Kevin M. Estevez
Phoenix construction lawyer Kevin Estevez
represents Arizona business owners, contractors, subcontractors and construction
suppliers in construction litigation, business litigation, and the formation and
licensing of corporations, LLCs, and other business entities.
He is a past
president (2015-2016) of the Scottsdale Bar Association and continues to serve
as a member of its board of directors. Kevin is also a prolific writer on issues
affecting the construction industry. He is the author of
Arizona Construction and the Law, a legal blog providing an informative look
at construction law in Arizona.
Kevin has been a Super Lawyers Rising Stars
selectee each year since 2013, is a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers
Society of America, and has a strong track record of achieving results
for his clients in a wide range of disputes. His recent results include the
Successfully arbitrated the dissolution of a multi-million dollar
single asset partnership.
Sued a retailer to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien, recovering 100% of
the principal, interest, attorney’s fees, and costs sought.
Successfully tried and obtained judgment on contractor’s claims
against owner for labor and materials furnished.
Sued the owner of an equipment rental facility to foreclose on a
mechanic’s lien, recovering 100% of the principal plus attorney’s fees,
costs, and interest.
Won dismissal of claims against foreign limited liability company for
lack of personal jurisdiction and an award of his clients’ attorneys’ fees
Obtained summary judgment for and recovered more than $250,000.00 in
principal, interest, late fees, attorneys’ fees, and costs against a tenant
for breach of a commercial lease.
Recovered more than $800,000 for a multi-state construction supplier
in a lawsuit against the general contractor on multiple projects.
Recovered $175,000 from a general contractor, on behalf of a
subcontractor, on a pay-if-paid clause by winning a motion for partial
summary judgment on the eve of trial.
Successfully defended charter school before the Office of
Administrative Hearings against IDEA claims that a student had been denied a
“free and appropriate public education,” obtaining dismissal of the entire
complaint after hearing.
Obtained an arbitration award for and recovered more than $100,000 in
principal, interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs on multi-state construction
supplier’s prompt payment, payment bond, and breach of contract claims
against general contractor.
Obtained dismissal of a supplier’s Little Miller Act bond claim on
the grounds that its preliminary 20-day notices were deficient.
Won dismissal of a bank’s deficiency claim against his client, and
the bank was ordered to pay his clients’ attorney’s fees.
Kevin is also active in
the community. He coaches youth soccer and basketball and volunteers at the
Paiute Neighborhood Center Legal Clinic.
AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2017
Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2015
State Bar of
Arizona: Construction Law Section, Business Law Section
Construction Lawyers Society of America: Charter
Scottsdale Bar Association: Member, Board of
Directors; Past President (2015-2016)
Arizona Utility Contractors Association
of 'No Damages for Delay' Clauses," July 2016
Act 90-Day Notice Period Runs from Date of Last Delivery on Open Accounts,"
Amends Construction Industry Arbitration Rules," August 2015
a Plan Doesn’t Come Together: Revisiting Arizona’s Adoption of the Spearin
Doctrine," July 2015
and the Rare 'Cardinal Change,'" March 2015
Protection Weakened for Developers, Spec Home Builders," January 2015
Electrical Contractor Solar Licensing and Warranty Requirements," January
Covenants in Employment Agreements" (co-author), January 2014
All Arizona Courts
U.S. District Court for the District of
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
White Mountain Apache Tribal Court
laude, Arizona State
University, 2005: Business Editor, Arizona State Law Journal; Pedrick
cum laude, University of Arizona, 2001
Coach, San Tan Youth Soccer Association