Areas of Practice

  • Construction Defect Claims

  • Construction Defect Litigation

  • Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

  • U.S. District Courts:

    • Central District​

    • Eastern District

    • Northern District

    • Southern District


  • J.D. (2003) University of San Francisco

  • M.B.A. (2003) University of San Francisco

  • B.A (1999) University of California, San Diego

Professional Affiliations

  • The Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)

  • Community Association Institute (CAI)

  • California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

Media Articles

  • Mr. Canty has authored several articles on topics impacting community associations.

Kevin Canty


Kevin Canty is a Partner at Riley Pasek Canty LLP with more than 13 years of experience representing clients throughout California. Mr. Canty is in charge of the firm’s Southern California operations and represents community association clients throughout the State of California. His practice focuses on all aspects of construction claims, including claims for defects in original construction, defects arising from condominium conversion, and insurance coverage issues related to those disputes. Mr. Canty also routinely assists his association clients with responding to homeowner complaints regarding ineffective maintenance or repair. The majority of Mr. Canty’s practice involves large multi-million dollar complex matters concerning construction

deficiencies; however, he also handles a broad range of legal issues including corporate governance, insurance coverage, governing document compliance and construction contract review.

For many years, Mr. Canty has participated in all aspects of litigation on behalf of his

clients, representing associations as small as six units and as large as two thousand homes. His experience with mediations, expert and percipient depositions, arbitration and trial preparation have made him a seasoned representative for his clients’ interests. More importantly, his experience allows Mr. Canty to successfully resolve cases on behalf of many clients without costly and expensive litigation.

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