The Miller Law Firm Helps Weatherly at University Park Homeowners Association Recover $1.4 Million for Construction Defects

Aug 21, 2013, 11:00 ET from The Miller Law Firm

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miller Law Firm has recovered $1.4 Million for the Weatherly at University Park Homeowners Association in just 15 months from the date of filing a complaint for construction defects.  


The luxury 30-unit condominium building is located in the University South area of Palo Alto and was completed in 2004.  By 2010, the building began to notice common area construction defects. 

The common areas showed visible signs of water intrusion & ponding, cracks in the garage walls and concrete floor, corroded roof drains, discolored stucco & wood trim, and various plumbing, sewer and fire protection issues.   

According to Thomas E. Miller, CEO of The Miller Law Firm, "Even luxury buildings, such as The Weatherly, are at risk for building deficiencies caused by shoddy construction. Homeowners can, however, have full confidence in resolving these claims in under two years, even with the current crowded court system."

Fred Kohler, Treasurer of the board of directors of the Association states, "Our Association is a very tight-knit community and pursuing a claim for building defects was a difficult decision. The Miller Law Firm helped our entire community understand the nature of the issues and the legal process through owner meetings and regular communications.  We are ready to begin the restoration process."

According to Rachel Miller, Senior Partner of The Miller Law Firm, "Beginning with a focused investigation and holding tight to court-approved timelines allows community association like The Weatherly move forward with common area repairs in under two years.  The process is well served through mediators and experts that have specific knowledge of construction defect claims."

Thomas E. Miller and Rachel M. Miller of The Miller Law Firm
( are the co-authors of, "Home and Condo Defects:  A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction," (Seven Locks Press, 2012), available online at

SOURCE The Miller Law Firm