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Christopher W. Loweth


Chris Loweth is a Partner at Pratt & Associates. He brings over 25 years of experience in business and commercial litigation to his clients. Chris has expertise in alternative dispute resolution, ranging from internal dispute resolutions to mediations to formal arbitrations, and a successful track record for settling cases. Chris also represents clients in connection with Civil Harassment Restraining Orders. He has tried cases in State and Federal courts, including breach of lease cases, homeowner association disputes, the Davis-Stirling Act, commercial and residential evictions, nuisance, property boundary disputes, partitions, purchase contract disclosures, and other civil litigation involving real estate and business matters. Chris has significant appellate experience as well, with two Federal Circuit Court decisions published.

Chris enjoys aiding his clients in navigating the Davis-Stirling Act and Homeowner Association governing documents and has tried cases related to enforcement of (or resisting enforcement of) Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (“CC&Rs”) and architectural rules. Chris also advises clients on construction defect issues, such as the California Right to Repair Act (SB800) and the Calderon Act (applicable to Homeowners’ Associations).

Mr. Loweth began his legal career in San Diego and then practiced in Chicago before moving to the Bay Area eleven years ago.

Chris grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Away from his law practice, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, working in his garden, and volunteering with Boy Scouts and 4 H. Chris is involved with Rolling Hills 4 H Program at the McClellan Ranch Preserve run by the University of California, Davis.

Practice Areas
Homeowners Association Law, Civil Litigation, Disputes regarding Real Estate Sales, Construction Defect, Employment Disputes, Landlord/Tenant, both residential and commercial, Civil Harassment Restraining Orders, Nuisance Actions, Easements, Partition Actions.

Santa Clara County Bar Association
Michigan Law Alumni

State Bar of California
Illinois State Bar (currently inactive)
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Juris Doctor, 1998
University of Michigan School of Law
B.S., History and Philosophy, 1993
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Appellate Cases:
Mopex, Inc. v. Amex, (2d Cir., 2003) 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 1370.
Bardwell v. Allied Waste Transp., Inc., (7th Cir. 2012) 460 Fed. Appx. 606.
White v. Linkedin Corp. (Unpublished), (2016 CA) 2016 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 3051, 2016 WL 1735098.

Christopher W. Loweth

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