About Our Firm
Since 1986, Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP has enjoyed enduring relationships with our clients. We have successfully represented our clients in all types of legal matters and disputes, including multi-party, complex litigation matters involving construction defects, construction site accidents, entertainment and hospitality claims, automobile and trucking accidents, environmental claims, business law, employment law, insurance coverage and bad faith, as well as most other types of general civil litigation.
As a direct result of the faithful support of our clients and the dedicated service of our attorneys and staff, KNCH has established a dynamic presence throughout the country, which includes more than 80 attorneys and 200 employees across 9 locations throughout the West, Southwest, Southeast and beyond. Our breadth of experience and geographical coverage ensures that our clients’ personal, business, and financial concerns are represented. Dedicated to service and forging ahead with integrity and strength, KNCH is committed to providing exceptional legal services to our clients.
Compassion, dedication, and strength are at the core of who we are as a firm and reflected in every action and decision we make.
Through determination, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and vision, the firm’s practice continues to evolve with current legal trends and our clients’ needs and expectations, which enable us to provide effective, cost-efficient solutions to legal issues.
Our focus is to identify and anticipate current and future legal trends to ensure the best possible outcomes that reflect our clients’ needs.
Over The Years
The year of KNCH’s founding, the average cost of a new house in the United States was $89,430. The average price for a new car was $9,255.00. A gallon of gas was 89 cents.
KNCH’s Orange County office, located in Irvine, is the firm’s headquarters, and is managed by Mark Newcomb. Also working primarily out of the firm’s Irvine office are partners Edward Schmitt, Robert Fisher, Erik Musurlian, Christopher Grossi, Maria Pleše, Tracy Hughes, Douglas Koeller, Ryan Antes, Zachery Schwartz, Megan Barnett and Alana Zech.
In 1988, San Diego hosted its first Super Bowl and America’s Cup Yacht race. El Cajon’s Greg Louganis also won his fifth Olympic diving medal.
San Diego, CA
After the firm’ founding, KNCH’s second office in San Diego was opened in response to a growing and significant rise of construction defect litigation in the area. As the firm grew, William Nebeker moved from Arizona in 1987 to manage the San Diego team. Robert Carlson joined the San Diego team in 1990. The San Diego office is currently managed by partner Robert Carlson. Partners Jay Bulger, Julia Bergstrom, Fort Zackary, Michael Zech, Sarah Long, Andre Robin and Scott Davis are also based within the San Diego office.
William Nebeker and the Phoenix team have achieved trial success in the largest construction defect cases to proceed to verdict in Maricopa County.
Partner William Nebeker relocated back to his roots in Arizona to open the firm’s Phoenix office in 1996. Mr. Nebeker continues to manage the Phoenix office with partner Zahnie Soe Myint. Troy Allen, David Kash and Dan Campbell are all partners based within the Phoenix office.
Robert Carlson teamed up with Megan Dorsey on some of the most significant construction defect cases in Las Vegas, including the landmark Supreme Court decision in Shuette v. Beazer Homes Holding Corporation, which dramatically reversed the trend of class action certifications in construction defect litigation.
Partner Megan Dorsey relocated from our San Diego office to open and manage the firm’s Las Vegas office in 2000. Also based in the Las Vegas office are partners Andrew Green, Mark Roach and Eileen Luttrell. California partners Bob Carlson, Martha Dorsey, Mark Newcomb, Jay Bulger and Sarah Long are also admitted to practice in the state of Nevada.
Sacramento is California’s sixth capital since 1850. Since the state’s founding, the capital has also been located in San Jose, Vallejo, Benicia, Sacramento, San Francisco, and back to Sacramento.
In February of 2005, the firm opened its Sacramento office under the leadership of partner Jerry Satran. In the years following its opening, the Sacramento office has seen steady growth and success. Stephanie Young, Peter Dye, Mary Coombe, David Bass. Jesse Boyd and Brian Sanders are also partners serving our clients in the Bay Area.
The Orlando area is dotted with over 100 lakes, but one of them – Lake Eola – is actually a giant sinkhole.
KNCH opened its office in Orlando, in January 2013, under the leadership of partners Ian Gillan, formerly of the Las Vegas office, and partner Chad Dunigan, who relocated from our Sacramento office. The firm’s Orlando office continues to grow due to its successful representation of builders, developers, general contractors, and insurance companies involved in real estate development and construction defect-related litigation. Ryan Brooks, Justin Leise, Katherine Klapsa and Kevin Corona are also partners in our Florida offices.
Many well-known movies have been filmed in Austin, including: “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”; “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”; “Dazed and Confused”; “Office Space”; “Waking Life”; “Idiocracy”; “Death Proof”; “True Grit”; “Boyhood”; and “Also Starring Austin.”
Under the leadership of partner John Donovan, previously located in the firm’s Orange County office, our Austin office opened in 2015 and serves the needs of its clients in the Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio areas. Partners Andrew Green, Chad Dunigan, Christopher Grossi and Michael Zech are also admitted to practice in the state of Texas.
Miami is the only U.S. city that was founded by a woman. A local businesswoman named Julia Tuttle encouraged a developer to extend the new Florida East Coast Railroad to Miami in 1896, leading the way to the development of modern Miami.
In September 2018, the firm expanded into Miami, the office is managed by partners, Chad Dunigan and Ian Gillan. With this addition, KNCH is regionally poised to serve its South Florida clients, with continued emphasis in construction and real estate claims, business disputes and insurance litigation.
In 1822, 200 years before our office opened, Jacksonville was named for Andrew Jackson. At the time, Jackson was the military governor of the Florida territory. Jacksonville has a statue of its namesake downtown near what used to be The Jacksonville Landing.
The Jacksonville office opened in March of 2022 to meet the needs of our clients and provide legal services for the entire state. It is managed by Mr. Chad Dunnigan and Mr. Ian Gillan while Mr. Justine Leise is a partner within this office.