KARL R. MOLINEUX, ESQ.
Mediator/Special Master/Discovery Referee
Office (925) 357-2688
Direct (925) 357-2682
With nearly 30 years of experience, Mr. Molineux enjoyed an active litigation practice handling cases for both defendants and plaintiffs in a variety of areas, including breach of contract, business, construction, construction defect, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, negligence, premises liability and real estate. His emphasis was on complex construction defect cases where Mr. Molineux represented commercial building owners, general contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, homeowner’s associations, hospitals and Indian casinos. For 15 years, Mr. Molineux also acted as insurance defense counsel for a number of insurance carriers, handling the defense of personal injury and premises liability cases. He has served as lead counsel in hundreds of mediations and Special Master proceedings. His breadth of experience and understanding of issues important to both plaintiffs and defendants, make him ideally suited to assisting parties and their counsel in resolving a wide range of disputes.
KARL MOLINEUX PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION – DANVILLE, CA 2018 – Present
MERRILL, NOMURA & MOLINEUX – DANVILLE, CA 2000 – 2018
SMITH, MERRILL & PEFFER – SAN RAMON, CA 1991 – 2000
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF LAW 2019
Certification in Mediating the Litigated Case offered by The Straus Institute
for Dispute Resolution
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 1989
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL & AFRICAN STUDIES 1987
L.L.B. (Honors) with an emphasis on comparative law
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PUBLICATIONS
Mr. Molineux has served as a guest speaker on construction law, dispute resolution and real estate issues before numerous organizations including the Community Associations Institute, the Delta Association of Realtors, the Forensic Expert Witness Association, the National Indian Casino Safety Association and the Western Construction Consultants Association.
Mr. Molineux has also published articles on real estate and construction matters and was the contributing editor for the California section of the 2011 Cumulative Supplement to the Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States textbook.
BAR MEMBERSHIPS (PRESENT AND FORMER)
British Columbia, Canada (no longer active) 1990