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Michael C. Rubino



Michael C. Rubino graduated (cum laude) from DePauw University in 1980, with a double major in psychology and communications arts and sciences. Mr. Rubino obtained his law degree in 1983 from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, where he was an Associate Editor of the Indiana Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Society. Following law school, Mr. Rubino served for a year as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dixon W. Prentice, Indiana Supreme Court.

With nearly 30 years experience litigating construction defect cases, Mr. Rubino is one of the most experienced construction defect attorneys in the country today. For 12 years, Mr. Rubino represented developers, contractors and subcontractors in hundreds of construction defect lawsuits in San Diego, California, where he developed a reputation as a tenacious advocate for his clients. For the last 17 years, Mr. Rubino has represented homeowner associations in construction defect claims. 

Mr. Rubino holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is respected throughout the legal community for his experience, integrity, skill and zealous representation of his community association clients.


  • California
  • Nevada

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada


Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, JD, 1983

DePauw University, BA, 1980

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers