Kevin Healy

SUMMARY

Kevin J. Healy is a trial attorney in the firm’s San Diego office. He
represents business entities, public agencies, and individuals in civil
litigation matters arising out of a variety of claims, including
professional liability, construction claims, environmental, product
liability, personal injury, and employment. In addition, Mr. Healy provides outside general counsel, contract drafting and negotiation, risk management, and business advisement services to his clients. Mr. Healy has led presentations to industry groups and
published articles on the subjects of professional liability, risk
management, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mr. Healy holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale
Hubbell and has been selected as a Top Lawyer in San Diego by
San Diego Magazine since 2013. He is a member of the American
Council of Engineering Consultants, American Society of Civil
Engineers San Diego, and The American Institute of Architects San
Diego and Palomar.

Mr. Healy graduated cum laude from California Western School of
Law in San Diego, California where he was a member of the Law
Review. Previously, he attended Brandeis University in Waltham,
Massachusetts where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
and was elected to the Brandeis University Athletics Hall of Fame.

EXPERIENCE

Complete Defense Verdict for Civil Engineer: Mr. Healy
represented a civil engineer that was sued for negligently
performing a boundary survey that resulted in the loss of property
by a non-client. Mr. Healy successfully tried this matter and
received a complete defense verdict for his client.

Complete Defense Verdict for Industrial Hygienist: Mr. Healy
represented an industrial hygienist that was sued for negligently
investigating a construction site for hydrocarbons that led to
chemical exposure resulting in death. Mr. Healy successfully tried
this matter on behalf of his client and received a complete defense
verdict.

Demurrer Granted Without Leave to Amend for Mechanical
Engineer:
Mr. Healy represented a Mechanical Engineer that was
sued by a non-client residential real estate developer for negligently
designing a mechanical and plumbing system resulting in
construction defect claims brought by a Homeowner Association.
Mr. Healy filed a demurrer to the cross-complaint, which was
granted without leave to amend, disposing of the entire action.

Successfully Negotiated a Dismissal on Behalf of Architect
Client:
Mr. Healy represented an architect in a suit brought by a
commercial real estate developer that claimed negligent design
services resulted in cracks to concrete slabs. Mr. Healy was able to
successfully negotiate a dismissal in exchange for a waiver of fees
and costs.

Defense Verdict for City: Mr. Healy represented a city that was
sued by a group of plaintiffs claiming that leaking city water lines
caused a landslide that resulted in the loss of seven homes. Mr. Healy tried the matter and received a complete defense verdict.

Successful Motion for Summary Judgment for Tavern Owner:
Mr. Healy represented a tavern owner that was sued by a plaintiff
for personal injuries sustained from a fight that occurred outside of
the tavern. Mr. Healy successfully disposed of the action through a
motion for summary judgment based on a lack of foreseeability of
harm argument.

Favorable Settlement for Attorney Client: Mr. Healy represented
an attorney accused of mishandling an underlying litigation leading
to an adverse verdict. Mr. Healy successfully struck the plaintiff’s
prayer for punitive damages and then negotiated a settlement on
terms favorable to his client.

Verdict for Commercial Building Owner: Mr. Healy prosecuted
a successful action on behalf of a commercial building owner in an
action where his client’s former tenant refused contractor’s access
to the unit to clean up the building after extensive flooding. The
refusal caused the commercial building owner to pay for
remediation of mold that would not have occurred had a proper
clean-up been conducted. Mr. Healy received a verdict in favor of
his client after trial.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • North County Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member of The American Institute of Architects San Diego and Palomar
  • American Society of Civil Engineers San Diego
  • American Business Trial Lawyers Association
  • Brandeis University Alumni Admissions Council