My practice primarily emphasizes transactions, litigation, arbitration and mediation on behalf of companies and individuals involved in the construction and real estate industries. I represent general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and design professionals in a wide range of matters relating to mechanic's liens, stop notices, construction failures, latent defects, general contract and bidding disputes and professional liability.
Prior to becoming an attorney, I was a general contractor in Missouri for over twenty years. My extensive construction background is a great advantage when assessing a client's case, and during mediation, arbitration and trial. Clients do not have to spend time and money educating me on the construction aspects of their case.
I hold the following California construction licenses: A - General Engineering Contractor, B - General Building Contractor, C-8 - Concrete, C-10 - Electrical, C-20 - Warm Air Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, and C-36 - Plumbing.
I was a Missouri real estate broker for seventeen years, and I have been a California real estate broker since 1995. I represent real estate agents and real estate brokers in various matters.
I am an avid outdoorsman and photographer. I graduated from the Clearwater Guide School and have been a licensed fly fishing guide since 1995. I guide in Northern California on Lewiston Lake and the Trinity River.
In 2008, I was appointed to the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group by Dirk Kempthorne, the Secretary of the Interior.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law school scholarship for academic excellence and promise||Golden Gate University||1992|
|Honorarium for appellate argument||Golden Gate University||1992|
|Attorney||Joseph W. McCarthy, A Law Corporation||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Associated Builders and Contractors||Member||2008 - Present|
|Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group||Appointee||2008 - Present|
|International Code Council||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Institute of Architects||Officer||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1993 - Present|
|Santa Clara Builders' Exchange||Board of Directors||2001 - 2004|
|Santa Cruz Builders' Exchange||Board of Directors||1995 - 2002|
|The Contractor's Survival Guide||The Contractor's Survival Guide||1995|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||N/A||N/A|
|Builders' Exchange of Santa Clara County||Construction Litigation Seminar||N/A|
|Santa Cruz County Builders' Exchange||Construction Litigation Seminar||N/A|
|Shasta Builders' Exchange||Construction Litigation Seminar||N/A|
|Salinas Income Fund One, LLC v. Eitel-Wade, Inc., et al.||Awarded mid-six figures.|
|Nicholas Damer v. Edward D. Hume, et al.||Awarded over half a million dollars.|
Posted by anonymous
Fri Feb 12 2016
Posted by Jim Vergara
Wed Jun 03 2015
Posted by David
Sat May 30 2015
Posted by Rich
Thu Oct 14 2010
Posted by Don
Wed Oct 13 2010
Posted by Paul
Mon Apr 26 2010
Posted by Don
Mon Apr 19 2010
Posted by Sid
Fri Apr 16 2010
Posted by Mike
Thu Apr 15 2010
Posted by Todd
Wed Oct 20 2010