Jason Adams is the resident partner of the Westlake Village office, focusing on the areas of Construction Law, Insurance Law and Risk Management, Common Interest Community Law (HOA) and Business and Civil Litigation. Jason is also a licensed property & casualty insurance broker and certified Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS).
For his achievements, Jason has been named to the “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyers” lists by Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyers® (Thomson/Reuters) nine times, a distinction conferred upon less than 5% of all California attorneys. Jason was also named to the “Top 40 Under 40” and “Top 100” lists by The National Trial Lawyers, and is an Invitee of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Jason represents developers, investors, lenders, contractors, REITs, design professionals, and other construction professionals at all stages of the construction process. Typical issues include, but are not limited to, establishing project delivery methods, contract drafting, procurement and evaluation of insurance programs, construction administration, project closeout, delays, insurance coverage claims and disputes.
As a licensed insurance broker and CRIS who has placed countless residential and commercial OCIPs, CCIPs and other complex insurance programs throughout the country, Adams provides strategic counsel to clients regarding construction risk management. Jason’s real world knowledge regarding construction insurance markets, carriers, forms, endorsements and available coverage allow for unparalleled insight regarding contractual risk transfer and the procurement of general liability and property (builder’s risk) insurance programs.
Jason also represents homeowner’s associations (HOAs) as general counsel, handling all aspects of association needs including day-to-day management, governing document drafting/enforcement, contract formation/negotiation, collections, dispute resolution litigation and appeal. Adams is a longtime member of the Community Associations Institute (“CAI”), has served on the CAI Publication Committee and currently sits on the CAI mediation panel.
Finally, Jason represents businesses in all aspects of complex litigation from inception through trial.
Jason is a published author and sought-after speaker at seminars across the country regarding high level construction risk management and insurance topics with a focus on creating new products, program design and industry education.