Law Offices of Robert Nellessen

P.O. Box 409 • Santa Rosa • CA 95402
Phone (707)578-1200
Fax (707)578-5100

Representing Contractors, Engineers, Architects, and Homeowners since 1981


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Education:

Loyola University, 1978, B.A. Summa Cum Laude
U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall, 1981, Juris Doctor

Licensed to practice before the California Supreme Court (1981), The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Northern (San Francisco), Central (Los Angeles), and Eastern (Sacramento) Districts of California.
Member of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California.
State Bar of California Panel of Arbitrators.
Sonoma County Community Development Department Arbitration

Representative Clients include and have included:


CONSTRUCTION

Dinwiddie Construction Co. Inc.
BACE Geotechnical, Inc.
Ralph M. Parsons Construction Company
John C. Paulsen
Const. Co. Inc.
Young Engineering Services
Von Renner Construction, Inc.

MUNICIPAL ENTITIES

City of Petaluma
Alameda County Water District
City and County of San Francisco
City of Mill Valley

INSURANCE COMPANIES

American International Companies
The Hartford Insurance Companies
Farmers Insurance Companies
Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company

BUSINESS ENTITIES

IBM
Shell Oil Company
Northridge Corporation
Roseland Village, Inc.

Representative Construction Trials and Arbitrations

For Plaintiff:

          

For Defendant:

Arbuthnot v. Getty Oil, et. al.
Earth Movement, Jury Verdict
$202,000 plus Costs
Affirmed on Appeal, Published Decision
          
Trent v. Petaluma
Offer $100,000, Demand $600,000
Arbitration Award $120,000
Northridge Corp. v. Mr. Construction
Contractual Arbitration
Demand $42,000, Verdict $109,000
          
Fennessey v. De Leuw-Greeley - Hyman
Three Week Jury Trial
Jury Verdicts for all Defendants
Keefer v. Park, Contractor
Contractual Arbitration
Demand $40,000, Verdict $78,000
          
Contractors State License Board
Multiple Administrative Hearings
With Favorable Contractor Decisions
Gonsalves Performance Glass, Inc. v.
VLC General Contracting
Unanimous Jury Verdict, Judgment for $66,139,
including attorney's fees and interest
          
          

Over sixty construction cases, jury and court trials, and arbitrations


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