other organizations.