Kirk Lauby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Riverside, CA

Fernandez & Lauby, LLP
 | 4590 Allstate Drive, Riverside, CA 92501-1702
Phone: 951-320-1444
Fax: 951-320-1445
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%)
Attorney Profile

A partner in Riverside, California-based Fernandez & Lauby LLP, Kirk Lauby brings decades of varied and comprehensive experience as a trial attorney to his area clients in the food marketing, real estate development, and oil and gas exploration industries. His civil litigation practice includes construction defect and workplace injury cases, as well as premises liability. Mr. Lauby represents manufacturers, developers and subcontractors in various aspects of construction.

Mr. Lauby received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1974. He then went on to attend Southwestern Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1978. Some years later, Mr. Lauby received a training certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Prior to co-founding his current firm, Mr. Lauby served as general counsel to an oil and gas company and then as an attorney at a Los Angeles law firm. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

A court decision in which Mr. Lauby successfully represented the defendant is frequently cited by other courts in rulings that limit the liability of owners, developers and general contractors for injuries incurred by employees of subcontractors. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have led to his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Lauby is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations, including the Riverside County, Orange County and Los Angeles County bar associations. He also serves on an arbitration panel for the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Construction Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - General
  • 30%Construction Litigation
Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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About Kirk Lauby

Admitted: 1978, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court
  • Member, American Inns of Court
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • California, 1978
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Former Member, American Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, Riverside County and San Bernardino County


  • Lopez v. C.G.M. Development, Inc. (2002) 101 CA 4th 430

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1974

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
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Office Location for Kirk Lauby

4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501-1702

Phone: 951-320-1444

Fax: 951-320-1445

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Last Updated: 9/25/2019

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