Penny deihl

Penelope M. Deihl


Los Angeles

1055 West Seventh Street
Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1993
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1989
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
Supreme Court of California

Penelope M. Deihl


Penny Deihl is a trial lawyer with a wealth of knowledge and experience in representing clients, including Fortune 500 companies. This experience includes resolving disputes through first-chair jury trial, binding arbitration and mediation. Most recently, she has litigated a case through binding arbitration that lasted over 180 days. Penny is the Chair of the Attorney Development Committee and Co-Chair of the Construction & Design Group. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of Clark Hill BOLD – Los Angeles, the firm's strategy to promote women within the firm, the legal profession, and the business community.

Penny specializes in the areas of construction law, professional liability (including architects, engineers, real estate brokers, insurance brokers and mortgage brokers), products liability and all aspects of civil liability.


  • Quoted in "Judge tosses suit alleging discrimination in LA market", Daily Journal, September 12, 2017
  • "What You Didn’t Learn In Law School," The Voice DRI Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 3, September 23, 2014
  • Sovereign Immunity, North American Contingency Association (NACA) Annual Conference, May, 2012
  • Bullying & Cyber-Bullying: Preventing & Mitigating Legal Issues, conference for educational institutions co-sponsored by WRM America and Morris Polich & Purdy LLP, San Francisco, April, 2012 (this conference was covered by the San Francisco Chronicle on April 26, 2012 and by the Daily Journal on April 27, 2012)
  • Indemnity Agreements: Transferring the Risk, AIA K-Talk video from "Risk Management Best Practices" aecKnowledge continuing education course
  • Trends in Mediation, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Annual Conference, April, 2012
  • Top Ten Mistakes Made By Real Estate Brokers/Agents, presented to Keller Williams Coastal Properties, Inc., August, 2012 and January, 2013 
  • Guest Presenter at UCLA School of Architecture on Building Information Management Systems 
  • Guest Presenter at USC School of Architecture on Legal Issues Confronting New Architects
  • Multiple Presentations on Express and Equitable Indemnity 
  • Employee versus Independent Contractor Status
  • Evaluation of Construction Contracts
  • Transferring the Risk
  • California Law Update
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
Real Estate Broker, 2004
Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability Committee: Seminar Planning Committee (2014); Annual Meeting Chair (2014); Substantive Law Group Vice Chair for Real Estate Professionals (2013-2014) ; Annual Meeting Co-Chair (2013)
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM): Women’s Forum Steering Committee (2012); Women's Forum for Annual Conference (2013)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
California Association of Realtors
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International
Venice Chamber of Commerce (2011-2013)