Skip to main content
Kelton Lee Gibson

Kelton Lee Gibson

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Residential, Litigation

How would you rate this lawyer?

If you’re a current or former client, share your thoughts (anonymously, if you prefer). Would you recommend this lawyer to other clients?

Review Kelton Gibson

About Me

Kelton Lee Gibson's areas of expertise are in construction defect and toxic mold litigation, real estate, community association law and civil litigation. He serves as general counsel and construction defect litigation counsel for numerous homeowners' associations and, has handled in excess of 100 claims for construction defects for associations. He also is special counsel for cities and government agencies in connection with construction related disputes. He has conducted approximately 90 jury trials and numerous court trials, arbitrations and mediations.


Mr. Gibson is a past two-term president of the Channel Islands Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. He is a frequent speaker and writer in connection with legal issues, and has spoken not only for the Community Associations Institute, but also at West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminars, Southern California Defense Counsel and the Ventura County Bar Association. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1975, where he was a member of the Traynor Honor Society and the Moot Court Honors Board. Upon being admitted to the California State Bar he served as a Deputy Public Defender for four years, following which he joined J. Roger Myers and Monte L. Widders in the private practice of law.


Myers Widders, Gibson, Jones & Schneider, L.L.P., specializes in construction, real estate, insurance, business, corporate, community association and municipal law. Its partners were some of the pioneers in condominium construction defect litigation and prosecuted one of the largest landslide cases in the history of the state. Mr. Gibson has been the lead counsel in the two largest construction defect cases for homeowners' associations in the history of the Central Coast. The firm is city attorney for the cities of Ojai and Fillmore and represents numerous other cities and governmental agencies in land use matters and other complex litigation.

More 

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Residential: 40%
  2. Construction & Development: 40%
  3. Litigation: 20%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

0 total

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Endorse this lawyer

Contact Info

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.

5425 Everglades Street
Ventura, CA, 93006-7209

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.

27240 Turnberry Lane
Suite 200
Valencia, CA, 91355

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.

3500 Lakeside Court
Suite 209
Reno, NV, 89509

Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.

2055 W. Charleston Boulevard
Suite A
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

More 

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197505/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Who's Who in Professional ServicesPacific Coast Business Times2013
Moot Court Honors BoardUniversity of Pacific, McGeorge School of LawN/A
Traynor Honor SocietyUniversity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMyers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.1980 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderVentura County Public Defender's Office1976 - 1980

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Community Associations Institute - Channel Islands ChapterBy Laws Committee Chair2013 - Present
Successful Homeowners' AssociationLead Counsel1996 - 1996
Rotary InternationalN/AN/A
Channel Islands Chapter of the Community Associations InstitutePast Two-Term PresidentN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
El Escorial Homeowners' Association v. Santa Barbara Villas (01003147)$8,600,000 gross ($3,164,945 net); 10.5 million in settlements
Kovich v. Paseo Del Mar Homeowners' Assn. (1996) 41 Cal.App.4th 863N/A

