J.Erick Dimalanta 


Erick focuses on all aspects of complex litigation including: construction defect; construction site accidents; commercial and business litigation; environmental contamination; general liability; public entity representation; and professional liability. He has successfully tried, arbitrated, and mediated numerous cases in State and Federal courts.



  • Federal Bars in California & Idaho

  • State Bars of California and Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLE) Member

  • Judge Pro Tem, Contra Costa County Superior Courts

  • Arbitrator / Mediator, Solano County Superior Courts


  • Juris Doctor, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1992

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1989


  • American Bar Association

  • Bar Association of San Francisco

  • Napa and Solano County Bar Association

  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California

  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada

  • Solano-Napa Builders Exchange

  • UCLA Student Legal Services

  • Public Advocates, Inc.

  • Theta Xi Fraternity


  • Pre-Litigation Reforms in Construction Defect Claims by Homeowners Solano-Napa Builders Exchange Construction News, 2003

  • Presenter: 1996 in Review; Cases and Statutes Impacting Real Estate Century 21 Alliance, 1997

  • Executive Editor, Asian Pacific Islands Law Journal UCLA Law, 1992