William D. Locher

Senior Partner

1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067-1621

Phone: (310) 552-3400
Fax: (310) 552-0805
Email: wlocher@gibbsgiden.com
Professional Experience

William D. Locher's practice is devoted to the representation of clients in construction, commercial and real estate disputes and transactions. Mr. Locher also provides general counsel services to several companies based in California. 

Mr. Locher has represented and currently represents a wide variety of clients in commercial transactions and litigation. He has negotiated and prepared numerous sale agreements, credit agreements and leases from the perspective of the seller, the buyer, the borrower, the lessor and the lessee. Mr. Locher's litigation experience ranges from simple collection matters to complex business, commercial, construction, and real estate disputes. Mr. Locher has provided Mediator and Special Master services in a variety of complex business and construction disputes. Many of these disputes involved multiple parties and the resolution of numerous interdependent issues.  Mr. Locher has lectured to trade associations and professional groups on construction contracts, avoiding construction disputes defending and prosecuting mechanics' lien claims and controlling legal costs.  Mr. Locher is the author of two books on construction law and construction contract disputes.

Practice Areas

Commercial and Business Transactions
Real Estate Law
Construction Law


Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D.), Malibu, CA, 1979
Arizona State University (B.S., Political Science), Tempe, AZ, 1976

Professional Memberships

State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court

Bar Admissions

California, 1979
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1980
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1980
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1980
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1980


Seth W. Eaton, Esq. and William D. Locher, Esq., Give PPPs a Chance article, Los Angeles Lawyer, the Magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, January 2009.

Acrets California Construction Law Digests;
Acrets California Construction Law Manual Contractors Edition; Acrets California Construction Laws Annotated and;
Acrets California Public Contract Code Annotated, (Author),
BNi Publications, 2010

Chapter Nineteen, Alternative Dispute Resolution, CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION LAW (Author), HLK Global Communications, Inc., 2007.
"Contractor's Guide to Change Orders-How to Resolve Disputes and Get Paid", (Co-author), Prentice Hall, 2002


General Electric Company
Vulcan Materials Company
City of Huntington Beach
Macsteel Service Centers USA, Inc.
General Supply & Services, Inc. dba: GEXPRO,
City of Oceanside

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