A litigator that handles construction defect litigation or, as was mentioned, business law. An excellent attorney near you that has extensive experience handling such cases is Attorney Audie de Castro. Here's his contact info:
de Castro PC
701 “B” Street, Suite 1745
San Diego, California 92101
General Line: (619) 702-8690
I highly recommend you contact him for a consultation and please tell him I said "hello". Good luck.
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You need a civil litigation attorney with experience in construction law. If you prevail and obtain a judgment, you might be able to get the Contractors State License Board to suspend the contractor's license until the judgment is paid or otherwise settled with you.
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