“For over a decade, I have exclusively handled the complete range of construction cases. I know the players, the experts, opposing counsel and the issues. I am relentless and proactive in getting a positive result for my clients.”
Colin McCarthy knows construction law inside and out, having represented general contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals, sureties and material suppliers for more than a decade. His experience includes multi-million dollar project defaults, delay, acceleration, re-sequencing and impact claims, differing site conditions, defects, bid protests, professional negligence, change order and extra claims, RFI disputes, prevailing wage claims, bond claims, project termination, design errors, fee recovery and licensing issues on both public and private projects at both the state and federal level. Colin has also successfully negotiated contracts exceeding $50 million.
Colin is an active member of the Construction Section of the Orange County Bar Association and serves as a Planning Commissioner in the City of Costa Mesa. He has authored numerous articles related to the construction industry and currently lectures for the American Institute of Architects, Continuing Education Program on contractor and design topics such as “Job Rights and Getting Paid” and “Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery” for AIA Orange County.
B.A, University of California, Santa Barbara, cum laude, 1998,
J.D., Loyola Law School, 2001, Loyola Law Review and Dean’s List.
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. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
State Bar of California
Orange County Bar Association
American Institute of Architects, Orange County
Western Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association
Associated Builders and Contractors
United States Green Building Council
Planning Commission, City of Costa Mesa
U.S. ex rel. Air Control Technologies, Inc. v. Pre Con Industries, Inc., 707 F.3d 1174 (9th Cir. 2013)