Kirk Allen Lauby

Fernandez & Lauby LLP
Contact: (866) 776-3983
(951) 320-1444
Law Schools: Pepperdine University School of Law - Pepperdine University
Southwestern Law School
Jurisdictions: California
9th Circuit


About Kirk Allen Lauby
Kirk A. Lauby has a varied and comprehensive background in business management which is of particular benefit to the firm's business and business litigation clients. Mr. Lauby was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1978, and has combined his legal practice with business endeavors in the food marketing industry, oil and gas exploration, and real estate building and development.

Mr. Lauby is an experienced trial attorney with a focus on business litigation, construction defect litigation, construction injury litigation, premises liability, contractor general counsel assignments and personal injury. He has the distinction of having represented the developer defendants in what was at the time the largest construction defect jury trial held in Riverside County. Mr. Lauby has vast experience representing plaintiffs, developers, manufacturers and subcontractors in all construction trades.

His published opinion in Lopez v. C.G.M. Development, Inc. (2002) 101 CA 4th 430 is an established and often cited authority which limits liability of owners, developers and general contractors for injuries sustained by subcontractor employees.

Additionally, Mr. Lauby has had the opportunity to participate with multiple insurance carriers in their special investigation unit (SIU) automobile defense activities. He has tried and arbitrated several hundred SIU cases.

Mr. Lauby is licensed to practice in the State of California, and before the United States District Court. He is available to represent appellants in the California Appellate Court system.

He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Riverside County Bar Association, and the American Inns of Court and a former member of the American Bar Association, and the Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Associations.

Fernandez & Lauby LLP strongly supports alternative dispute resolution programs as the best means to control litigation costs and exposure. Mr. Lauby has successfully completed the mediator's training certificate from the Strauss Institute for Mediation at Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Lauby serves as a private mediator for construction, business litigation, real estate and personal injury disputes and is on the panel of mediators for Dispute Resolution Services. He also serves on the panel of arbitrators for the Riverside County and San Bernardino County courts.

Mr. Lauby received his Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C.L.A. in 1974 and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University in 1978.

Practice Areas
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
Pepperdine University School of Law - Pepperdine UniversityMediating the Litigated Case (2004)Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution
Southwestern Law SchoolJ.D. (1978)
University of California - Los AngelesB.A. (1974)
Professional Associations
Member, American Inns of Court
Member, Riverside County Bar Association
Member, California State Bar # 82241
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Orange County Bar Association


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