Kaveh Badiei

Kaveh Badiei


e: kbadiei@rallsgruber.com

p: 650-458-4039

University of California, Hastings College
Law Juris Doctor, 2001

University of California, Irvine Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1997

Project Engineer

Thelen LLP
Associate, 2001-2007

Rutan & Tucker LLP
Senior Counsel, 2007-2017

Super Lawyers, 2020

Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2011-2015

The Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow

Design-Build Institute of America, Member

ABA Forum on Construction Industry, Member

San Carlos Children’s Theater, Board President

Northern California Chapter of the Iranian-American Bar Association, Past President

General Plan Advisory Committee for the City of San, Appointed Member


U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California

Kaveh Badiei is an experienced construction attorney with a background in both civil engineering and construction management.  He is well versed in all aspects of construction litigation, arbitration, and mediation as well as contract drafting, review and negotiation, bonds, mechanic’s liens, false claims, defective construction, and insurance coverage.  He has substantial experience advising owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors on public and private construction projects involving commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, hotels, theaters, wind-energy facilities, nuclear and research laboratories, transportation centers, fiber-optic lines, pipelines, waste-water treatment plants, and high-end homes.  His practice also includes advising owners and contractors in public-private partnership projects.

Prior to joining Ralls Gruber & Niece LLP, Kaveh worked at Rutan & Tucker LLP for ten years, and at Thelen LLP for six years.  Kaveh was recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer in 2020, and as a “Rising Star” in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Kaveh is a Fellow at The Construction Lawyers Society of America.