Thor O. Emblem
Location: Escondido, California
E-mail: E-mail Me
Thor O. Emblem was already a contractor and developer since 1972 when he decided to go to law school. Thor O. Emblem was a founding member of The Law Offices of Thor O. Emblem over 20 years ago. He concentrates his legal practice to construction, insurance disputes, and real estate matters. He is also experienced in injury and product defects.
Mr. Emblem’s licenses include California’s A-Engineering Contractor’s License and California’s B-building Contractor’s License.
Mr. Emblem has counseled owners, contractors, and subcontractors from the bid process to final closeout on all matters of controversy and claim avoidance on construction projects. He has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of the legal documents required for the acquisition of real estate through the entire construction process to final claims resolution. For over 20 years, he has represented owners, contractors, and subcontractors in disputes involving all aspects of the construction process. In particular, Thor has handled claims in arbitration, mediation, and civil litigation from relatively simple payment claims to much more complex claims for damages arising out of defects in performance, warrant, the suitability of plans and specifications, delays, and insurance disputes in the construction process.
Mr. Emblem is licensed as a General Engineering Contractor in California, a General Building Contractor and specialty licensed in HVAC including its former sub-class of Solar, since 1972. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California. He has experience in the business of real estate including acquisition, development, zoning, planning and approval, leasing, escrow and sales; construction, all phases, including site development, planning and permitting, grading, including placement and compaction and drainage, underground utilities, sewer and water, curb, gutter and sidewalk and landscaping, building from the ground up including foundation and slab or sub-floor, plumbing, electric, HVAC, framing, insulation, drywall and finishes, stucco, other sidings, windows and waterproofing, roofing and architectural metals; construction contracts, owner with general contractor, general contractor with sub-contractors, development agreements with organized labor, public contracts, certified payroll, supplier and sub-contractor liens and foreclosure suits. He is a licensed attorney in California since 1989 and served as a judge pro-tem on a rotating basis for ten years, as a mediator for litigated cases.
Thor prides himself in seeking the most cost-effective resolution to complex disputes for his clients.
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of California, Member
State Bar of New Mexico, Member
State Bar of Washington, D.C., Member
Admitted to Practice in the Following Courts
United States Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
New Mexico Supreme Court
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Court of Claims
United States District Courts for Southern and Central California
Law Offices of Thor O. Emblem
205 W 5th Ave, Suite 105
Escondido, CA 92025