Law Office of Justin Tierney
Principal of civil litigation defense practice focusing on personal injury and property defense, construction defect and construction law, public entity defense, premise, and product liability, litigation defense, and insurance law including coverage disputes in Federal and California courts. Judicial mediator and arbitrator for local superior courts and private mediator and arbitrator.
Mason and Thomas
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
During law school, employed as law clerk for personal injury, contract and business transaction law.
McGeorge School of Law
A practical legal education emphasizing insurance, property and contract law, civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
University of California, at Davis
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.
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)