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Mediator Information
Name Kirk A. Lauby
Law Firm Fernandez & Lauby, LLP
Location Riverside
Practice Areas
Construction Defect Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Premises Liability, Personal Injury, Oil and Gas Exploration, Real Estate Building and Development.
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
  • Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, Calif. (1978)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif. (1974)
Bar Memberships
  • State of California (2003)
  • U.S. District Court
Professional Association Memberships
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member, American Inns of Court
  • Former member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, Riverside County and San Bernardino County
  • Panel member, RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc.
Additional Information

Kirk A. Lauby has a varied and comprehensive background in business management, which is of particular benefit to his firm's business and business litigation clients. Lauby was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1978, and has combined his legal practice with business endeavors in the food marketing industry, oil and gas exploration and real estate building and development.

Lauby is an experienced trial attorney with a focus on business litigation, construction defect litigation, construction injury litigation, premises liability, contractor general counsel assignments and personal injury. He has the distinction of having represented the developer defendants in what was at the time the largest construction defect jury trial held in Riverside County. Lauby has vast experience representing plaintiffs, developers, manufacturers and subcontractors in all construction trades.

His published opinion in Lopez v. C.G.M. Development, Inc. (2002) 101 CA 4th 430 is an established and often cited authority which limits liability of owners, developers and general contractors for injuries sustained by subcontractor employees.

Additionally, Lauby has had the opportunity to participate with multiple insurance carriers in their special investigation unit (SIU) automobile defense activities. He has tried and arbitrated several hundred SIU cases. Lauby had the honor of being recognized by The Riverside Superior Court as one of the most successful mediators on the Court's Civil Mediation Panel for 2009-2010.

Lauby is licensed to practice in the State of California, and before the United States District Court. He is available to represent appellants in the California Appellate Court system.

He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Riverside County Bar Association, and the American Inns of Court and a former member of the American Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Bar and Orange County Bar associations.

Fernandez & Lauby LLP strongly supports alternative dispute resolution programs as the best means to control litigation costs and exposure. Lauby has successfully completed the mediator's training certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. He serves as a private mediator for construction, business litigation, real estate and personal injury disputes and is on the panel of mediators for RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc. He also serves on the panel of arbitrators for the Riverside County and San Bernardino County courts.

Lauby received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974 and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University in 1978.