HB Litigation Conferences is pleased to announce that two judges with significant construction litigation experience have agreed to speak at the upcoming Construction Litigation Leaders’ Forum 2012Judge Keith Davis of the Superior Court of San Bernardino County and Justice Victoria Gerrard Chaney of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division.

As significant figures in California construction litigation over the years, both judges bring vast experience and unique perspectives to the program’s dialogue.  Judge Davis and Justice Chaney join already-announced California Judges Carl West and Denise de Bellefeuille as part of the judicial faculty.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, on March 8-9, and is designed to provide a comprehensive view of the litigation for all parties—plaintiffs, defendants, insurers and in-house counsel.

For more information on the conference, visit the conference page.

About the Judges

Judge Keith D. Davis was appointed to the California Superior Court in 1997. He sits on civil assignment at the Rancho Cucamonga District of the Superior Court of San Bernardino County.  He is the current President of the California Judges Association and is an Advisory member of the Judicial Council of California.  He has served three terms as the Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division and has served on the court’s executive, budget, rules, and human relations committees.

On July 1, 2009, following her nomination by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Victoria Gerrard Chaney was confirmed as an Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division One, after having served 19 years on the bench as a trial judge. Currently, Justice Chaney hears a wide panoply of cases, including criminal, civil, family law, probate, dependence and writs of habeas corpus.

Hon. Carl J. West was appointed as a judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1996.  He was assigned to the court’s Complex Litigation Panel in 2002 and is frequently involved with cases involving consumer-related class actions, securities and commercial claims, toxic and mass tort claims, and insurance coverage claims involving significant primary and excess exposure.

Judge Denise de Bellefeuille (pronounced de Bell fay) was appointed to the Santa Barbara, California, Municipal Court by Governor Pete Wilson on February 11, 1994. When the Municipal and Superior Courts consolidated in 1998, she became a Superior Court judge by operation of law, and transferred from a criminal department to the newly formed civil division of the court, where she has remained ever since, presiding over general civil, limited civil and family law matters.

HB is pleased to offer complimentary registrations* to in-house counsel and 50% off registrations* for their teams of outside counsel. Space is limited so register ASAP.

For additional information or to register, contact Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x212 or brownie.bokelman@litigationconferences.com.

*Discounts valid on new registrations only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Space is limited for in-house counsel complimentary registrations and 50% off discounted registrations for outside counsel. One complimentary registration per company.