Calvin House, Appellate Counsellor

Calvin House is a partner at Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP. He has been an active litigator for over 20 years, emphasizing business and employment litigation, civil appeals and local government liability defense. He resides in Pasadena, California.

Previous Experience: associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore (1976-80); Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (1980-82); partner, Ratner, House & Murch (1982-84); assistant professor, Western State University College of Law (1984-88); of counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. (1988-95)

Education: BA 1973, Columbia College; JD 1976, Columbia Law School

Admissions: California; United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California


Malpractice Liability to Non-Clients, Orange County Lawyer, August 1994

Prior Restraints on Campaign Speech in California, 14 W. St. U.L. Rev. 409 (1987)

Preclusion by State Judgment in Cases Involving Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, 13 W. St. U.L. Rev. 435 (1986)

Good Faith Rejection and Specific Performance in Publishing Contracts: Safeguarding the Author's Reasonable Expectations, 51 Brooklyn L. Rev. 95 (1984)

Published Decisions:

County of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (Schonert), 21 Cal. 4th 292 (1999), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 23 Cal.4th 1224, 99 Cal.Rptr.2d 294  (2000)
Government liability, 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims-damages, survival actions
City of Barstow v. Mojave Water Agency, 75 Cal. Rptr. 2d 477 (1998), review granted (Aug. 26, 1998)
Water rights; water basin adjudication; physical solution
Independent Investor Protective League v. Time, Inc., 66 A.D.2d 391, 412 N.Y.S.2d 898 (1979), rev'd, 50 N.Y.2d 259, 406 N.E.2d 486, 428 N.Y.S.2d 671 (1980)
Standing to bring derivative lawsuit for a dissolved corporation
Services Employees International Union v. Fair Political Practices Commission, 747 F. Supp. 580 (E.D. Cal. 1990), aff'd, 955 F.2d 1312 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 112 S. Ct. 3056, 3057 (1992)
Campaign finance; political speech; attorneys' fees under 42 U.S.C. 1988
Shawmut Bank, N.A. v. Kress Associates, 33 F.3d 1477 (9th Cir. 1994)
Securities fraud; banking; fiduciary duty
Tetra Pak, Inc. v. State Board of Equalization, 234 Cal. App. 3d 1751, 286 Cal. Rptr. 529 (1992)
State use tax; application of tax amnesty statute
Union Bank v. Superior Court, 31 Cal. App. 4th 573, 37 Cal. Rptr. 2d 653 (1995)
Lender liability; summary judgment standards

Calvin House | Appellate Counsellor
251 S. Lake Ave., Suite 520, Pasadena, CA 91101
Telephone: (626) 449-2300