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Kaysie Garcia

Senior Associate
Phone: 949-247-7965

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Kaysie Garcia focuses her practice in the areas of construction litigation and surety law, and represents a broad range of clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, suppliers, engineers, sureties and lenders. Kaysie also counsels and assists her clients with contracts. bid protests, general disputes and claims.

Over the last decade, Kaysie obtained significant experience while litigating a wide variety of public and private construction disputes and surety bond claims in state and federal courts and tribunals. As a direct result of her efforts, SuperLawyers Magazine selected Kaysie as a Southern California Rising Star for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

In addition to her involvement in numerous high visibility cases involving major construction projects including high-rise hotels, solar developments, freeways, tunnels, pipelines, public schools, water, and airport taxiways, Kaysie served as Assistant General Counsel for Schimmick Construction before deciding to make the transition back to private practice.

Publications and Presentations

  • Author: "California Update: The Continued Demise of Type 1 Indemnity in California," Watt Tieder Newsletter, Summer 2012.
  • Co-Author: "Bankruptcy Preference Avoidance Actions and 'Springing" Bond Claims?," Watt Tieder Newsletter, Spring 2012.
  • Co-Author: "California Courts Deal Another Blow to Employers Hoping to Enforce Employment Arbitration Agreements," Watt Tieder Newsletter, Winter 2011.