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Design professionals, owners, contractors and businesses rely on Renee Diaz’s counsel to guide them through conflicts involving contract and business disputes, lien claims, construction defects and professional liability matters.

Renee Diaz focuses her practice in construction and business disputes, regularly counseling architects, engineers, owners and contractors in a range of construction law matters. She also counsels clients in real estate and commercial disputes, advising advises businesses on risk exposure and risk management.  Her experience includes representing clients in high-dollar disputes in trials, arbitrations, and mediations that involve matters ranging from contract disputes, delay claims, unforeseen site conditions, payment remedies, licensure, and claims of defective design or construction.

She has secured favorable judgments and settlements for her clients in actions including preparing and arguing successful summary judgment motions in complex cases. Among her notable engagements was demonstrating that a multi-million dollar subrogation mold claim against the project architect was negated by the doctrine of superior equities as the general contractor failed to properly install antimicrobial flooring material, spurring a settlement in the low five figures, and achieving the early dismissal of a law firm and attorneys through summary judgment from a case involving a freelance paralegal’s claim that the law firm was obligated to pay for the paralegal’s fees for services despite a written contract obligating such fees be paid by the firm’s client, a dismissal that held up on later appeal.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Renee represented corporate defendants, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, in products liability, breach of contract, catastrophic personal injury, warranty and commercial litigation matters.

Education

J.D., cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1996
B.A., University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Memberships

Amicus Committee, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Bar Association of San Francisco

Education Chair, Construction Law Subsection, Los Angeles County Bar Association

State Bar Licenses

California

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of California
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California