RONALD E. WHITE

Ronald E. White is a partner at Lubka & White LLP. For more than 30 years, Ron has successfully defended and prosecuted complex construction and commercial claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars in judgments and settlements. He has also served as a mediator since 1996, providing dispute resolution services involving construction claims, commercial contract disputes, insurance claims, and personal injury.

Ron’s litigation experience spans large construction projects such as dams, convention centers, waste water treatment facilities, high rise buildings, housing tracts and condominium developments. He prosecuted dozens of property damage and bad faith insurance claims for plaintiff homeowners, at one point being named plaintiffs’ liaison counsel to the Los Angeles County Superior Court for hundreds of insurance claims arising out of the Northridge earthquake. In another case, a jury awarded Ron’s client damages for injuries sustained on the property of a Fortune 100 company, one of the few verdicts rendered against this company by an Orange County jury.

Over the years, Ron has represented cities, counties and other public agencies, large corporations and small businesses, individuals and homeowner associations. He has both bench and jury trial experience, as well as arbitration experience in a variety of forums. He has extensive experience in the organization and management of complex claims involving large numbers of witnesses and evidence.

Areas of Expertise

  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction
  • Public Works Projects
  • Licensing Issues
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Stop Notices
  • Bond Claims
  • Bid Protests
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education and Training

  • Juris Doctorate, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University
  • Mediation Training Certificates, Harvard Law School; Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Institute of Construction Management

Bar Admissions

  • California, Arizona, and Utah

Published Appellate Court Opinions

    • Great Western Bank v. Converse Consultants (1997) 58 Cal. App. 4th 609
    • Halbert’s Lumber, Inc. v. Lucky Stores, Inc. (1992) 6 Cal. App. 4th 1233
    • Rubinstein v. Barnes (1987) 195 Ca. App. 3rd 276

Representative Work

      • Convention Center-Represented concrete subcontractor in a multi-million dollar claim
      • Condominium Development-Defended developer in a construction defect case
      • High School-Defended general contractor in subcontractor’s claim for delay and disruption
      • Water Reclamation project-Defended owner in breach of contract case
      • Earthen Dam-Defended owner in changed conditions claim
      • Tract Housing-Defended developer in construction defect/fraud case
      • Landslide -Defended geotechnical engineering firm in claim for negligence at residential project
      • Hospital-Defended owner against general contractor in design error case
      • High rise Commercial Building-defended subcontractor in construction defect case
      • Property Damage Claims-Prosecuted dozens of breach of contract and insurance bad faith actions arising from the Northridge earthquake

Community Service

    • Board of Education, Bonita Unified School District; Boy Scouts of America

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