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Charles L Pernicka

Charles L Pernicka

Practice areas:

Litigation, Real Estate, Construction & Development, Landlord & Tenant, Commercial

About Me

Litigation and trial attorney with a practice focusing on business, commercial, and real property-related lawsuits and disputes, including in state and federal trial and appellate courts and alternative dispute resolution forums throughout Southern California. 


Representative matters include the defense of consumer actions, all aspects of real estate development litigation, including construction litigation, purchase and sale disputes, and project workouts, as well as corporate litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty claims and partnership disputes, insurance litigation, litigation concerning consumer financing and lending practices, and a broad range of commercial contract disputes. Matters also include landlord/tenant litigation, including commercial lease disputes and unlawful detainer actions.


Clients range from individuals to publicly-held Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, institutional lenders, commercial property managers, and other business entities.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Commercial: 15%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
  4. Construction & Development: 15%
  5. Real Estate: 15%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Justin B White

    Charles is a skilled and bright litigator with the necessary people skills to efficiently advance his client's position. I'd highly recommend him to anyone that needs real estate litigation counsel.


    Justin White Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, LLP Attorneys At Law

501 West Broadway, 15th Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAllen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, LLP Attorneys At Law2009 - Present
AttorneyLuce Forward Hamilton & Scripps2003 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Diego chapter)Board of GovernorsN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/AN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Daily JournalExplore the Benefits of Judicial Reference2015
ENR CaliforniaGame-Changing Court Case Elevates Liability Risk for Design Firms2014
GlobeSt.comNew Construction Indemnity Opens Dispute Door2013
GlobeSt.comDidn't Build? Why Are you Being Sued for Defects?2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Colorado - BoulderHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Education of the BarSeven Deadly Sins of Construction Contracting: Reducing Risk Before The First Nail Is Hammered2015
Federal Bar Association PresentationRiding the Inland Empire Foreclosure Tsunami: Foreclosure Litigation in Federal Court2012