Nicholas ("Nick") A. Cipiti has practiced law in the state of California since 1981.  He is a senior partner in WFBM's Los Angeles and Orange County offices.  His practice involves all types of civil litigation with an emphasis on large, complex cases.  Nick practices in the areas of business litigation, environmental & pollution claims, professional liability, real estate law, construction claims and products liability.  He has been requested to speak to many clients and insurance carriers on topics involving his areas of practice.  Nick has been involved in numerous trials, several binding arbitrations, and has mediated hundreds of cases to resolution.

While in law school, Nick was involved with the Loyola Law Review from 1979-1980, and was the Editor from 1980-1981.  He was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Civil Procedure.  Nick was also a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, as well as Pi Gamma Mu and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Societies.

Recent Presentations, Conferences & Speaking Engagements

"The Nuts and Bolts of Construction Defect Litigation", Charlotte, NC (August 2012); Hartford, CT (May 2010)

"SB800: The Aftermath", San Diego, CA (July 2012)

"Getting the Most Out of Your Negotiations", Warren, NJ (October 2011); New York, NY (September 2011); Hartford, CT (June 2011); Stevens Point, WI (February 2011)

"Evaluating & Defending Inverse Condemnation Claims", Walnut Creek, CA (October 2010)
Contact Information
Email: ncipiti@wfbm.com
T: 714.634.2522
F: 714.634.0686
Education
Loyola Marymount University
(B.A. 1977)

Loyola Law School,
Los Angeles (J.D. 1981)

Loyola Law Review (1979-80),
Editor (1980-81)
Memberships
State Bar of California

American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Orange County Bar  Association
(Construction Law Section)
Admissions
California (1981)
Areas of Practice
Civil & Business Litigation

Construction Law

Environmental Law

General Liability

Products Liability

Professional Liability

Real Estate Law

Toxic Tort Litigation