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Kelton Lee Gibson

Construction and development Attorney at Ventura, CA

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  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
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3
Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    40%
    Construction Defect Litigation

  2. Residential real estate
    40%
    Community Association and General Counsel

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Civil Litigation

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.

Location

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
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, L.L.P.
  • 1980 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Ventura County Public Defender's Office
  • 1976 - 1980

Education

  • University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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 863

Associations

  • Community Associations Institute - Channel Islands Chapter
  • By Laws Committee Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • N/A
  • Channel Islands Chapter of the Community Associations Institute
  • Past Two-Term President
  • N/A
  • Successful Homeowners' Association
  • Lead Counsel
  • 1996 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Who's Who in Professional Services
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2013
  • Moot Court Honors Board
  • University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • N/A
  • Traynor Honor Society
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Service and Guide Dogs: The Rights to Accompany Persons with Disabilities and Trainers
  • 2013
  • Mid-CA Dinner Program Pismo Beach
  • Risky Business - Proactive tips to protect your association from liability and financial risks
  • 2013
  • 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 Professionals
  • 2010
  • 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 College
  • Construction Technology Speaker - approximately 10 times
  • 1986
  • 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
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Ventura Construction and development Lawyer Kelton Lee Gibson
Kelton Lee Gibson
Construction and development Attorney
Ventura, CA
Licensed for 48 years