AV Rated Attorney Timothy M. Howett is the Newest Addition to the Growing Profile of Adams Kessler PLC

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Adams Kessler PLC, one of California's Premier Common Interest Development Law Firms continues its growth with the addition of AV Rated attorney, Timothy M. Howett.

We are very excited to add Timothy Howett to our profile of well-experienced and qualified team of attorneys.

Adams Kessler PLC is continuing its growth with the addition of AV Rated attorney Timothy M. Howett. Mr. Howett brings with him 25 years of legal experience, 20 of those years consulting as corporate counsel to HOAs in California. In addition, he has extensive experience in real property and construction law issues, including real estate development and HOA formation, construction contract negotiation, mechanic’s liens, public works litigation, commercial lease negotiation, Coastal Act issues, view protection, earthquake and soil subsidence litigation, and insurance claim issues.

Mr. Howett earned his BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He studied comparative government and political philosophy at the London School of Economics and interned in the House of Commons in London, England. Tim earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California and is admitted to practice in all California courts, all United States District Courts in California, and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent national peer review lawyer rating service and is an accomplished trial lawyer and a chartered member of the “Million Dollar Advocates” Forum.

Tim is a speaker and author on corporate, construction and community association law and served as guest lecturer in Design and Construction Law at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture in Burbank, California. He currently serves as a member of CAI National's Amicus Committee reviewing legal briefs on issues of importance to community associations for submission as amicus curiae ("friend of the court") to appellate courts nationwide.

Adams Kessler PLC is one of California’s premier common interest development law firms. The firm exclusively represents common interest developments throughout California. They provide corporate and litigation counsel to homeowner and property owner association boards of directors, senior housing communities, resort communities, mixed-use and commercial associations, condominium highrises, equestrian communities, golf associations, lake associations and stock cooperatives.

Adams Kessler PLC specializes in community association law and is not distracted by unrelated areas of the law. Each of their attorneys focuses on the needs of HOAs, which are not for profit corporations and governed by the Davis-Stirling Act.

With the addition of Mr. Howett, collectively the firm has more than 100 years of homeowners association law experience. This includes Judge Lawrence Stirling (ret.), former legislator and author of the Davis-Stirling Act,. Adrian J. Adams, Esq., creator/author of the award winning website and newsletter Davis-Stirling.com and Gary Kessler who sat on the state bar advisory panel for the Davis-Stirling Act rewrite.

Adams Kessler PLC emphasizes and promotes education about California homeowners associations through its websites, blogs, newsletters, journal articles, educational forums, professional affiliations and speaking engagements.

Common interest development law encompasses a complex and constantly changing myriad of statutes and cases. The firm provides free educational information and current trends happening in homeowners associations through their award winning website and weekly newsletter, Davis-Stirling.com. The website and newsletter are considered the #1 reference and the authority on the interpretation of the Davis Stirling Act.

Additionally, Adams Kessler’s attorneys speak at various functions throughout the state, educating both professionals and volunteers on important subjects relating to California’s community associations.


For more information on Adams Kessler PLC or to contact Mr. Howett, please contact Nathalie Ross at (800) 464-2817 or nathalie(at)davis-stirling(dot)com.

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