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Ronald E. White

Ronald E. White is Of Counsel to Babcock, Scott & Babcock. For more than thirty-five years, Ron has successfully defended and prosecuted complex construction and commercial claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars in judgments and settlements. He has also served as a mediator since 1996, providing dispute resolution services involving construction claims, commercial contract disputes, and insurance claims.

Ron’s litigation experience spans large construction projects such as dams, convention centers, wastewater treatment facilities, high rise buildings, housing tracts and condominium developments. He prosecuted dozens of property damage and bad faith insurance claims for plaintiff homeowners, at one point being named plaintiffs’ liaison counsel to the Los Angeles County Superior Court for hundreds of insurance claims arising out of the Northridge earthquake. In another case, a jury awarded Ron’s client damages for injuries sustained on the property of a Fortune 100 company, one of the few verdicts rendered against this company by an Orange County jury.

Over the years, Ron has represented contractors, subcontractors, developers, public entities, and design professionals. He has both bench and jury trial experience, as well as arbitration experience in a variety of forums. He has extensive experience in the organization and management of complex claims involving large numbers of witnesses and evidence.

Areas of Expertise

Complex Litigation
Public Works Projects
Licensing Issues
Mechanic’s Liens
Stop Notices
Bond Claims
Bid Protests
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
Juris Doctorate

Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Utah

Community Service

 Board of Education, Bonita Unified School District; Boy Scouts of America; City of La Verne Tax Revenue Oversight Committee

Mediation Training Certificates

  • Harvard Law School
  • Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Institute of Construction Management

Published Appellate Court Opinions

Great Western Bank v. Converse Consultants (1997) 58 Cal. App. 4th 609
Halbert’s Lumber, Inc. v. Lucky Stores, Inc. (1992) 6 Cal. App. 4th 1233
Rubinstein v. Barnes (1987) 195 Ca. App. 3d 276

Convention Center-Represented concrete subcontractor in a multi-million dollar claim

Condominium Development-Defended developer in a construction defect case

High School-Defended general contractor in subcontractor’s claim for delay and disruption

Water Reclamation project-Defended owner in breach of contract case

Earthen Dam-Defended owner in changed conditions claim

Tract Housing-Defended developer in construction defect/fraud case

Landslide -Defended geotechnical engineering firm in claim for negligence at residential project

Hospital-Defended owner against general contractor in design error case

High rise Commercial Building-defended subcontractor in construction defect case

Property Damage Claims-Prosecuted dozens of  breach of contract and insurance bad faith actions arising from the Northridge earthquake

About Us

At Babcock Scott & Babcock, our attorneys have over one hundred years of combined legal experience. We counsel our clients to avoid disputes. When a claim does arise, we are proactive in advocating our client’s interests. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, our firm is the premier construction law firm in the State of Utah.

Contact Info

370 East South Temple, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 531-7000
Fax: (801) 531-7060
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