Howard Silldorf

Howard Silldorf

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Silldorf Law, LLP
 | 1600 Hotel Circle North, Suite 701
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 800-811-5874
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Silldorf has been representing clients throughout Southern California since 1982. He has recovered more than $150 million for his clients in over 50 cases throughout his career. Mr. Silldorf has been an active member of Consumer Attorneys of California’s legislative council and assisted in drafting Civil Code §1375, the "Calderon Statute".

In the landmark case of Alcala v. Uptown District Homeowners Association 57 Cal. Rptr. 2d 349 (1996), Mr. Silldorf created a unique settlement structure to maximize recovery for his clients.

Mr. Silldorf represented the homeowners association in the seminal case of Ranchwood Communities v. Jim Beat Construction 57 Cal. Rptr. 2d 386 (1996). This case established the law regarding unlicensed contractors and their ability to seek contribution and indemnity claims.

Mr. Silldorf is a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), the 2011-2012 editor of its Law Journal and a speaker and author on articles relating to community associations. Mr. Silldorf is also active in the Community Association Institute (CAI) and was a 2010 distinguished speaker at the CAI National Conference in Las Vegas. In 2009 and 2011, Mr. Silldorf was honored by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a Top Attorney.

He has taught courses on condominium ownership, construction deficiency and employment law for the California Association of Community Managers, Community Associations Institute, the University of California at San Diego Extension, Consumer Attorneys of California and various bar associations.

Mr. Silldorf has been married to his wife Beverly for over 34 years. They have two sons, David and Mark. In his spare time, Mr. Silldorf is an avid golfer.

About Howard Silldorf

Admitted: 1981, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • San Diego Daily Transcript Top Attorney Award (2011 & 2009)
  • Recognized as one of the top Construction Defect Attorneys by San Diego Magazine
  • The Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California (1995)
  • The Presidential Award of Merit, California Trial Lawyers Association (1994 & 1997)
  • Advocacy Honors Board, California Western School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • San Diego County Bar Association.
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego - Member of the Board of Governors (1995-2001).
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - Member of the Board of Governors (1994-2000); Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Construction Defects (1994-1995); Legislative Committee on Construction Defects (1994-2001).
  • California Association of Community Managers(CACM) - Editor of Law Journal; Legal Steering Committee Member.
  • Community Associations Institute (CIA) - Speaker at 2010 CAI National Conference.
  • Former City of San Diego Housing Commissioner
  • BAR ADMISSIONS: All Courts in the State of California; United States District Court, Southern District of California; United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Representative Clients:

  • Chicago Title; City of Chula Vista; City of San Diego Housing Authority; Union Oil Company of California.

Educational Background:

  • University of California at San Diego, B.A. in History
  • San Diego State University, Master of City Planning
  • California Western School of Law, J.D.

Industry Groups

  • CACM & CAI
Office Location for Howard Silldorf

1600 Hotel Circle North
Suite 701
San Diego, CA 92108


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Last Updated: 5/3/2018

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