Project Description

Jacqueline Pons-Bunney
Managing Partner

California (949) 837-8200 x 204
Arizona (602) 971-0159

JACQUELINE C. PONS-BUNNEY EXPERIENCE Jacqueline Pons-Bunney is Managing Partner and Shareholder at Weil & Drage* (“W&D”). She is licensed in both California and Arizona and opened the firm’s Arizona office in 2008. She focuses her practice primarily on the representation of design, construction, and real estate professionals in a wide array of actions. Her undergraduate degree in Architecture affords her unique insight and advantage in dealing with adversaries and understanding the design and construction process. This unique background also allows her to meet the needs and concerns of her clients because she understands the industry literally from the ground up. Her legal experience includes matters ranging from simple fee disputes to multi-million-dollar, high-profile construction cases involving high-rise condominiums, resorts, residences, schools, highways, wastewater treatment facilities, and other large public and private projects.

Claims encompass defects, delay and cost overruns, personal/catastrophic injury and wrongful death in a variety of project types. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Jacquie counsels her clients in negotiation of complex contracts, as well as complicated risk management issues. She has been involved in the drafting and negotiation of contracts involving both public works and private projects with construction values in the multi-million-dollar range. She has authored several articles on risk management and has presented seminars to numerous groups in the construction and insurance community.

*W&D is a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. W&D is a member of the exclusive National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOL)

California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Bachelor of Architecture, 1991
International Studies Program, Florence, Italy (1989-1990),
Architecture Emphasis
University of La Verne College of Law
Juris Doctor cum laude, 1999
Journal of Juvenile Law (Managing Editor and Staff Writer)
Oral Argument Finalist West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award

State Bar of California (various State and Federal courts)
State Bar of Arizona (various State and Federal courts)
United States Supreme Court State of California Real Estate Salesperson License American Counsel of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National (Affiliate Member – Risk Management Committee)
American Counsel of Engineering Companies California (Affiliate Member) American Institute of Architects (Orange County)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Maricopa County (Arizona) Bar
Association Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
The Jefferson Society US Institute of Building Documentation Legal Committee WBENC – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Key Factors in Developing an Internal Risk Management Process (2019, Travelers Professional Liability)
Copyright Rights & Wrongs (2015, W&D)
So Is There Anything GOOD to be Taken from Beacon? (2014, W&D)
California Court Upholds Contractual Statute of Limitations Provision
In AIA Standard Form of Agreement (2013, The Jefferson Society)
Drafting a Quality Control Manual: A Design Professional’s Guide(September 2009, a/e ProNet Practice Notes, Volume 19, Number 1)
The Best Foundation for a Great Design is a Good Contract(July/August 2007, Builder Architect Magazine, Southern Nevada Edition)
Understanding the Implications of ‘Defending’ Your Client (September/October 2007, Builder Architect Magazine, Southern Nevada Edition; August 2007,
Travelers Insurance, “Stamped, Sealed and Delivered – A Risk Management Publication for Architects and Engineers”; April 2007, OC Architect; Spring 2007, ACEC of Oregon; 2007,
National Casualty Company, Scottsdale, Arizona, Architects & Engineers Risk Management Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 1; December 2006, a/e ProNet Web Site)