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Jennifer J. Griffin

Attorney

Jennifer focuses on bringing effective and efficient resolution to matters involving public and private works disputes, subcontractor listing and substitution issues, bidding issues, surety bond claims, and collections.

(858) 737-3100, Ext. 3114

(858) 737-3101

Jennifer Griffin works with business owners, executives, and in-house counsel to provide legal expertise in construction law, business and commercial litigation, and government and regulatory law.  Her construction practice focuses on bringing effective and efficient resolution to matters involving public and private works disputes, surety bond claims, and collections.  Jennifer also works with both large and small businesses, and individuals, on a variety of general business and commercial disputes.

CLAIMS AND DISPUTES

The construction arena presents many challenges for local, state, and federal prime contractors, and subcontractors seeking to pursue general contractors, project owners, and designers for recovery of extra work claims caused by design changes, delays, errors, and omissions.  Specialty subcontractors in electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and carpentry trades share similar payment pains caused by upstream project participants.  Driven by her strong work ethic and penchant for detail — combined with the firm’s aggressive representation approach — Jennifer produces positive resolutions and results.

COLLECTIONS

General contractors, design-builders, and construction managers frequently encounter payment delays from project owners. In turn, downstream trades suffer from not being paid their contract balance or for extra work performed.  Successfully resolving such payment claims requires skillful utilization of statutory remedies including liens and stop payment notices.  It is an area in which Jennifer is achieving consistent results.  But her skill set doesn’t stop there.  Jennifer also offers the ability to defend clients seeking to minimize their liability when they find themselves on the wrong end of a collections claim.

BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Jennifer’s practice also includes litigation where she works with general contractors, design-builders, construction managers, and insurance companies.  Whether she is prosecuting to secure collections payments or defending clients so as to minimize liability, Jennifer is resolute in her approach.  Exceptional due diligence, attention to detail, pragmatic cost analysis, and creative legal thinking lead the way — and are paramount to the success of Jennifer and to the benefit of our clients.

  • Construction litigation
  • Mechanic’s liens, stop payment notices, and payment bond claims
  • Public and private works disputes
  • Subcontractor default issues
  • Delay, inefficiency, and extra work claims
  • Construction defect and defective work claims
  • Local, state, federal, and private collection and bond actions
  • Contract defaults
  • Insurance coverage

Jennifer Griffin works with business owners, executives, and in-house counsel to provide legal expertise in construction law, business and commercial litigation, and government and regulatory law.  Her construction practice focuses on bringing effective and efficient resolution to matters involving public and private works disputes, surety bond claims, and collections.  Jennifer also works with both large and small businesses, and individuals, on a variety of general business and commercial disputes.

CLAIMS AND DISPUTES

The construction arena presents many challenges for local, state, and federal prime contractors, and subcontractors seeking to pursue general contractors, project owners, and designers for recovery of extra work claims caused by design changes, delays, errors, and omissions.  Specialty subcontractors in electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and carpentry trades share similar payment pains caused by upstream project participants.  Driven by her strong work ethic and penchant for detail — combined with the firm’s aggressive representation approach — Jennifer produces positive resolutions and results.

COLLECTIONS

General contractors, design-builders, and construction managers frequently encounter payment delays from project owners. In turn, downstream trades suffer from not being paid their contract balance or for extra work performed.  Successfully resolving such payment claims requires skillful utilization of statutory remedies including liens and stop payment notices.  It is an area in which Jennifer is achieving consistent results.  But her skill set doesn’t stop there.  Jennifer also offers the ability to defend clients seeking to minimize their liability when they find themselves on the wrong end of a collections claim.

BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Jennifer’s practice also includes litigation where she works with general contractors, design-builders, construction managers, and insurance companies.  Whether she is prosecuting to secure collections payments or defending clients so as to minimize liability, Jennifer is resolute in her approach.  Exceptional due diligence, attention to detail, pragmatic cost analysis, and creative legal thinking lead the way — and are paramount to the success of Jennifer and to the benefit of our clients.

  • Construction litigation
  • Mechanic’s liens, stop payment notices, and payment bond claims
  • Public and private works disputes
  • Subcontractor default issues
  • Delay, inefficiency, and extra work claims
  • Construction defect and defective work claims
  • Local, state, federal, and private collection and bond actions
  • Contract defaults
  • Insurance coverage

Jennifer focuses on bringing effective and efficient resolution to matters involving public and private works disputes, subcontractor listing and substitution issues, bidding issues, surety bond claims, and collections.

(858) 737-3100, Ext. 3114

(858) 737-3101

  • Construction Law
    • Claims & Disputes
    • Collections
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • California: State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts of California: Eastern
  • UC Davis School of Law, J.D., with honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • Environmental Law Society
    • Editor, Law Review
    • Senior Articles Editor, Environs Environmental Law and Policy Journal
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., U.S. Environmental Policy and Management
    • Cal Alumni Leadership Award
  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
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