Areas of Concentration

  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • General Counsel to Community Associations


  • State Bar of California (2003)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California (2003)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California (2004)
  • United States District Court, Central District of California (2004)
  • Supreme Court of the State of California (2003)


  • J.D. (2003) University of San Francisco
  • M.B.A. (2003) University of San Francisco
  • B.A (1999) University of California, San Diego

Memberships & Honors

  • The Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)
  • Bay Cen Chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI)
  • Orange County Chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI)
  • California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

Kevin Canty Kevin Canty is a valued member of the Flynn Riley construction defect team and heads up the firm’s Peninsula and South Bay offices. He has represented community association clients throughout the State of California for more than eleven years and currently handles matters in both Northern and Southern California. His practice focuses on all aspects of construction claims, including claims for defects in original construction, defects arising from condominium conversion, and insurance coverage issues related to those disputes. Mr. Canty also routinely assists his association clients with responding to homeowner complaints regarding ineffective maintenance or repair. The majority of Mr. Canty’s practice involves large multi-million dollar complex matters concerning construction deficiencies; however, he also handles a broad range of legal issues including corporate governance, insurance coverage, governing document compliance and construction contract review.

For many years, Mr. Canty has participated in all aspects of litigation on behalf of his clients, representing associations as small as six units and as large as two thousand homes. His experience with mediations, expert and percipient depositions, arbitration and trial preparation have made him a seasoned representative for his clients’ interests. More importantly, his experience allows Mr. Canty to successfully resolve cases on behalf of many clients without costly and expensive litigation.

Mr. Canty has been asked to present at many industry seminars including the Executive Council of Home Owners (ECHO), Community Association Institute (CAI), and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). He has also authored several articles on topics impacting community associations.