Aaron J. Ehrlich




Hennigh Law Corporation
Four Embarcadero Center,
Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111-4164



Hennigh Law Corporation
700 Flower Street,
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Aaron Ehrlich’s strategic prowess and analytical sharpness make him an esteemed Partner at Hennigh Law Corporation, specializing in complex construction litigation. Aaron spearheads high-profile, large loss cases with a seasoned hand, guiding clients through the complexities of construction law with a combination of thorough legal knowledge and a competitive edge. His enviable track record in the courtroom as first chair trial counsel is complemented by his skill in crafting airtight case themes, delivering incisive examinations, and presenting convincing arguments that resonate with judges, juries, and mediators alike. Aaron’s tactical acumen is equally evident in his negotiation tactics, where he leverages his robust first chair trial experiences to achieve favorable outcomes well before a case reaches trial. Educationally, his legal expertise is backed by a foundation of academic excellence, having graduated with honors from Claremont McKenna College and the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco.

Aaron leads Hennigh Law Corporation’s homeowners’ associations construction defect practice. He has accomplished an exemplary level of success guiding homeowners’ associations (ranging from fifty to thousands of units in high, medium, and low-rise multi-family projects) and other property owners through seven, eight, and nine-figure complex construction defect claims for 17 years. He has rapidly become one of California’s most in-demand plaintiff lawyers for property owners facing serious construction defects. Aaron has personally negotiated the favorable resolution of cases involving claims amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars for projects throughout California. His well-known acuity and achievement as first chair trial counsel having consistently prevailed for his clients in jury trials, bench trials, judicial references, and arbitrations strongly disincentivizes opposing parties from drawing out the claim process and instead, encourages prompt settlements to avoid adverse trial outcomes.

Aaron’s clients rapidly appreciate his uncommon hands-on, detailed, and caring method of prosecuting his client’s construction defect claims. His approach of deeply investing in his clients’ cases, buttressed by extensive frontline experience, fine-tuned strategic planning, and an encyclopedic-like memory of the law, case facts, and construction processes, has enabled the sterling results he achieves through settlement or judgment following trial. For this reason and being driven by honesty (the meaning of his last name in German), integrity, and transparency, Aaron is highly selective in the matters he accepts for representation and purposefully maintains fewer active matters than other plaintiff construction defect lawyers to ensure that he can provide his uncompromisingly precise, time-intensive, and bespoke approach to every client. Also rare, he views the defect recovery as only part of his job, so he continues to provide legal services through reconstruction to ensure his clients’ projects are restored to their intended condition as efficiently and promptly as possible.

Aaron’s extraordinary achievements have been recognized by a variety of peer-based awards. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers for nine consecutive years until his eligibility expired. Aaron was recently invited to join the Construction Lawyers Society of America, an invitation-only and selective membership association of the world’s best construction lawyers—he is only the fifth plaintiff construction defect attorney in California to be invited to CLSA membership. Considered one of the most knowledgeable construction defect attorneys in California (particularly involving SB 800 claims) and being a dynamic public speaker and a captivating writer, he is frequently invited to share his expertise as a speaker at legal forums, an author of articles for industry publications, and a Board member for industry organizations. Aaron is a proud member of CACM and CAI.