Dennis L. Althouse


Schimley | Althouse LLP
600 S. Lake Ave. Suite 305
Pasadena, CA 91106

[email protected]
TEL: (626) 262-4400
DIRECT: (626) 714-7016
FAX: (626) 244-2632


Practice Areas

Real Estate
Business Litigation
Homeowner Associations


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, J.D., 1991
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, B.S., 1988

Bar Admissions

California, 1991
U.S. District Court, Central,
Eastern, Northern and Southern
Districts of California
Nebraska, 2008

Dennis L. Althouse is a Partner with Schimley | Althouse LLP. His areas of practice include real estate, construction, subrogation/reimbursement, Homeowner Association issues, business and civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing individual, business and corporate interests in all aspects of real estate law and business litigation disputes, and has successfully represented homeowners, Homeowner Associations and contractors in construction disputes.

Mr. Althouse provides pre-litigation counseling to clients, as well as representation in litigation, mediation, arbitration, trial, and at the appellate level.

He is admitted to practice law in California and Nebraska, and is licensed to practice before the United States District Court, Central, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of California.

Mr. Althouse has achieved an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell denoting the highest level of professional excellence from his peers. He is also consistently selected as a Pasadena Top Attorney.

Mr. Althouse earned both his Bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Insurance Law.

Professional Associations

California State Bar
Nebraska State Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore
Pasadena Bar Association (2005-2017)
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Voluntary Settlement Officer (2010-2016)
Ventura County Bar Association (1998-2015)


Pasadena Foothill Association of Realtors – “Legal Issues for a Volunteer Board of Directors”
Provisors, Pasadena V – “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit”


The Complicated Decision to Pursue (or not to Pursue) a Construction Defect Claim
Construction Defect Litigation Has Reached its Pinnacle – and Now Moves to Arbitration


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