Colin P. Cavanaugh

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Colin is the Managing Attorney of Plante Lebovic LLP’s Las Vegas office.  Colin has over a decade of experience in complex business, construction defect, and real estate litigation, as well as bodily injury defense involving claims arising from trucking accidents, railroad accidents, wrongful death, products liability, and premises liability.  Colin also counsels medical professionals and facilities regarding behavioral health matters, patient rights, and civil commitments, as well as defends against medical malpractice claims.  A former Division I athlete, Colin’s competitive drive and creative strategies have consistently delivered successful results at trial, arbitration, and through various dispositive motions.

Education

  • J.D., 2009, Chapman University School of Law
  • B.A., Economics, 2004, University of Arizona

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 2015
  • California, 2010

Nichole M. Wong

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Nichole’s practice focuses on real estate, construction defect, finance, and personal injury matters.  Her background also includes automobile and dealership claims, as well as representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. Nichole has handled a variety of cases through trial and the appellate process in State and Bankruptcy Courts.  

Education

    J.D., 2007, Whittier Law School
    Masters in Education, 2003, University of California, Irvine
    B.A., 2001, University of California, San Diego

Mason A. Sayer

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Mason’s practice focuses on construction defect and real estate litigation. Prior to joining Plante Lebovic LLP, Mason was a legal extern with the Orange County Counsel where he assisted various departments, including the Orange County Board of Supervisors, on issues pertaining to contracts, land use, and environmental concerns. Mason also worked for the University of California, Irvine Environmental Law Clinic, where he gained extensive experience with the complex land development process under the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. In addition, he assisted with appellate work on behalf of the Environmental Law Clinic.

Education

  • J.D., 2018, University of California, Irvine School of Law
    • Dean’s Award
    • Faculty Award
  • B.A., 2013, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Dean’s List
    • Blackman Award

Melanie S. Woodfin

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Melanie’s practice focuses on construction, products liability, class action, real estate, and professional liability litigation.  Melanie has extensive experience representing industry leading real estate developers, home builders, general contractors, and subcontractors in breach of contract actions, claims arising out of the Right to Repair Act, and all aspects of complex construction defect litigation in both California and Arizona.  She also defends real estate agents and brokers, as well as escrow companies, in connection with contract, title and escrow, and disclosure disputes.

Prior to joining Plante Lebovic LLP, Melanie represented one of the big-three automobile manufacturers in high exposure products liability and employment litigation.  Her litigation experience also includes representing businesses in State and Federal False Claim Act cases, defending employers in employment discrimination and wage and hour cases, and counseling homeowners in land use disputes.  Melanie is also well versed in trademark and copyright law, compliance with U.S. and international guidelines regarding product labeling, and drafting employment contracts, licensing agreements, and exclusivity agreements.

Education

  • J.D., 2004, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • Cum Laude
    • Executive Board Member, Moot Court Society
    • American Jurisprudence Award – International Law
    • CALI Excellence Award – Constitutional Law
    • Dean’s List
  • B.A., 2000, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A.
    • Cum Laude
    • Medallion Scholarship Program

 

Allison C. Gordon

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Allison’s practice focuses on construction defect and real estate litigation.  Prior to joining Plante Lebovic LLP, she practiced with another Orange County firm representing mortgage loan servicers and trustees.  Allison also has experience with employment class actions and mass tort litigation involving pharmaceutical and medical device injuries. 

Education

  • J.D., 2013, University of San Diego School of Law
  • B.A., 2010, English and Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College
    • Dean’s List
    • Varsity Cross Country

Gregory M. Golino

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Greg’s practice focuses on construction, real estate, and insurance litigation.  He represents owners, real estate developers, home builders, contractors, and brokers in a broad range of disputes, including construction defect, premises liability, professional liability, and class action lawsuits.  He is well versed in the nuances of California’s construction defect laws, including the Right to Repair Act, and has resolved numerous claims through the statutory pre-litigation procedure.  In addition, Greg advises clients on a variety of risk management issues, including contract formation, insurance coverage, claims management, and dispute resolution.  His tremendous intellect and attention to detail ensure that the Firm’s clients are better prepared for trial than their opponents.  Greg has successfully argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal, which led to a published opinion regarding complex issues of Illinois insurance law.  He has litigated numerous cases through trial and arbitration, obtaining exceptional results for his clients.

Education

  • J.D., 2006, Golden Gate University School of Law
    • Graduated with Highest Honors
    • Member and Associate Editor, Golden Gate University Law Review
  • B.A., 2001, Law and Society: Criminal Justice Emphasis
    University of California Santa Barbara
    • Dean’s List

Locations

18100 Von Karman Ave., Suite 700
Irvine, CA 92612

 (949) 271-8700

50 California Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

 (415) 439-5286

2375 E. Camelback Road, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85016

 (602) 387-4041

9205 W. Russell Road, Suite 240
Las Vegas, NV 89148

 (702) 793-4362

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