Peter J. Ippolito is Of Counsel with Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP

Peter J. Ippolito

Peter J. Ippolito is Of Counsel with Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP.

Mr. Ippolito is a litigator with nearly 50 years of experience in construction law, serving as Assistant General Counsel to the United States Army Corps of Engineers before building a name for himself as a zealous advocate for private construction industry clients in both state and federal courts and before administrative boards. Mr. Ippolito has tried more than one hundred cases covering all areas of construction law, including federal government and private construction disputes, architect and engineer malpractice, and design and construction defect among others. He has extensive experience with hotel, medical facility, educational facility, process piping and heavy construction disputes, representing owners, public agencies, developers, general contractors, all levels of subcontractors, design professionals, and suppliers.

When not litigating, Mr. Ippolito works closely with his clients to help them attain their business goals and prevent litigation. He represents clients in contract negotiations and claims preparation, and he regularly prepares complex construction contracts.

Mr. Ippolito also focuses his practice on mediation and arbitration. He is recognized as a premier mediator for complex construction disputes throughout California, Nevada, Hawaii, and other states. He serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and is appointed to AAA’s Nationwide Complex Construction Arbitration and Mediation Panels. Mr. Ippolito is also an arbitrator with the California Office of Administrative Hearings arbitrating disputes between contractors and state and local agencies.

Mr. Ippolito is a frequent guest speaker for construction industry groups. He has written numerous articles on construction issues and is the co-author of the Western Region Chapter of the Wiley Construction Law Update. Ippolito has been repeatedly recognized as one of America's Leading Business Lawyers by Chambers USA and is listed in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Construction Law and Litigation - Construction in 2017. He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2007 to 2014. He has also received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating (AV Peer Review Rated) for his legal ability and ethical standards.

A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute in 1963 and a former United States Army officer who served in Vietnam, Mr. Ippolito holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame (1966) and a LL.M. in Taxation from George Washington University (1975).

Mr. Ippolito is a member of the American Bar Association (including the litigation and public law sections), the San Diego County Bar Association, and the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association.

He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California and the District of Columbia, the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Federal Boards of Contract Appeals New Jersey, and the US Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Ippolito can be contacted at:

Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP

4365 Executive Drive, Suite 950
San Diego, CA  92121

(ph) 858.345.9018 
(f) 858.345.9081
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