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Eric J. Miersma, Senior Attorney

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Eric J. Miersma
Practice Areas

Professional Liability
Construction Law
Real Estate Law

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

Member, Building Industry Association
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, San Diego County Bar Association
Past Director/Current Member,
  San Diego Defense Lawyers
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel


California Western School of Law (J.D., 1997)
Hope College, Michigan (B.A., Psychology, 1994)

Senior attorney ERIC J. MIERSMA concentrates his practice on the firm’s residential and commercial builder cases. For over sixteen years, he has represented Southern California builders, contractors, design professionals and general business owners in all aspects of complex construction litigation, contract negotiation, risk management, transportation and insurance issues. Mr. Miersma is a well respected author and speaker especially on issues of contract negotiations and risk management.  He has negotiated successful resolutions of millions of dollars of claims and defended the firm’s clients in a wide variety of matters including

  • Defense of builder in contractual binding arbitration of claims of defective design, engineering, and construction of soils, slopes, and improvements.
  • Representation and defense of builders in complex multi-party pre-litigation and litigation of high-rise condominium towers.
  • Defense of client in toxic tort wrongful death suit.
  • Defense of municipality in highway and traffic safety design and construction.
  • Defense of drivers and employers in transportation and trucking litigation.
  • Defense of builders and contractors in residential and commercial concrete slab design and construction litigation.
  • Defense of engineering and design professionals relative to landslides, slope failures, subsurface failures, and architectural design.