Charles Stec is an experienced attorney with a focus on construction litigation representing contractors, design professionals and property owners, in complex construction litigation, collections, and professional licensing matters.
Mr. Stec has prevailed at multiple arbitrations and secured monetary awards, including reimbursement of attorney’s fees and costs, on behalf of his clients. At mediations, Mr. Stec has obtained favorable settlements in defense of claims against contractors and design professionals, often for a small fraction of the amounts demanded. Mr. Stec’s successes also include winning numerous dispositive motions resulting in favorable outcomes for his clients.
Mr. Stec has been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Construction Law. The prestigious Rising Star list recognizes only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the State of California.
Additionally, Mr. Stec is a licensed California general building contractor with over 20 years of construction experience, including extensive experience with roofing and water intrusion issues on both public and private projects. As a licensed general contractor, Mr. Stec is proficient in reading plans and specifications and knowledgeable of the standards in the construction industry. This unique background allows him to see beyond the legal implications and to understand the unique needs and concerns of construction professionals from a hands-on perspective.
I approach my clients’ legal matters like a construction project. Just as a successful construction project is the cumulation of many parts, the building blocks for effective legal representation are to develop a solid plan, know the details and adjust with the changes.