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The Law Office of Justin N. Tierney

The Law office Of Justin N. Tierney

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Law Office of Justin Tierney
(1993-Present)
Sacramento, California


Principal of civil litigation defense practice focusing on personal  injury and property defense, construction defect and mold defense,  public entity defense, premise and product liability and insurance  defense in Federal and California courts.   Sacramento and El Dorado  Superior Court settlement judge pro tem.  Judicial arbitrator in  Sacramento, Yolo and Solano counties.  Early Neutral Evaluator for  Federal District Court, Eastern District of California.


Mason and Thomas
(1987-1993)
Sacramento, California


Employed by insurance defense firm.  Specialized in construction  defect, public entity defense, motor vehicle accidents, and complex  litigation involving environmental and construction law.


Law Office of James S. Reed
(1984-1986)
Sacramento, California 


During law school, employed as law clerk for personal injury, contract and business transaction law.


California Energy Commission
(1979-1982)
Geothermal Energy Specialist


Before attending law school, responsible for a statewide marketing  strategy to develop an alternative energy technology (direct use of  geothermal energy).  Educated and assisted businesses, investors,  engineers and local government entities toward developing specific  applications of the technology.  Also, responsible for coordinating  NEPA/CEQA (EIS/EIR) review for the Commission.  Published reports  included a guide to small scale electric geothermal development and wind  development EIR.  


EDUCATION


McGeorge School of Law
(1982-1986)
Sacramento, California
Juris Doctor


A practical legal education emphasizing insurance, property and  contract law, civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution.


University of California, at Davis
(1974-1978)
Bachelor of Science, "Biological Ecology"


Created an individual, interdisciplinary major that included  bio-chemistry, ecology, life sciences, genetics, advanced mathematics,  human development and earth sciences.  


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Member:  State Bar of California; Northern, Eastern and  Central U.S. District Courts of California, and Ninth Circuit Court of  Appeals.


Continuing Legal Education Instructor: Strategies for  Conducting Successful Contractual Arbitration (CEB); Handling Complex  Civil Litigation (CCLSA); Construction Defects and Mold Litigation   (Lorman) and Advanced Deposition Tactics (NBI).  Guest lecturer at the  University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. 


Professional Affiliations:  Sacramento Risk Management Forum  (Past President), Member of Sacramento County Bar Association,  Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California, and Federal Bar  Association.


RELEVANT LEGAL PUBLICATIONS


“Construction Defect and Mold Litigation” Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems in California (Lorman: 2002/2003)


"California Home Builders' Market: Analysis of Construction Defect and Mold Litigation" (For Munich Re, Zurich, Switzerland - May, 2004)


“Defending Your Expert’s Testimony” Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics (NBI: January 2009)


“Construction Defect and Mold Litigation” Advances in Environmental Mold Issues in California (Lorman: 2003)