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Joanna Huchting

Joanna Huchting is an associate at Phillips Jessner. Her practice covers a wide range of family-law matters, including marital dissolution, domestic violence, child custody and visitation, move-away requests, child support, spousal support, modification of support, division of community property, and confirmation of separate property.
Prior to joining Phillips Jessner, Ms. Huchting was a partner at Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP, specializing in real estate and construction litigation. While working there, Ms. Huchting earned the distinction of being named the Associate Member of the Year for the Building Industry Association of Southern California. Ms. Huchting later owned her own firm where she handled a wide variety of matters, including real estate and family law disputes.
Ms. Huchting received her J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in 1998. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University in 1995, where she was a member of the Honor Program, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and the recipient of the Rev. Alfred J. Kilp Academic Scholarship and Dean's Citation for Excellence.

Published Works
• "Builders No Longer Taking Solicitation Lying Down", CCN Real Estate Perspectives, PCBC Edition, 2005
• "AB 758 Prohibits Type I Indemnity Provisions For Construction Defect Claims", CCN Client Alert, 2005
• "Builders' Right To Disclaim Implied Warranties Upheld In California", CCN Client Alert, 2004
• "Builders Repair At Your Own Risk - Why California's New Construction Defect Legislation Makes Alternative Dispute Resolution More Important Than Ever", Mealey's, 2003
• "Homeowners Victorious In The Fight To Enforce Arbitration Agreements", CCN Real Estate Perspectives, 2002
• "California First State To Enact Mold Legislation", California Constructor, 2002
• "New Trends in Homeowner Warranties", Builder Digest of California, November, 2001
• "Pre-Claim Triage: Beyond Good Contracts and Customer Service", CCN Real Estate Perspectives, Summer, 2001
Classes & Seminars
• "SB 800 Today," Development Solutions Services, Inc. Workshop, Calabasas (2008), 2008
• "Insurance Issues And The Right To Repair - SB 800 After Five Years - Is it Working?" BIA SC 2008 Risk Management Conference, Irvine (2008)
• "Customer Service In The Homebuilding Industry - SB 800 Overview," UCI Light Construction Development Management Program, Irvine (2008)
• "SB800 - Legal Update And Impact On Consultants," California Geotechnical Engineers Association, Las Vegas (2004)
• "Avoiding The Fungus Among Us: Preventing And Responding To Mold Claims," Midwest Builders Show, Chicago (2003)
• "Overview of Construction Defect Litigation," UCI Extension (2001; 2002; 2003; 2004)
• "Legal Trends And Developments", Bridgestone Continuing Education Seminar (San Francisco, 2001)

Current Employment Position
• Associate

Practice Areas
• Family Law

Bar Admissions
• California, 1998

• University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
• J.D. - May, 1998
• Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
• B.A. - 1995
• Magna cum laude
• Honor Program
• Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
• Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
• Recipient of the Rev. Alfred J. Kilp Academic

• Recipient of the Dean's Citation for ExcellenceHonors
• Associate Member of the Year, Building Industry
• Association of Southern California
• Super Lawyer Rising Star Distinction

• Associate Member of the Year, Building Industry Association of Southern California
• Super Lawyer Rising Star Distinction

Professional Associations and Committees
• State Bar of California, Member
• Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member