Ferrentino pulls papers to challenge Moffat in OUSD race

Ferrentino pulls papers to challenge Moffat in OUSD race

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Attorney Joe Ferrentino pulls papers to challenge Kathy Moffat in OUSD Area 4 race

Attorney Joseph A. Ferrentino pulled papers for the Orange Unified School Board’s Trustee Area 4. That seat is currently held by Trustee Kathy Moffat. Public records show that he is a registered Democrat.

Ferrentino, who lives in Villa Park,  is a partner attorney with at the Newport Beach offices of Newmeyer & Dillion.  Ferrentino’s profile on the Newmeyer & Dillion website states:

“Joe’s practice encompasses complex actions in the areas of business, construction, real estate, governmental tort, products liability, and insurance.” 

The firm specializes in defending developers in construction-related lawsuits.

Ferrentino cites in his biography the Niguel Summit lawsuit.  In 1994 homes built on an area that had numerous historic landslides in South Orange County crashed down a slope into a condominium complex.  Ferrentino represented the developer Hon Development Company and the owner of J.M. Peters Inc. The condominium association sued for $15 million but reached a settlement of $9.4 million in 1998.  Ferrentino describes his representation in his biography:

“Joe was responsible for the defense of a builder involved in the Laguna “Niguel Summit” landslide case which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement. In addition to handling the legal and insurance aspects of the claim, he assisted the client with its media relations on this nationally publicized case.”

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Ferrentino also cites in his biography another landslide case against the City of Anaheim getting a $10 million award from the city:

“Along with partner Greg Dillion, Joe tried another publicized landslide case for over five months against the City of Anaheim which resulted in an award of over $10 million in favor of Newmeyer and Dillion LLP’s client.”

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Ferrentino Biography

This year Ferrentino became a board member for Human Options, an Irvine based non-profit dedicated to servicing domestic violence victims.

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Human Options