Joseph Oliva & Associates, P.C. is a nationally recognized law firm protecting the rights of businesses and individuals for over three decades. The firm offers expertise and experience with a commitment to personal attention. With a stellar reputation for results, the firm’s extensive list of clients includes Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, general contractors, high-tech entrepreneurs, municipalities, tourist attractions, restaurant chains, governmental agencies and small business. Respected by clients and peers. Mr. Oliva has served as an insurance coverage expert and has notably received the highest AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of 5.0 for ethics and legal ability.

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Joseph Oliva & Associates, P.C. specializes in coverage disputes arising out of insurance companies denying claims to policy holders, corporate transactional services, construction defect litigation, contract review, and complex civil litigation matters.

Joseph Oliva and Associates assists owners, developers, public entities, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties and financial institutions in all aspects of public and private construction projects. Our attorneys are responsible for resolving some of California’s largest and most complex construction defect claims. We are experienced in all areas of construction, employing a comprehensive approach to alternative dispute resolution, litigation and transactional work to assist clients throughout the construction process. Our firm is dedicated to resolving your dispute in the most expeditious manner possible in order to minimize the financial impact to you, your company and project. Our attorneys can assist you in a wide variety of construction-related disputes and claims throughout the construction process including bid protests, prosecution and defense of mechanic’s liens, stop notices and payment bond claims, prosecution and defense of contractual claims, including, delay, disruption, acceleration, inefficiency, injury and defective work claims. We practice in all federal and state courts in California.
The law firm of Joseph Oliva and Associate is a nationally recognized law firm with the experience and resources to handle even the most complex insurance matters. The firm’s lawyers skillfully handle coverage disputes on behalf of individuals, businesses and other attorneys. They understand the duties and obligations of policyholders and carriers, and strive to protect the bottom line of their clients throughout the nation. The insurance coverage attorneys at Joseph Oliva and Associates protect professionals and businesses in a host of insurance disputes, including disputes involving:
  • Commercial liability insurance
  • Umbrella insurance
  • Excess insurance
  • Business liability insurance
  • Professional liability insurance (E&O)
  • Employment practices liability insurance
  • Long-term disability (LTD) claims
  • Employee dishonesty policies
  • Pollution liability policies
  • Builder’s risk insurance
  • Business losses
  • Premises liability coverage
  • Insurance broker malpractice
  • Fire or water damage
Insurance companies increase their profitability by disputing the coverage of damages within the policy itself, or through outright denial of your insurance claim. A common strategy is for adjusters, a claim supervisor or insurance representatives to tell you that the damage itself, or the nature of how the damage occurred is not covered by your policy. They may try to claim that a missed payment or an error in the claim application invalidates the policy or relieves them from paying for the full limits of the policy. If your insurance claim has been denied or if you are being treated unfairly it is important to contact our experienced and proven insurance dispute attorneys who can hold the insurance company accountable, and work to favorably resolve your dispute. Joseph Oliva and Associates represents an extensive list of clients involved in such disputes, including Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, general contractors, small businesses and corporations.
Businesses engaged in disputes need the help of a skilled law firm to protect their rights and financial well-being. The law firm of Joseph Oliva and Associates provides business litigation representation tailored to the unique needs of corporate clients throughout the United States. The firm’s team of skilled lawyers represent parties — including attorneys seeking assistance— in business disputes involving:
  • Contract disputes
  • Strict product liability
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Commercial disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Banking litigation
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Creditor litigation
In addition, the firm represents the interests of businesses in employment law disputes, including those involving:
  • Employee dishonesty policies
  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
Joseph Oliva & Associates have a broad depth of experience in general civil litigation covering a wide variety of practice areas.  Whether you are facing a legal dispute as the plaintiff or defendant, it is crucial to have an attorney on you side with skill, resources and track record to achieve a favorable outcome.  The list of clients represented by our firm as either plaintiffs or defendants includes publicly held corporations, privately owed companies and individuals throughout the Country.  Our firm has earned a reputation for aggressive, efficient and most importantly, successful resolution of claims.  Our attorneys have extensive trial court experience and our firm has litigated major civil cases at all levels of state and federal courts.


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