IRVINE, CA – Ken Kasdan, Senior and Managing Partner of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP, continues to sit on the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference Speakers and Topics Committee.

The formal plans for America’s Largest, America’s Favorite, America’s Best Construction Defect Seminar, West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar for 2015 are in place. For the 2015 seminar Dave Stern, Seminar Chairperson, will soon announce the topics and speakers chosen from the community WCC has served for over 20 years, making them the world’s largest event concentrating on the prosecution, defense and coverage for these specialized claims and litigation.

The central theme for 2015 will be “Why “Doing It Like We Always Did It” Won’t Do Anymore”.

In May of 2014, 1517 people ventured from across the globe to Anaheim California to hear event speaker’s views and opinions on the controversial topics of construction defect claims and litigation. Many came to keep abreast of current case law, current technologies, current and developing techniques in this field of specialty. Many came to glimpse into the future of where construction defect claims and litigation will be going. Many came to meet their colleagues, other counsel, judges, mediators, the vendors as well as the other attendees in the world’s largest venue regarding the educational aspects of construction defect claims and litigation.

Through the remainder of 2015, and beyond, industry professionals will see many changes in the way these claims and litigation affect homeowners, contractors, subcontractors, insurers and almost everyone affected by construction defects. WCC adapts their event to an ever changing community so attendees will see some new ideas and technologies from at the 2015 seminar in keeping with the 2015 theme.


Ken Kasdan is one of the nation’s leading construction defect attorneys and has been managing partner of the Kasdan Simonds firm, which he established, for more than 25 years. He earned his law degree from the State University of New York, at Buffalo, and his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. Ken was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He is also admitted to the Arizona State Bar.

Ken is a member of the American Bar Association (Member: Business Law Section); Committee on Commercial Financial Services; Subcommittee on Interest and Usury, Creditor Rights; Litigation Section; Construction Industry Forum Committee; State Bar Association of California; Orange County Bar Association (Member: Business Litigation Section); Orange County Trial Lawyers Association; Judge Pro Tem, Orange County Superior Court; the Orange County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel; and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Ken Kasdan has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2006.

Ken sits on the Board of the Construction Defect Community Charitable Foundation (CDCCF). Established to provide financial assistance for active members of the construction defect community, the CDCCF helps individuals who have uninsured expenses due to a disability, illness, and/or the death of a community member or an immediate family member.

The Kasdan Weber Turner law firm has offices in Irvine and Walnut Creek, California and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm represents plaintiffs in major construction defect litigation. For more detailed information on the firm, visit