John Condrey is a partner in the Phoenix office of Gordon & Rees, practicing in the Construction, Insurance, Environmental/Toxic Tort, Tort & Product Liability, Employment, Professional Liability Defense and Commercial Litigation Groups. For more than 25 years, he has been representing general contractors, architects and engineers, developers and owners in matters ranging from professional negligence claims, default terminations, delay and disruption claims, project development, land use, CEQA, EPA and a number of other types of transactions and disputes. Mr. Condrey has also represented municipalities in several matters, including those related to wastewater facilities construction and maintenance, as well as public golf course construction. Mr. Condrey has also defended legal malpractice and insurance bad faith cases, and has represented medical device manufacturers/inventors in diverse matters and jurisdictions.
Mr. Condrey handles matters related to employment on behalf of employers. Mr. Condrey represents employers before administrative agencies as well as state and federal court at the trial and appellate level. He has successfully represented employers before administrative agencies including the EEOC and the NLRB, and has handled all manner of employment claims, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, retaliation, harassment and related claims. He counsels employers with regard to personnel issues, including policies and procedures, hiring, termination, leaves, overtime compensation, and disability.
John has represented surety companies in every aspect of their business. He has represented surety interests directly, bond principals in disputes with claimants and has investigated claims by third parties against principals on behalf of the surety. He has tried surety claims in state and federal court, and has represented surety interests on appeal in state and federal courts. Additionally, he has handled fidelity, financial institution, subdivision map act and financial guarantee bond claims.
Mr. Condrey has tried many types of cases, including complex construction, real estate development, surety claims and defense, business litigation, RICO claims, legal malpractice defense, insurance coverage and bad faith, in state and federal courts in California and in Arizona. He has successfully handled appellate issues before the California Court of Appeal, the Arizona Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court. Additionally, Mr. Condrey has arbitrated many complex matters. For example, he was lead attorney in a binding arbitration before a panel of the American Arbitration Association, where he obtained an award for his clients in a complex termination-for-default case of over $12 million. Recently, Mr. Condrey obtained a defense verdict in federal court in Arizona on behalf of his architect client from multimillion dollar claims related to design and construction of a jail facility.
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
American Bar Association Litigation Section
Bar Association of San Francisco
Arizona Builder’s Alliance
Associated General Contractors of America