Michael A. Walker: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Michael A. Walker

Phone415.625.9267

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Practice Areas

  • Architects & Engineers
  • Construction
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.625.9267
Fax: 415.434.1370
http://www.wilsonelser.com/attorneys/michael_a_walker
 
University Purdue University, B.A., 1992
 
Law SchoolAmerican University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1996 Administrative Law Journal
 
Admitted2000, California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
 
Memberships 

Memberships & Affiliations

Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada

 
Biography

Michael Walker focuses his practice involves matters related to complex litigation disputes.

Michael represents developers, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors in all types of construction litigation. This litigation involves single family homes, condominiums, apartments, commercial buildings, underground projects, convenience stores and others.

Michael has represented clients throughout Northern California and the Central Valley in construction defect and construction injury cases. He has also defended the personal injury and property damage aspects of construction and mold litigation. Michael also has experience representing clients in general liability personal injury and property damage cases arising from trucking, auto and fire loss claims among others.

In the construction arena, he has handled cases involving earth movement and geotechnical issues. His cases have also included matters of water intrusion and mold issues, defective roofing systems, window systems, pour in place concrete, stucco and EIFS systems, plumbing systems, interior finish issues and others.

Michael has worked on cases from the initial pleading stages, through discovery, mediation, expert discovery and trial, defending clients and experts in deposition, taking the depositions of parties and lead experts, and preparing and arguing substantive motions for trial. Many of these matters have also involved interpretation and application of insurance issues, additional insured issues, and contractual indemnity issues that accompany complex litigation.

Publications

California Supreme Court Limits Recovery by Injured Workers: The Duty to Provide a Safe Workplace Under Cal-OSHA is Presumed to be Delegated to the Subcontractor

August 2011

On August 22, 2011 the California Supreme Court made claims by injured workers against general contractors more difficult when it held in Seabright Insurance v. U.S. Airways that the hirer of a subcontractor presumably delegates to the subcontractor any duties that arise regarding a safe workplace for the subcontractor's employees.

Additional Publications

CERCLA's Natural Resource Damage Provisions, A Loophole for Private Landowners The Administrative Law Journal (1995)

News

Plaintiff Concedes Rather than Oppose Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
November 6, 2013

Awards & Distinctions

Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition, 2010

 
ISLN912373407
 
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Office Information

Michael A. Walker

525 Market Street, 17th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94105-2725




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