Kelli G. Hawley

Kelli G. Hawley

McCathern, PLLC
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Insurance Defense ...
  • California
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Kelli G. Hawley is the managing partner of McCathern’s Los Angeles office. Mrs. Hawley concentrates her practice in construction law, with additional expertise in litigation of real estate disclosure, business, contracts, products liability, construction injury, and subrogation disputes.

Mrs. Hawley regularly handles high-exposure defense of developers and general contractors under Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (“OCIP”) and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (“CCIP”), better known as wrap-up insurance policies. She has an established track record of early and economic resolution of pre-litigation claims both under SB800 and Calderon statutes. Mrs. Hawley has practiced law since 1985, with both jury and bench trial experience. Because she has represented plaintiffs as well as defendants throughout the State of California, she provides a broad range of expertise to her clients.

Born in Orange, California, Mrs. Hawley attended the University of Redlands. As an undergraduate, she interned with the Honorable Patrick J. Morris, then Presiding Judge of the San Bernardino County Superior Court. While obtaining her legal education from the University of San Diego School of Law, she worked as an intern for an environmental law clinic. Upon graduation, she clerked for construction defect mediator, Merville Thompson, Esq. Prior to joining McCathern, PLLC, Kelli was a founding partner of Braden, Hinchcliffe & Hawley, LLP.

Kelli Hawley is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for both the Southern and Central Districts of California.

University of Redlands
B.A. (1985)
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University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (1985)
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Professional Experience
McCathern, PLLC
Senior Partner
Braden, Hinchcliffe & Hawley LLP
Dale, Braden and Hinchcliffe
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 120573
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Insurance Defense
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Kelli Hawley Profile on McCathern Website
McCathern Website
Contact & Map
McCathern, PLLC
523 West Sixth Street
Suite 830
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Telephone: (213) 225-6150
Fax: (213) 225-6151