See all Legal Cases 

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalHomeowners' association laws get a makeover2014
The Law Journal"Making and Funding Long-Term Maintenance and Repairs"2012
CACM Law Journal“Dissecting California’s Common Interest Development “Opening Meeting Act”2011
CAI - Channels of Communication“Foreclosures May Not Be the Answer”2011
MWGJS Quarterly News"Formulating and Developing A Risk Management Plan"2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pacific, McGeorge School of LawLawJuris Doctor1975
University of California, Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts Degree1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ventura County Bar AssociationService and Guide Dogs: The Rights to Accompany Persons with Disabilities and Trainers2013
Mid-CA Dinner Program Pismo BeachRisky Business - Proactive tips to protect your association from liability and financial risks2013
Community Associations Institute - Channel Islands Chapter"Is Life a Beach With Your Associations? - Dealing with Boards and Owners Gone Rogue"2012
CAI - Mid California Workshop"Smart Ways to Operate an Association"2011
CAI - Channel Islands Chapter"Almost Free Legal Advice 'Hot Topics'"2011
CACM Southern & Northern California Law Day Seminars"New Legislation & What's Happening in Sacramento"2011
Indoor Air Quality Association"The Source of Mold Contamination - Constriction Defects Causing Mold Contamination"2010
Indoor Air Quality Associatin - Santa Barbara Chapter"The Source of Mold Contamination - Construction Defects Causing Water Intrusion"2010
CA Land Surveyors Association"Homeowner Associations and Legal Issues Affecing Surveyors, Engineers and Design Professionals2010
The Rotary Club of Ventura South"Ethics and the Four Way Test"2009
Keller Williams Realty"Homeowner's Association Issues in Real Estate Sales, Disclosure Requirements and Operation Issues With Common Interest Developments"2009
Managers Forum"Legal Roundtable"2007
Kern Workshop"Legal Principles of Community Associations"2007
CAI - Westlake Hyatt"Board Member Essentials - ABCs"2007
CAI - Channel Islands Chapter"Davis- Stirling Common Interest Development Act"2007
CAI - Channel Islands Chapter"Managers Forum"2007
CAI - Channel Islands Chapter"Formulating, Evaluating and Implementing a Risk Management Plan"2007
Ventura County Trial Lawyers"Use and Abuse of Expert Witnesses"2006
Community Management Specialists"New HOA Laws 2006"2006
CAI - Bakersfield Seminar"Legal Principles of Community Associations"2006
Manderley Property Services"Homeowner Association Meetings, Minutes, Maintenance and Assessments"2005
Goetz & Associates"The Legal Framework Governing Homeowner Associations"2005
CPA Law Society"The Use and Abuse of Expert Witnesses"2005
Community Associations Institute"The Davis-Stirling Act (With a Little Help From Our Friends)"2005
Almost Free Legal Advice"CAI Channel Islands Chaper Almost Free Legal Advice"2005
CPA Law Society"The Use and Abuse of Expert Witnesses"2004
Pitts & Bachmann"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health, Legal and Remedial Issues"2003
Community Associations Institute"Almost Free Legal Advice"2003
The Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health Legal and Remedial Issues"2002
Santa Maria Board of Realtors"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health Legal and Remedial Issues"2002
Santa Barbara Real Property Association"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health Legal and Remedial Issues"2002
Goetz & Associates and Manderley Property Services, Inc."Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health Legal and Remedial Issues"2002
Conejo Valley Board of Realtors"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health Legal and Remedial Issues"2002
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter ABC's program"Overview of Community Associations"2002
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Almost Free Legal Advice"2002
American Institute of Architects"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health, Legal and Remedial Issues"2002
Ventura Marina Rotary 2001"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health Legal and Remedial Issues"2001
Precision Environmental- for Structural Pest Control Company from Texas 2001"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health Legal and Remedial Issues"2001
Mold Seminar 2001"Sick Building Syndrome Mold Contamination in Buildings: Health Legal and Remedial Issues"2001
Community Associations Institute, Mid-California Chapter"Rules Enforcement"2000
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter ABCs program"Overview of Community Associations"2000
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Almost Fee Legal Advice"2000
Channel Islands Chapter Community Association Institute Exposition and Conference"Association Management & Top 10 Issues Involving HOAs"2000
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Almost Free Legal Advice"1999
Community Associations Institute, Mid-California Chapter"Saving Your Castle" Homeowner Association Claims for Construction Defects"1998
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"A Working Relationship Between Homeowners Associations, Their Managers and Other Professionals"1998
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Invasion of Privacy and Defamation What is Properly Said and Done"1998
Community Associations Institute, Greater Los Angeles Chapter"The Davis-Stirling Act (With a Little Help From Our Friends)"1997
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Contracts, Specifications and Bids"1997
Community Association Institute, Channel Islands Chapter 10th Annual Trade Faire"After the Construction Defect Case"1997
West Coast Casualty's Fifth Annual Construction Defect Seminar"Construction Defects: A Solution from the Plaintiff's Perspective"1996
Community Associations Institute, Mid-California Chapter"Duties and Obligations of Homeowners' Association Directors"1996
Association Management Systems, Inc."Repair, Maintenance & Common Problems Encountered by Associations"1996
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Saving Your Castle"1995
Association Management Systems, Inc. Workshop"Working with Your Manager"1995
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Homeowners Association Claims for Construction Defects"1992
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and Neighbor Disputes"1992
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel"Construction Litigation Explosion"1992
Legal Secretaries, Inc. conference"Litigating Claims For Construction Defects, Particularly as Related to Community Associations"1991
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Constructive Solutions to Construction Defects"1989
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Constructive Solutions to Construction Defects"1987
Ventura CollegeConstruction Technology Speaker - approximately 10 times1986
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar - 2 time speaker"Constructive Solutions to Construction Defects"1986
Community Associations Institute, Channel Islands Chapter"Constructive Solutions to Construction Defects"1986