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Mark Lang Creede

Construction and development Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
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About Mark

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  1. Construction and development
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    Construction Law and Litigation - Private Works, Public Works (Local, State and Federal), and Native American Works of Improvement with emphasis on dispute avoidance, construction litigation, transactions, contracts, bond claims, mechanics lien & stop payment notice law, payment, backcharge & defect disputes, delay, disruption & acceleration claims, scheduling, bid disputes, suretyship & bond law, design professional liability, Native American law, litigation, arbitration, mediation, & seminars

    36 years, 320 cases

Mark L. Creede is the President of Creede-Blyth Law, APC, and an AV rated (Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent) construction law attorney specializing in private and public work contract disputes involving mechanic's liens, stop payment notices, payment and performance bonds, subdivision bonds, commercial construction defect claims, change orders and equitable adjustments, delay, disruption, and acceleration claims, bid disputes, surety law, design professional liability and claims, insurance claims, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He represents general engineering contractors, general building contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, owners, developers, architects, engineers, sureties, and insurance carriers. Mr. Creede is also a construction arbitration panelist with the American Arbitration Association and a member of the Associated General Contractors California Legal Advisory Committee. Before practicing law at Creede-Blyth Law, APC, Mark was a shareholder and Managing Partner of Lang, Richert & Patch, where he practiced law for 35 years. Prior to joining Lang, Richert & Patch, Mark was a construction engineer for six years, working for Johnson Controls, Inc., San Francisco Branch, specializing in mechanical, electrical, electronic, and digital control systems design and installation, project management, applications software, personnel training, and engineering department management. He is a past Chairman of the Fresno County Bar Association Construction Law Section and past member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Joaquin Valley Chapter. Mr. Creede earned his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the School of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and his law degree from University of San Francisco School of Law. Mr. Creede has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer (Top 5% of attorneys in Northern California based upon peer review, peer nominations, and professional achievement) in the field of construction law each year from 2007 through 2023, and Top 100 in California in 2018 by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service publication. 

Location

Creede-Blyth Law, APC
5424 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 108
Fresno, CA, 93704

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Posted by Jeff | May 7, 2015
Integrity Still Exists
Mark was always prompt in keeping me informed with my cases as well as issues that could come from possible decisions made from time to time. He was very knowledgeable and experienced with my case. He made possible outcomes clear to me and helped me make the best possible decisions based on all probabilities. He was stern with the opposing side and prompt to respond to opposition's communications. I felt that was very important and showed both me and the opposition that Mark was educated with the facts and scenarios prior to any responses from the opposing side. He seemed ready and fair with his actions. Mark takes pride in his work and was diligent with my cases. I recommend him to the highest degree.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Shareholder (currently Managing Partner)
  • Lang, Richert & Patch
  • 1988 - Present
  • Engineering Manager
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. (San Francisco)
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Project Manager
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. (San Francisco)
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Project Engineer
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. (San Francisco)
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Application Engineer
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. (San Francisco)
  • 1982 - 1984
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Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cal Trans Project
  • Case settled favorably for client for $675,000 after mediation five months before trial date, for a sum over 160% higher than the base contract claim.

Associations

  • Associated General Contractors of California
  • Legal Advisory Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Allied Membership
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member - Former Chairman, Construction Law Section
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Forum on Construction Law; Public Contract Law; Law Practice Div
  • N/A
  • Central California Builders Exchange
  • Industry Associate Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers - San Joaquin Valley
  • Board of Governors
  • 2001 - 2002
  • American Association of Energy Engineers
  • Certified Cogeneration Professional - 12/1991
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Northern California Super Lawyer - Construction Law - 2007-2017
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers - Top 5% of Attorneys in California
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • AV rating (Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • The State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Peer and Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • State of California Senate
  • 2012
  • Champion of Justice
  • Central California Legal Services
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Legislature
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • Congress of the United States of America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • 2007
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Publications

  • San Joaquin School of Law - Remedies Class
  • Construction Law Remedies
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • CSI Conference, Fresno, CA
  • Forensic Engineering - The Expert Witness
  • N/A
  • CELSOC Conference, Fresno, CA
  • Construction Law - Private and Public Works of Improvement
  • N/A
  • ASHRAE Conference, Fresno, CA
  • Construction Law Remedies
  • N/A

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