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Colin K. McCarthy - Principal
Principal, LEED AP BD+C

Colin McCarthy is a principal at Lanak & Hanna, P.C. He has been representing owners, general contractors, trade contractors, material suppliers, design professionals, and bonding companies for over twenty years, with an emphasis in complex construction projects. He is well-versed in all forms of project delivery methods and fluent with construction plans and specifications.

Colin is an active member of the Construction Section of the Orange County Bar Association and the National Bond Claims Association. He also serves as General Counsel for the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. Mr. McCarthy has authored numerous articles related to the construction industry and currently lectures for the American Institute of Architects, Continuing Education Program. He also serves on the construction mediation panel for the United States District Court.

Colin is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction and a member of the United States Green Building Council. A strong proponent of sustainable construction and design, Mr. McCarthy served two terms as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Costa Mesa.

Colin received his Bachelor’s Degree, with honors, from the University of California Santa Barbara where he received the University Award of Distinction. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola Law School where he was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and Dean’s List. Colin also holds a Certificate in Construction Management from the College of Engineering at San Diego State University.

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Surety, Subrogation and Indemnity
  • Litigation
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, cum laude, 1998
J.D., Loyola Law School, 2001, Loyola Law Review and Dean’s List
California, 2001
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, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Court of Federal Claims
State Bar of California
Orange County Bar Association Construction Section
Construction Lawyers Society of America
National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
National Bond Claims Association
United States Green Building Council
Stucco Manufactures Association
California Construction Institute
Society of Military Engineers
Surety Underwriters Association of Southern California
Published Articles
Reported Cases
U.S. ex rel. Air Control Technologies, Inc. v. Pre Con Industries, Inc.,707 F.3d 1174 (9th Cir. 2013)

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