• Mediator

  • Arbitrator

  • Discovery Referee

  • Appellate Consultant

Types of Cases Handled:

• Multi-party construction defect 
• Building code interpretation/application
• Construction defect (electrical)
• Design defect 
• Equitable tolling
• Public Contract Code
• Breach of contract
• Interpretation of contract
• Equitable indemnity
• Fraud
• Stop notices
• Mechanics liens
• “Privette” issues

Representative Cases:

  • Dispute between contractor and public agency regarding compensation due. The issue was whether the contractor had to also comply with statutory claim procedures (Govt. Code §§905; 910) when it complies with contractual claim procedures (Govt. Code §930 et seq.).​



Hon. Maria P. Rivera  (Ret.)​
First District Court of Appeal