Dr. Vida Tarassoly, the principal attorney at the Law Office of Vida Tarassoly, is an attorney, a civil/structural engineer, and a contractor (A, B, HAZ) specializing in construction law. She holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Southern California, and has over 25 years of experience in the design and construction of public and private projects. With her specialized background in both law and engineering, she is uniquely qualified to provide Rubicon’s clients with sound legal advice as well as a technical expert evaluation of their construction claims.

This dual expertise provides our clients an early understanding of the technical strength of their cases, leading to a definite financial and strategic advantage. Typical construction attorneys are neither qualified nor authorized to evaluate the technical aspects of a client’s claim and can only rely on the advice of their expert witnesses, which are usually assigned in later phases of litigation at high costs to clients. Dr. Tarassoly’s ability to assess the technicality of a claim and relate it to a client’s legal rights at the very early stages of a dispute not only clarifies the strength of the client’s position, but also eliminates the opposing party’s potentially frivolous claims.

With decades of active participation in the civil/structural engineering and construction fields, Dr. Tarassoly has connections with the most qualified expert witnesses with different specialties, which she is able to leverage as needed to successfully support our client’s claims.

In large construction disputes, when teams of expert engineers, architects, and contractors are involved, Dr. Tarassoly coordinates and directs the team of technical experts to ensure proper coordination among the different disciplines to achieve the necessary results to support your legal claims.

We represent developers, general and subcontractors, material suppliers, architects and engineers, providing legal support including review and draft of contracts, assistance with the permitting process, California Contractor’s License Board interface, stop notice services, mechanics’ lien filings and removals, latent construction defects, delay claims, issues relating to violations of the SB800 Right to Repair Act, litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

“Being an expert in the engineering and construction fields, I have the unique ability to effectively evaluate the technical strength of your claim, as well as your legal stance in your construction dispute. My technical insight into your dispute puts me at an advantage over the opposing attorneys. When I take on your case, you simultaneously get to have an attorney and an expert by your side.“

Vida Tarassoly, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.
Licensed Civil/Structural Engineer and Registered Contractor, A&B
Attorney at Law