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Jeannette C.C. Darrow

Jeannette C.C. Darrow

Providing Personalized Legal Services at Affordable Rates
  • Construction Law, Business Law
  • California
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Summary

Jeannette Darrow is an experienced Orange County civil litigation and construction attorney helping individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries resolve disputes and litigation.

LITIGATION AND BUSINESS: Jeannette handles contract drafting and review, as well as claims involving breach of contract (including breach of lease, breach of equipment lease, claim and delivery, breach of warranty, breach of guaranty), interference with contract, fraud, misrepresentation, conversion, negligence, and a wide variety of other civil litigation and business disputes, including business-to-business disputes, claims involving employees or former employees, vendor and supplier disputes, and claims by or against competitors and customers.

CONSTRUCTION: Working with construction industry clients and homeowners, Ms. Darrow provides advice on compliance with California's mechanic's lien laws, prepares and enforces contracts and mechanics' liens, assists homeowners with expunging invalid liens, and represents homeowners and contractors with resolving construction disputes.

SMALL CLAIMS: Parties to small claims lawsuits are not permitted to have legal representation in court, but are allowed to have an attorney assist them with preparing their claims or defenses and preparing for trial outside of court. Jeannette assists small claims clients with assessing their claims or defenses and preparing for trial for a flat fee, and also represents clients in small claims appeals trials.

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Lawsuits and Disputes
  • Small Claims Appeals
  • Small Claims Assistance
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Please note that I do not give free consultations for landlord/tenant matters.
  • Contingent Fees
    Some cases may be accepted on a contingency basis, usually 33%-40%.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonable hourly rates
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Civil Litigation, Business, and Construction Law Attorney
- Current
Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.S. (1998) | Sociology
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Awards
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Received the highest grade in Federal Tax Administration and Litigation
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Received the highest grade in Community Property
Best Writer Finalist, Intramural Moot Court Honors Competition
Southwestern University School of Law
Professional Associations
Canstruction Orange County
Jury Chairman
- Current
Activities: Canstruction is a charity committed to ending world hunger, is using 'one can' as a catalyst for change. Canstruction OC benefits the Orange County Food Bank.
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American Bar Association
Member
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
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OCBA, Solo and Small Firm Section
Member
- Current
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Member, OCBA, Construction Section
Member
- Current
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Building Trades Network
Vice Foreman
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Activities: The Building Trades Network (BTN) is an invitation-only collective of local design and building trades professionals (and those in related industries) dedicated to providing high-quality, reliable services with the utmost integrity to their clients.
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California State Bar # 214951
Member
- Current
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Building Trades Network
Membership Foreman
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VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
Volunteer
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Activities: Assisted low income, elderly, and disabled individuals with preparation of tax returns
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Speaking Engagements
Overview of Courts, Mediation, and Arbitration, Building Trades Network, Irvine
Introduction to California Courts and Mechanic's Lien Laws, Orange Coast Community College
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Can I sue an unlicensed contractor for $$ already paid despite he has completed the job? He uses someone else license #.
A: A homeowner is allowed to sue an unlicensed contractor for money already paid on a job regardless of whether the job was completed, and regardless of whether the work was perfect and you were 100% satisfied with it. By law, the party who contracts with an unlicensed contractor (for a project of more than $500 for which a license is required) can sue for "disgorgement" of monies already paid. The unlicensed contractor can face penalties if he is improperly using someone else's license number, and doing work without a license. Also, unlicensed contractors do not have mechanic's lien rights, so any lien would not be enforceable. It isn't "fraud" per se, but there are California laws that allow you to potentially recover attorneys' fees and costs if the unlicensed contractor does not voluntarily remove the invalid mechanic's lien after proper notice. There are detailed California laws regarding this topic, so contract a construction law attorney to assist you.
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Contact & Map
1284 South Lyon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
USA
Telephone: (877) 838-5521
Fax: (877) 838-5523