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I have represented general contractors, owners, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties and others for over 25 years in construction related matters. I am also happy to review and prepare construction contracts, prepare mechanic's liens, stop notices, and bond claims. Although I prefer to keep my clients out of litigation if possible, I also represent my clients in both prosecuting and defending lawsuits involving construction matters, and am a mediator and arbitrator of construction matters.   Named SuperLawyer 2010,2011 and 2012.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Construction: 100%
    36 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-375/hour)

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  • Robin Mashal

    Ms. Curl has made a substantial number of contributions on Avvo.com. I have read several of her contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer's work.

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  • Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Cathleen Curl demonstrates superb knowledge and experience in construction law. I have tremendous respect for her sound legal knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. She is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse her.

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Contact info

Manos & Curl LLP

700 El Camino Real Suite 200
Millbrae, CA, 94030

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197905/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerS.F. Magazine & Thompson Reuters2014
Super LawyerS.F. Magazine & Thompson Reuters2013
Super LawyerS.F. Magazine & Thompson Reuters2012
Super LawyerS.F. Magazine & Thompson Reuters2011
Super Lawyers 2010 - Construction LawS.F. Magazine & Thomson Reuters2010
AV ratedN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerManos & Curl LLP1987 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Cathleen M. Curl1986 - 1987
AttorneyWilhelm, Thompson, Wentholt & Gibbs1980 - 1986
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
San Mateo County Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Women Lawyers of San Mateo Countypast presidentN/A
National Assoc. of Women in ConstructionPast Director - SF BranchN/A
California Women LawyersMemberN/A
Women Construction Owners & ExecutivesMemberN/A
San Mateo County Bar AssociationPast DirectorN/A
Peninsula Builders ExchangepresidentN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Calif. Mechanic's Liens & Related Remedies (co-author)N/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara UniversityLawN/A1978
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small Claims Court SeminarSmall Claims Court2015
Mechanic's Lien SeminarMechanic's Liens2015
Construction Contracts SeminarConstruction Contracts2015
Mechanic's Liens & Other Related RemediesMechanic's Liens2014
Mechanic's Lien SeminarMechanic's Liens2013