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Dan Rowan Cortright

Dan Rowan Cortright

Seasoned litigator with experience in many fields of law
  • Personal Injury, Business Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • California
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Experienced litigator with 20+ years' experience in a variety of legal fields, including personal injury, products liability, real estate, landlord-tenant, breach of contract, business disputes/litigation, construction defect/contracts law, employment law, commercial litigation, pre-litigation disputes/resolutions, mediations/arbitrations.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Products Liability
    Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Tenants' Rights
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Privacy Law
    Consumer Law
    Elder Law
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Insurance Defense
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
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  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: Bar # 206856
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Rowan Firm
- Current
Owner/Principal attorney at full-service law offices managed/run by myself, representing a variety of clients in many different legal fields.
Senior Counsel
Tyson Mendes
Represented insurance, contractor and business clients in a variety of matters.
Senior Counsel
O'Brien Law
Represented insurers in variety of claim disputes (personal injury, property damage, etc.).
Associate Attorney
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Acted as local national counsel for insurer in toxic tort litigation.
Senior Associate Attorney
Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall LLP
Handled all aspects of litigation practice, including representation of insurance carriers and San Francisco Housing Authority, supervised 9 associates for one insurance client.
Associate Attorney
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP
Represented secured creditors in bankruptcy and loan workouts.
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1995) | Political Science
Activities: Cycling Team Director
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 206856
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- Current
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Legal Answers
85 Questions Answered
Q. If a contractor leaves equipment on a property, & someone moves the equipment, causing damage to the home, who's liable?
A: No, the person who moved the backhoe actually caused the damage, not the contractor who wasn't there.
Q. I filed a complaint with the CSLB against a Contractor for shoddy work and breach of contract and it has been assigned
A: It depends. Does the contract with the contractor provide that all disputes be resolved by binding arbitration? Who referred you to binding arbitration? You can file a motion to strike (or demurrer to) the Superior Court complaint based on the binding arbitration provision in the contract, but first you must meet and confer with the contractor's counsel (or him if he's representing himself. You need to inform him of the arbitration provision and tell him the court will strike the complaint or dismiss it because of that arbitration agreement, and give him the opportunity to withdraw/dismiss the complaint himself.
Q. Roofing contractor had me pay him more than the estimate when jobnot completed and materials not delivered
A: This may be an unfair business practice, breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, depending on more facts. Was there a written contract for the job? If not, were the terms of an oral agreement later referenced or set forth in an email/text? Was the contractor licensed at the time of the work? A consultation with an experienced construction law attorney will be beneficial for you.
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Contact & Map
The Rowan Firm
P.O. BOX 2354
Rohnert Park, CA 94927-2354
Telephone: (707) 360-1009
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)