Nicholas D. Karkazis is one of Gordon & Rees’ general civil litigation attorneys. He has experience litigating in various areas of the law, including business, construction, employment, energy, and general liability.
Mr. Karkazis defends and advises businesses in all sorts of contractual and tort matters, including construction, real estate, farming, and power purchase matters.
Mr. Karkazis has also dealt with various legal issues involving sources of renewable energy, including biomass facilities, geothermal plants, solar carports, and solar arrays. He has also dealt with issues involving cogeneration plants.
Mr. Karkazis has experience representing contractors in delay and disruption, labor shortage, cost overrun, and fraud matters. He also defends the firm’s clients in defect litigation from time to time.
Mr. Karkazis’s employment experience includes defending employers from lawsuits involving wrongful termination, wage and hour, FMLA leave, reasonable accommodation, and age discrimination claims.
Some of Mr. Karkazis’s more recent highlights include:
Obtaining complete denial of a petition for writ of mandate filed by members of a homeowners’ association that challenged the association’s application of bylaws;
Enforcing limitations of liability in a contract through summary adjudication on behalf of one of the nation’s largest roofing contractors to reduce potential exposure by millions of dollars;
Assisting in the successful representation of a public utility client in a fully litigated $130 million breach of contract action.
Mr. Karkazis has also represented clients in lawsuits involving premises liability, habitability, wrongful death, personal injury, and tortious interference with human remains claims.
While in law school, Mr. Karkazis received awards for his writing, including the top grades in Legal Writing, Legal Drafting, and Advanced Legal Writing. He also served on the editorial board of the San Diego Law Review.