Elena A. Kuzminova

Associate | Irvine, CA

(949) 852-6700

Elena Kuzminova is an associate in Watt, Tieder’s Irvine, California office.  Elena’s practice is primarily focused in the areas of surety and lending, construction and general commercial litigation.  She represents large construction companies, surety clients and developers.  Elena’s expertise includes all phases of litigation and complex dispute resolution process in both federal and state courts.  Her diverse experience includes construction, surety, real estate, mortgage banking, bankruptcy, insurance, and general business litigation matters. 

Prior to joining Watt, Tieder, Elena’s practice focused on real estate litigation, professional liability, and insurance defense litigation.  During law school, Elena interned in-house at Bellator, MMA and handled general employment and entertainment law matters.  Elena graduated summa cum laude from Saint Louis University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  

 Elena is fluent in Russian.

  • American Bar Association
  • University of California, Irvine School of Law Alumni Association, Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Lawyering Skills, Research Fellow, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Areas of Practice

  • Surety and Lending
  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation


  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Saint Louis University, B.A., 2010

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California