The construction defect practice group is co-chaired by Jon H. Epsten
, Douglas W. Grinnell and Anne L. Rauch.
JON H. EPSTEN
JON H. EPSTEN
Sr. Managing Shareholder and General Counsel to the Firm
Co-Chair, Construction Defect Practice Group
Co-Chair, Construction Law Practice Group
Community Association Counsel
Jon H. Epsten
is the founding shareholder in the law firm of Epsten Grinnell & Howell
Jon is a native San Diegan who graduated from the University of San Diego and obtained his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating with scholastic merit.
For years, Jon
acted as a community association manager.
has attended more than 1,800 association meetings.
Jon's work on behalf of community associations encompasses providing advice on all types of corporate matters including directors' and officers' defense, mold and mildew litigation, interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, assessment collection, construction defect litigation, and reconstruction issues.
Jon has participated in and been lead counsel on many construction defect cases resulting in multi-million dollar settlements and currently oversees the firm's construction defect and construction law departments.
also advises Associations on risk management and insurance, and contract issues.
Jon has taught as an adjunct professor of law at California Western School of Law.
He is past president of both the San Diego Chapter and the Greater Inland Empire Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and has testified as an expert witness in community association-related issues.
was a contributor to the Continuing Education of the Bar Publication, "Advising California Common Interest Communities.
acts as a law faculty instructor for the Community Associations Institute
Most recently, Jon
was honored by the San Diego Business Journal
as among the "Best of the Bar" 2014, and by San Diego Magazine
as one of San Diego's "2014 Top Lawyers."
Jon is an active member of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), was a member of its Professional Standards Committee, and has been appointed to the CACM faculty.
Jon is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CAI), the San Diego County Bar Association and the Foothills Bar Association.
was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by both the San Diego Chapter and the Greater Inland Empire Chapter of the Community Associations Institute
, and has received the CAI National Hall of Fame Award.
He has been the co-chair of the Committee on Common Interests Subdivisions for the State Bar, and has acted as a probation monitor for the State Bar.