Aldo E. Ibarra

Aldo Ibarra is a litigator who represents clients in the areas of environmental tort, bankruptcy, personal injury and construction defect. Aldo also works with special servicers in connection with the recovery of banking loans.

What Do You Focus On?

I represent clients in all aspects of litigation concerning environmental tort, bankruptcy, personal injury and construction defect actions. I also represent loan servicers in connection with the recovery of bank loans.

I have direct trial experience as second chair in a jury trial, successfully obtaining a multimillion dollar directed verdict in favor of our client, and I served as a deputy district attorney for the Marin County District Attorney handling numerous jury and bench trials. I successfully argued motions for interim relief and recently obtained a writ of attachment in favor of one of our construction clients.

I defend and take depositions, successfully deal with discovery disputes and identify, interview and manage experts in complex cases involving intricate discovery and multiparty litigation. I also represent clients in difficult multiparty mediation proceedings. Recently, I managed to successfully settle a case in which the parties’ chosen mediator failed to get the parties to find common ground and settle.

What do you see on the horizon?

I follow the banking trends of Latin American banks providing loan and investment services in the U.S., and I strategize and analyze the legal services these entities need.

AI Advisors Suggest Better Ways to Build

Engineering News-Record | February 10, 2021

In this article on artificial intelligence and technology innovations in construction, San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Aldo Ibarra and associate Tracy Ickes are quoted extensively for their outlook on accommodating new technologies in contract language, shifting risk to tech companies, better risk assessment for emerging AI advisors, and how tech vendors license to their users.

What construction attorneys must know about drones

Law360 | February 12, 2019

San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Aldo Ibarra is quoted in this story about the FAA regulations governing the use of drones on construction sites, and how many builders aren’t aware of the latest rules.

Legal implications of 3D printing in construction loom

Engineering News-Record (ENR) | June 27, 2018

San Francisco complex commercial disputes associate Aldo Ibarra wrote this contributed article on the legal implications of the increasing use of 3D printers in large-scale construction projects.


Aldo E. Ibarra


San Francisco

Phone: 415-984-8233

Fax: 866-840-1631

University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., (Staff Member, Law Review; CALI Awards for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing (Fall 2006) and in Law and Literature (Summer 2007); Member, La Raza Student Association)

Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, Licenciatura en Derecho (Mexican Law Degree)



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