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"In multiple party mediations, George Calkins grasps the key issues, strengths, weaknesses and dynamics of each party's position and effectively employs these assessments to persuade parties to realistically evaluate their case. He is tireless and focused in his efforts while always maintaining control of and civility in the mediation process. George is certainly recognized by California Construction Lawyers as among the top 3 or 4 mediators of complex contract and construction matters in the West."

Richard D. Corona, Esq.
The Corona Firm, Inc.
San Diego, California

George Calkins has extensive mediation experience in product liability law and practice.

Representative product liability cases resolved include the following disputes:

  • Los Angeles hospital (dispute regarding performance of generators)
  • Window manufacturer and developer (performance of commercial and residential windows)
  • Major aircraft company and electrical manufacturer (alleged malfunction of electrical generator in research facility)
  • Roofing manufacturers and developers (quality of roofing materials used in commercial projects)
  • Five star hotels, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles ( performance of construction material)
  • Five star hotel, Las Vegas (dispute over tile bedding materials)
  • Government agency (dispute with manufacturer of large diameter storm drain pipes)
  • Major Southern California metropolitan water district (dispute with manufacturer over blasting materials and procedures)

What other experts say…

"George has been instrumental in resolving a number of (complex) cases, as a result of his intricate knowledge of construction issues and process, willingness to work very hard, effective communication with principals and tenacious follow up if the matter is not settled during the first session."

David McPherson, Esq.
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP

Irvine, California

“Many times the Experts get caught up in the issues, the Lawyers in the law, the Insurance Representatives in coverage and the aggrieved parties in the anger; but few put the components together into a complete picture with a focus on resolution as quickly as George Calkins does. When I hear I am going in front of Mr. Calkins I feel confident that my points will be considered; provided they are properly presented and supported with two independent Industry sources.”

Ernest Orchard, Claims Consultant
Los Angeles, California

“George is an effective mediator due to his extensive legal background, experience with complex construction cases and his unique style to resolution. Bottom line is that he gets the job done!”

Ed Martinet AIC, CPC
mc² Consultants

Carlsbad, CA 92008