Andrew Carlton

Attorney at Carlton & Alberola

Location:

Lake Forest, CA

About Andrew Carlton
Andrew C. Carlton's professional roots are tied to the construction and real-estate industries. Though Mr. Carlton began his construction experience in 1977, he obtained a real estate license in the mid 1980s and specialized in commercial properties in downtown Los Angeles. In 1989, he obtained his contractor’s license and formed, owned and operated a design/build firm for six years.

Mr. Carlton attended President Nixon's alma mater, Whittier College, where he received L.A. Philanthropic Foundation and Haynes Foundation scholarships, a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Graduate in Major, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in History. Mr. Carlton also attended Whittier Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2000. While there, he was a Roy Newsom and Merit Scholarship recipient and received the CALI Excellence For The Future Award for Professional Responsibility and Third-Year Writing.

His Appellate publications include: BFGC Architects Planners, Inc. v. Forcum/Mackey Construction, Inc. et al. (2004) 119 Cal. App. 4th 848; 14 Cal. Rptr. 3d 721 - no right for architect to pursue claim for equitable indemnity against general contractor where no basis for tort liability exists against the proposed general contractor/indemnitor; Force Framing, Inc. v. Chinatrust Bank et al. (2010) 187 Cal. App. 4th 1368 - so long as the information provided in a Preliminary 20-day Notice is obtained from a sufficiently reliable source, such as from the owner, a contractor need not investigate extraneous sources to verify said information; Mepco Services, Inc., v. Saddleback Valley Unified School District, et (2010) 189 Cal. App. 4th 1027 - a contractor may recover attorneys' fees under an attorneys' fees clause contained in a performance bond, despite the absence of an attorney's fees clause in the parties' contract.
20
Years of Experience

Since 2000


Payment Help Score
5.0
| 12 reviews
62 Questions Answered
Expert Type
  • Construction Lawyer
Expertise Areas
  • Construction Law
Licenses
  • California
Languages
  • English