History of Firm

About Us

Brian S. Case, F. Albert Ibrahim and D. Michael Clauss founded Case, Ibrahim & Clauss, LLP on the principle of personal attention, sound judgment and positive resolution for complex private and public works construction disputes.

The team at Case, Ibrahim & Clauss, LLP specializes in representation of local, national and international contractors, subcontractors, owners & developers, design professionals and material and equipment suppliers.

Although the firm’s office is based in Orange County and centrally located to service all of Southern California, the firm also maintains a wide client base in Central and Northern California. This representation has involved major public and private construction projects, engineering systems and specialized facilities, as well as general business, real estate and corporate law.



  • Public and Private Works Projects
  • Stop Notice Claims
  • Delay & Impact Claims
  • Labor Overrun Analysis
  • Bid Disputes/Protests
  • Scope of Work Disputes
  • Delay & Impact Claims
  • Mechanic’s Lien Claims
  • CPM Scheduling Analysis
  • Subcontractor Standards
  • Insurance Claims/Coverage
  • Construction Defects Claims
  • Contractor Licensing Issues
  • Prevailing Wage Claims
  • Design Deficiencies Analysis
  • Payment Bond Claims
  • Cost Recovery Analysis
  • Claims Avoidance Seminars


  • Business Entity Formation
  • Business Entity Maintenance
  • Contract Preparation, Review and Analysis
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Conflict Avoidance
  • Partnership and Corporate Disputes
  • Breach of Contract, Injunctive Relief, and Unfair Business Practices
  • Commercial, Industrial, and Residential
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Contract Review and Negotiations
  • Business Leasing
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Leasing
  • Debt Collections
  • Developer Representation
  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Broker Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty