Jim Orland

Jim Orland, principal in a Southern California law firm discusses the unique opportunities provided by attending the 18th annual West Coast Casualty Seminar. Orland explains the challenges facing the sub-contractors in today‚Äôs evolving construction defect market. Orland describes the importance of neutral, 3rd party evaluations and the emerging issues facing his clients.  Read More

Mark Bourassa

Mark Bourassa, founding partner in a Las Vegas, Nevada law firm explains how the West Coast Casualty Seminar is the mecca of the construction defect arena. Bourassa describes what he is able to take away from his experiences and how he utilizes that information. Bourassa has a unique understanding of the current construction defect litigation environment and reflects on how the current economy is shaping future trends.  Read More

The essence of the West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar

Jerome Wager has been a defense insurance attorney for over 25 years. During that time his focus primarily has been on construction defense litigation. He was involved in one of the first case management orders that was ever written which later was adopted by the San Diego Superior Court. During his time in this industry, he has never been to a more powerful, educational and effective seminar such as the West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect... Read More

Show Me the Money | Value Engineered Alternative Dispute Resolution

Those of us in the construction claims and construction defect world that have run businesses and constructed projects have always kept one objective top of mind: to turn a profit each month, quarter and year. Sounds simple, and in fact, the concept is quite simple. But in practice it can be difficult. And when we are in tough economic times, such as now, we need to be more creative in meeting this goal. As I have told my children time again, we need... Read More