Bruce W. Lorber

Bruce W. Lorber: Attorney with Lorber Greenfield & Polito, LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Mr. Lorber founded Lorber, Greenfield & Polito, LLP, in 1980. He holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell . Mr. Lorber was recently awarded “San Diego Defense Lawyer of the Year” for 2015 by The San Diego Defense Lawyers association.

His practice emphasizes the representation of developers and general contractors in construction defect claims. Over the last 38 years, he has defended several thousand claims asserted against various members of the construction industry, totaling well in excess of several billion dollars.

After studying economics at Southern Oregon College, Mr. Lorber earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of San Diego Law School in 1976. He is admitted to practice before the following courts:

•Courts of the States of California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Washington and Oregon;
•United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California;
•United States District Court for the District of Nevada;
•United States District Court for the State of Arizona;
•United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and
•United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Lorber has served as arbitrator, mediator, and Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Municipal and Superior Courts. He is also a sought-after speaker in construction litigation for insurance companies, clients, and attorney associations.

Recent Posts by Bruce Lorber

• Case Spotlight: West Ocean Association v. Viewcor Long Beach I, L.P., et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number NC057920

Speaking Engagements:

Building Industry Association; West Coast Casualty; California/Nevada Consumer Attorney Association; San Diego County Bar Association; San Diego County Superior Court; Community Associations Institute; Nevada State Bar; Lorman Group; and various insurance companies.

(Also at Poway, California, San Francisco, California, Tempe, Arizona, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Seattle, Washington, Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada Offices)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Construction Law and Casualty

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Southern Oregon College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the State of Arizona; United States District Court for the District of Nevada; United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California; 1977, California; 1996, Nevada; 1999, Colorado; 2006, Arizona; 2011, Washington; 2011, Oregon; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Memberships: Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; California Bar Association; San Diego Defense Lawyers Association; San Diego Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association; Nevada Bar Association; Arizona Bar Association and American Board of Trial Advocates.

Birth Information:
San Diego, California, January 13, 1952

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.



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