Mari Perczak has thirty years of experience as a Colorado trial lawyer. She has successfully handled many large construction defect cases for Colorado homeowners and homeowner associations. Recently, Ms. Perczak was lead trial counsel in a four week jury trial in Glenwood Springs involving twenty severely damaged homes where she obtained a verdict in excess of 6 Million Dollars for her clients.
In 2012, Ms. Perczak and her co-counsel obtained the largest reported residential construction defect verdict in Colorado of 17 Million Dollars. Known for her hard work and tenacity, Mari has brought many favorable verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements for her clients. Ms. Perczak has obtained many successful awards for her clients, including:
- $26.4 Million settlement on behalf of an 82-unit association involving foundation distress, water intrusion, and shear wall defects;
- $24.3 Million settlement on behalf of a 320-unit homeowners’ association involving foundation distress, water intrusion and drainage defects;
- $17+ Million recovery for large multi-family community with drainage, building envelope and fire protection defects;
- $12.5 Million settlement on the third day of trial for a homeowners’ association involving 282 units with stone veneer, siding, window, and drainage defects;
- $4 Million settlement on behalf of a mixed-use downtown property development with moisture intrusion, mold, and EIFS defects; and
Ms. Perczak’s practice focuses on representing homeowners and homeowner associations in construction defect and defective building products cases. Ms. Perczak has successfully resolved construction defect lawsuits involving:
- Structural failures and foundation movement;
- Water intrusion and building envelope failures;
- Cracking and improperly applied real and artificial stucco (EIFS);
- Roof leaks and failures;
- Inadequate drainage.
Ms. Perczak presents educational seminars to attorneys and property managers on issues relating to construction defect litigation, trials and evidence preservation. She has served on educational committees for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and is a past member of CAI’s board of directors.
- J.D., University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1986
- B.A., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1983 (Political Science)
- Colorado Bar Association
- Rocky Mountain Chapter, Community Associations Institute
- Arizona, 2015
- Texas, 2011
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1986
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1986
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