Randall F. Koenig, Partner

Mr. Koenig’s expertise is focused on construction law, real estate law and professional liability.  He is the Founding Partner of Koenig Jacobsen LLP and is widely recognized and respected in his areas of legal expertise.  Mr. Koenig has extensive experience in meeting the special needs of architects, engineers, contractors, other design professionals, real estate agents/brokers and in the handling of general civil litigation matters.  Mr. Koenig’s forte is negotiating, reviewing and drafting client contracts, transactional matters and resolving complex construction, real estate and business disputes.

Mr. Koenig’s excellent superior court jury trial record defending architects, engineers, contractors, and his familiarity with the local bench, mediators and bar, facilitates the expedient and economical resolution of disputes.  Mr. Koenig is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and he has successfully tried and won 12 cases in the last five years.

Mr. Koenig is legal counsel to several of the leading companies in Southern California including A&E firms, real estate companies, retail companies and is approved panel counsel by numerous insurance companies.  Martindale Hubbell has given Mr. Koenig an “AV Preeminent” rating.  San Diego Magazine recently named Mr. Koenig one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego for Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence.

Randy gained valuable experience working with his father, internationally recognized architect Pierre Koenig, who designed the iconic Case Study House No. 22, and was a Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California for 50 years.


  • J.D., University of San Diego
    • San Diego Law Review Editor
  • B.A., University of Southern California, magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Prior Professional Experiences

  • California Attorney General Office
  • Amtrak Pullman Porter

Speeches/Speaker and Publications

  • Risk Management Through Contract Negotiation and Review of Significant Cases Affecting Engineering Professionals – ACEC, 2015
  • Real Estate: 10 Top Risk Management Tips – Orange County, 2014
  • Design Professional Risk Control Group – Construction Defect Lawsuit Against Architect – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2010
  • Loss Prevention Convocation – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2010
  • Society of American Registered Architects – Significant Legal Trends Affecting Architects
    • National Convention, San Francisco, 2007
  • American Institute of Architects – Significant Legal Trends Affecting Architects
    • National Convention, Los Angeles, 2006
    • National Convention, Chicago, 2004
    • National Convention, San Diego, 2003
  • American Institute of Architects Southern California Chapters – Orange County, Long Beach, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire
  • Structural Engineers Association of Southern California, Fee Disputes, Risk Management and Resolution Seminars, 2005-2010
  • American Society Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Significant Trends & Legal Cases Affecting Engineers, 2004
  • Lecturer USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2004-2005, 2008-2014
  • Lecturer USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, California, 2006
  • 42nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, Keynote Speaker, Asheville, North Carolina, 2002
  • San Diego Law Review, authored property rights article

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Affiliate
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Society of American Registered Architects
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • USC Architectural Guild
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Think Tank OC Business Leader Roundtable

Community Involvement

  • President, Trojan Board of Directors
  • Board of Councilors, University of Southern California School of Architecture
  • USC Trojan Alumni Football Club, lifetime member
  • NJB, Basketball Coach
  • AYSO, Soccer Coach
  • Think Tank OC Business Leader Roundtable

Practice Areas


600 W. Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, CA  92101

16300 Bake Parkway
Irvine, CA  92618