Peter Langbord



Peter Langbord is a partner in Foley Mansfield’s Los Angeles office.

An experienced trial attorney who has defended multiple cases to verdict, his practice is centered on toxic tort litigation (asbestos exposure), general liability, real estate (with an emphasis on landlord liability defense), and commercial litigation.

Over the last several years, Peter has tried numerous cases defending manufacturers and premises owners in asbestos exposure personal injury matters in state and federal court in Northern and Southern California.  In 2021, he tried his first Zoom jury trial.

Peter's experience in complex real estate-related matters includes property damage claims, title disputes, eminent domain, and environmental contamination cases.

Recently, he resolved a case for a prominent property owner sued by a Northern California Redevelopment Agency for eminent domain and violation of California’s Polanco Act. Peter favorably resolved the case, allowing the client to retain ownership of the property and minimized the cost of remediation by requiring prior property owners to share in remediation expenses.

He also handles numerous habitability claims against landlords in Southern and Northern California.

His diverse business and corporate law practice include secured transactions, forgery, broker malpractice, easements, and negotiable instruments.

A former amateur state surfing competitor and road racing cyclist, Peter currently enjoys road cycling, working out, and enjoying the company of his wife, daughter and two dogs.

We represent our clients with creativity, simplicity, clarity and brevity, coupled with a slavish attention to detail.


Louise Mahoney et al. v. Alta Building Supply, et al. (Asbestos Exposure) Marine Express, Inc. v. Wall Enterprises, Inc. (Breach of commercial lease) Integrated Financial Solutions vs. Bank of America (Negotiable Instruments/Forgery) Land Title Insurance Co., et al. vs. Dusko Cavic (Negotiable Instruments/Forgery) Gregory Adler vs. Stewart Bloom, et al.(Accountant Malpractice/Stock Advice) Tommie Williams vs. Carver Pump Company, Inc. (Asbestos Exposure) Ernesto Escamilla vs. American Standard, Inc. (Asbestos Exposure) George LaChapelle vs. Bondex International (Asbestos Exposure) Robert Treggett vs. Alfa Laval, Inc. (Asbestos Exposure) City of Pomona vs. John Michael Faull, et al. (Environmental- RCRA) In this long running matter alleging chemical contamination (PCE) on a site in a redevelopment zone in Pomona, Peter successfully defended his client against the City which sought substantial monetary damages under federal and state law. City of Pittsburg, CA v. Marine Express, Inc.(Environmental) Represented Marine Express in Polanco Act suit brought by redevelopment agency seeking an order forcing client to remediate oil based contamination on property recently purchased by my client. On client behalf countersued all prior landowners of property, including prominent oil company, and ultimately obtained funds from those parties which helped fund settlement with City. Appellate - Nev-Visions Sports v. Sorem/McAdam/Bartells, (2000) 86 Cal.App.4th 303 (Accountant Malpractice/Fraud) Bello v. Integrity Property Management et al. (Landlord/tenant; Constructive Eviction) Itkoff et al. v. Sixteen Forty-Three Twelfth St. Homeowners Ass’n (Administration of HOA) Kimberling et al. v. Amcord, Inc. et al. (Asbestos Exposure)


Presiding Judge, HarrisMartin's California Asbestos Litigation: Trial 101 Workshop, May 2017
Key Jurisdictional Updates: California State-of-Asbestos Litigation Presentation, Perrin Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2014
The Dissolution of the Asbestos MDL; Perrin Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2013


Monetary Sanctions: Are They Insurable? (1988). L.A. Lawyer
California Supreme Court Survey 16. Pepperdine Law Review 176, 218, 492

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  • California 
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business & Corporate
  • Cannabis
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment, Environmental
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
  • Pepperdine University, 1989, JD, Associate Editor, Pepperdine Law Review; 
  • California State University, 1986, BA, Economics
  • California State Bar

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