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  1. Construction & Development: 80%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Government: 5%
    20 years, 500 cases
  3. Insurance: 5%
    20 years, 500 cases
  4. Commercial: 5%
    20 years, 500 cases
  5. Business: 5%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases


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Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP

4747 Executive Drive
Suite 700
San Diego, CA, 92121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 25 San Diego Construction AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Top 25 San Diego Construction AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2011
California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
San Diego’s Top Industry LeadersSan Diego Daily Transcript2010
California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Top 25 San Diego Construction AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2008
California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Top 25 San Diego Construction AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2007
Top 25 San Diego Construction AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2006
A.V. PreeminentMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMarks, Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
U.S. District Courts of California (Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern)MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Government Relations CommitteeN/AN/A
Political Action CommitteeN/AN/A
Associated General Contractors of America - San Diego ChapterBoard of DirectorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
West Coast Air Conditioning Co., Inc. v. Fountain Valley School DistrictClient was paid $1.2 million for delay and disruption damages, and received a thank you letter from the District for building a quality construction project.
Select Electric, Inc. v. Balfour Beatty/Ortiz Enterprises, Inc. et al.Client avoided what became a multi-month jury trial between the owner and general contractor.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San DiegoLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of San DiegoBusiness AdministrationB.B.AN/A