Architectural Negligence Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA

  • Architect Malpractice
  • Architect and Architectural Negligence
  • Architect Design Defects, Errors and Deficiencies
  • Architect Negligent Construction Management
  • Architect Standards of Care
  • Architect Liability

California Architects have a range of duties under the California Architect’s Board
Rules of Professional Conduct and have a duty to comply with all applicable building
codes, laws and regulations, and in new residential construction, the building standards
of the Right to Repair Act, California Civil Code, Title 7, CCP § 896, and as well as
common law duties to third parties, including possibly, future homeowners and
subsequent purchasers. These standards are particularly important where the architect
is engaged in construction and contract management in addition to design. Design
defects or any breach of any of these duties may give rise to claims for damage for
violation of professional standards, building standards, breach of contract and common
law claims, including negligence, and possibly, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

The two-year statute of limitations found in CCP § 339 (1) applies to actions
against architects for professional negligence. It is important to consult with an attorney
as soon as you become aware of any potential design defect.

A case evaluation will determine the remedies and damages available in your


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Norton & Associates has locations in Manhattan Beach and downtown Los Angeles to serve you.

3 Steps to new Construction Defect cases

If you have construction defect issues and would like a consultation and in-depth analysis and evaluation of your claim, or if you have an ongoing case and would like a second opinion, call us today or fill up the form below for a consultation or appointment.

1   Schedule A Call

Please submit your contact information in the form to schedule a call with Tim to discuss your case. Tim will then reach out to find a time that works best for you.

2   Book An Appointment

After you’ve spoke with Timothy over the phone, it may be necessary to have an in-person appointment to discuss specifics or observe the job site. Timothy will schedule that appointment if necessary.

3   Work with Tim Norton

After thorough review, if we believe we can help you with your case, we will begin working together on finding and executing the solution.

Use the form below to schedule a call.

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