Construction Litigation Defense Attorney in Modesto, CA

Count On Our Team to Protect Your Interests

Considering Construction Litigation?

  • Are you a carpenter, tile-layer, construction worker who is self employed or the owner of a small construction business facing a difficult legal challenge?
  • Have you been wrongfully accused of shoddy workmanship or a defect in construction?
  • Has payment been withheld in violation of your contract?
  • Are you concerned about how you will protect your rights?

We understand what you are going through. We know the uncertainty and stress you may be facing. And we are here to help. We are the law office of Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger, and we have been successful in the past in obtaining favorable results on behalf of our clients accused of shoddy workmanship and the like. Count on our firm for swift, responsive care.

Our firm recently represented a subcontractor who was included in a lawsuit filed by twenty homeowners along with every other subcontractor who ever touched their homes. Our client was one of the few able to obtain a positive result.

Persistent, Determined, Thorough

Our persistence, determination, thorough investigation and knowledge of the law are of enormous help to our construction clients. We are tireless advocates on behalf of our small business construction clients.

Cost-Effective And Well Recommended

Our lawyers have an extensive understanding of the rules and regulations in this specialized area of construction law, and our clients know it. Many are word-of-mouth clients, who have heard that we can help defend their rights in a cost-effective, caring and resolute manner.

We represent clients in construction litigation relating to:

  • Carpet laying
  • Paint jobs
  • Flooring
  • Concrete pouring
  • Water damage
  • Landscape issues
  • Electrical issues

We are the California construction litigation firm to call when you need experienced, focused and well-reasoned advocacy from determined, professional attorneys. To talk about your specific legal concerns, please call (209) 340-1110 or e-mail.


“This firm exemplifies how a multi-faceted group of attorneys can work together to achieve positive results.”

- James M.
Case Results

We fight tirelessly to make sure we gain the best possible results for our clients.

  • Broadside Motor Vehicle Accident

    Recovered the policy limits when client was broadsided in an intersection.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $3,300,000 in buy-out and settlement of minority business owners in breach of fiduciary duty obligations of entity management action.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $1,200,000 in income producing property in family business dispute action alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary against majority owner family members wherein all income payments and distributions to client had ceased for multiple years.

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  • Car Accident

    $8,500,000 recovery. Client was rear-ended on the freeway and suffered catastrophic injuries.

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  • Dog Bite

    Plaintiff was bitten on the hand by his employer’s dog.

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