Solid Counsel for Construction Defects

Construction Defect Law since 1990.

Chaix Law has exclusively practiced in construction defect litigation for over 30 years. Its all we do and all we have ever done. We are experts in the field. The depth and breadth of our legal experience with the construction defect claims process is unparalleled. We know how to navigate the complicated pre-claim provisions contained in the Association’s governing documents (CC&R’s) or individual purchase agreements. We are intimately familiar with building codes and construction standards and know how to litigate/negotiate against developers and their insurance carriers and have developed excellent relationships with industry leading experts to investigate your claim. We have the burden of proof and understand how to posture your claim for early success at settlement or trial.

We represent our clients on a contingency fee basis which means we only receive a fee if you receive a settlement or verdict. We advance all costs associated with your claim.

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We will honestly advise you of your case strengths and weaknesses. We will timely report all progress of your claim and advise on strategies for your case and reach consensus on next steps.


Construction defects can cause financial and emotional anxiety and do not only arise during work hours. We will personally attend all Association meetings and field all homeowner inquiries. We are partners in the case and available whenever you need us.


There are no issues in the construction defect world that we haven’t handled. From start to finish, we provide a hands-on, all-inclusive approach to advising and resolving any issue which may arise. We also handle all communications with homeowners in Association’s which arise during these cases. We provide legal counsel, included in our fee, throughout the reconstruction process.


We've seen it all

With over 32 years of personal experience in construction defect law, we have experience in every aspect of your case and will guide you through this complex area of the law.

Our Established Relationships Bring more to the table

We’ve worked hard to develop trusted relationships with experts, mediators, arbitrators, insurance carriers, and counsel for developers. This brings years of experience and fair dealing to your claim. The developer knows that if we are involved, the claim is legitimate and will be prosecuted fairly.

Experienced Attorney to Handle your claim

Your case will not be assigned to a junior attorney or paralegal. Mr. Chaix will personally handle your case and report/attend all meetings with your community.

Fees and Costs are advanced

We are willing to represent our clients on a contingency fee basis and advance all costs associated with your claim. This allows you to preserve funds for day-to-day expenses.

What Our

Clients are Saying

Chaix Law represented our high rise condominium association after we thought we had no claim due to the expiration of the statutes of limitations. He was very honest about our chances of prevailing and outlined our position very clearly and understandably so the board of directors could make an informed decision about moving forward. He recovered millions of dollars for our Association when other attorneys said it couldn’t be done. He helped our Association get back on its feet and preserved our property values. He even stayed on long after the case was settled to help during the reconstruction process. He really went the extra mile for us and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and legal services we received.

- Board President HOA Sacramento CA

John attended every board meeting personally and even held “towne hall” type meetings with the whole community so that the…

- Board Secretary HOA San Jose, CA

I have managed a few HOA’s during a construction defect claim and the team at Chaix Law relieved so much…

- Property Manager CA
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Our Presence

Northern California

Chaix Law

2950 Buskirk Ave
Suite 300

Walnut Creek, CA 94597


Chaix Law

5170 Golden Foothill

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Southern California

Chaix Law

2901 West Coast Highway
Suite 200

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Toll Free: 800-379-6911