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Angelina Maria Plumtree

Construction and development Attorney at Garden Grove, CA

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also known as Construction Attorney Representing Construction Contractors, Maria Plumtree

  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 23 years
    California - CA 24 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Angelina

Learn Angelina’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    General Contractor, Subcon Material Supplier Construction Defects Mechanics Liens Bonded Stop Notices Payment Bonds Performance Bonded Construction mediation Surety bonds

    24 years, 500 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    •Design Professional, •General Contractor, •Subcontractor, •Developer, and •Material Supplier •Differing Site Conditions •Change Orders •Notice Provisions •Payment Provisions •Retention •Indemnity and Insurance •Termination

    24 years, 500 cases

  3. Licensing
    CSLB license defense attorney who represents construction contractors.

    24 years

  4. Workers compensation
    Exclusively represent construction businesses and construction employers in all areas of workers compensation. -Serious and Willful Misconduct Claims -Uninsured Workers Compensation Defense -Self Insured -Insurance Defense

My Motto:  Helping Construction Contractors Navigate The Legal System.

I have over 20 years of experience representing general contractors, custom homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers and architects in both California and Nevada.  I am also a regular guest lecturer for numerous organizations including California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors, San Luis Obispo Builders Exchange, and the Building Industry Association.  In addition, I regularly lobby in Sacramento for various issues affecting the construction community.


I come from a long line of construction contractors. My grandfather, Galileo Tobia, was a master tile setter who migrated from Italy and opened a tile setting business called Tobia Tile. My uncle took over the business and expanded the scope of the business to include general construction. The business is now called Tobia Construction.

My cousin purchased,Varden Bros. Roofing, the oldest roofing company in Albany, New York.  In my formative years, I was “shipped” to New York so that I could stay out of trouble and work in the family business.  This included hot mopping for my cousin’s roofing company.

It was during these formative years that I knew I was “not interested” in working in the construction industry and went to law school.

After becoming a licensed attorney, I discovered that a majority of construction contractors were underrepresented. Due to my family’s construction history, I decided to focus on representing construction contractors.


Prior to starting my own law firm, I worked for a multi-state law firm in Las Vega representing national developers.  I litigated numerous construction cases on behalf of these developers.  This included a case that was appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court and became law --Shuette v. Beazer Homes Holding Corp. That case is still good law in Nevada law.


I returned to California where I worked for another large law firm that represented subcontractors prior to starting my own construction law firm.

Photos and videos

Webinar - California Mechanics Liens 101
Maria Plumtree and Bruce Wick at Leg Day May 17 for CALPASC.  Lobbying for construction contractors.
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Plumtree & Brunner LLP
7111 Garden Grove Blvd, Suite 200
Garden Grove, CA, 92841
Plumtree & Brunner LLP
4251 S Higuera St Suite J
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Plumtree & Brunner LLP
42933 Madio Street
Indio, CA, 92201
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Construction Attorney Representing Construction Contractors
  • Plumtree & Brunner LLP
  • 2023 - Present
  • Construction Attorney Representing Construction Contractors
  • Plumtree & Associates
  • 2006 - Present
  • Construction Attorney
  • Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Construction Attorney
  • Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck
  • 2000 - 2003
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  • California Western SOL
  • JD
  • 1999
  • Occidental Coll
  • BA
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Shuette v. Beazer Homes Holdings Corp., (2005) 121 Nev. 837
  • Favorable For my client Beazer Homes


  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Fellow
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Santa Maria Contractors Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Luis Obsipo Contractors Exchange
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Contractors Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Association of Specialty Contractors
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Building Industry Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • BIA Remodelors Counsel
  • Past President
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Admission To Practice In The United States Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2017
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Trade Contractor's Council
  • 2010
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Remodelor's Council
  • 2008


  • Vol. 4 No. 1, Southwestern Law and Trade in the Americas
  • Maquiladoras and Women Workers: the Marginalization of Women in Mexico as a Means to Economic Development
  • 1999

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