Craig S. Jones has over 27 years experience defending businesses, public entities and individuals from claims for catastrophic bodily injury, construction defects, property loss, product liability and real estate disputes. He has successfully litigated hundreds of complex and high exposure lawsuits through mediation, arbitration and trial.
EXPERIENCE IN CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
A substantial number of cases Mr. Jones has litigated have involved construction delays, mechanics’ liens, construction deficiencies, contractor’s licensing board matters and surety claim investigations.
He has litigated a broad range of projects including commercial, residential and public works projects, including public buildings, multi-story construction, commercial and residential projects.
COUNSELING CONSTRUCTION AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT CLIENTS
Mr. Jones’ clients have included developers of commercial and residential properties, project managers, design professionals, general contractors, specialty sub-contractors and construction material manufacturers.
EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES
Mr. Jones’ representative litigation matters include:
Arbitration Settlement – Successfully negotiated settlement of pending arbitration on behalf of general contractor in construction defect matter involving over 1 million square feet of commercial space.
Fire Loss – Handled complex litigation matter with multiple retail claimants successfully resolving claims on behalf of general contractor in major fire loss matter.
Construction Defect – Litigated complex multi-million-dollar defect matter in mixed use shopping center and parking garage on behalf of general contractor.
Land Subsidence Claims Settlement – Successful pre-litigation resolution of apartment builder/developer in multi-party land subsidence claim brought by adjoining businesses and owners in San Francisco project.
Defect Claims Settlement – Successful prosecution and settlement of defect claims on behalf of developer against general contractor and trades in construction of 400+ unit apartment complex.
HOA Lawsuit – Defense of developer in multi-unit high rise condo defect lawsuit in East Bay.
Specialty Trades Representation – Mr. Jones has defended many specialty trades in breach of contract, mechanic’s lien and defect matters including framing, grading, underground engineering, window wall installation, stucco/EIFS, plumbing, roofing, landscaping, electrical, waterproofing, roofs and structural concrete.
EXPERIENCE IN DEFENSE OF BODILY INJURY CLAIMS
Mr. Jones’ representative bodily injury matters include the following:
Manufacturing Product Liability – Successful defense and resolution of catastrophic manufacturing injury on behalf of international manufacturer. Defended claims for product liability involving software operating system designed and manufactured overseas.
Traumatic Brain Injury – Defense and favorable resolution of multimillion dollar product liability suit against equipment distributor for claims of traumatic brain injuries by injured workers.
Motor vehicle – Favorable resolution for public entity of multimillion dollar auto-pedestrian amputation claim.
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
McMaster University, M.A.
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.
State Bar of California 1990
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California
Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Rated