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I have had several legal issues where Joe mcCarthy represented Me. Im a contractor and in the construction business you need an attorney that specializes in and knows how things are done in the construction world (I don't want to pay to educate my lawyer) and I found Mr McCarthy to be very knowledgable. With my legal issues Joe always had a good idea where things would settle.
Posted by Jim Vergara
Has always been very helpful in resolving issues on a timely manner or answering legal questions that we may have from time to time. We are very pleased with his services and that's why we have been using for over 15 years.
Posted by David
I have known Mr. McCarthy for many years now. He has been my counsel as well as used my investigative services. I have seen many facets of his personality and aspects of his business and I can say without reservation that he is a very experienced attorney who uses that experience to best represent his client's interests. Mr. McCarthy's knowledge of construction law and the nuances that are implicit in every case, give him a competitive advantage in "reading" the opposing party's inferences and subtleties.
He has shown himself to be fair as well as well as taking the hard line as the need arises.
You can trust his guidance and his counsel, as I have for many years, both as a client and as a construction defect investigator.
Posted by Todd
Although Joe represents Contractors for the most part, he represented me, as a consumer, in a case against a less than professional Contractor and won a judgement for me. Joe seems just as interested in protecting the integrity of the Contracting industry by weeding out bad contractors as he does about endorsing professionals in the industry. I admire the fact that Joe sees his job as one of protecting his client first and the industry second. When I needed a knowledgable and experienced Lawyer who was also experienced as a contractor I found the right man for the job. Joe is both personable and motivated.
Posted by Rich
Joe introduced himself to me by stopping by my office in 1993. He was very pleasant, and helped me to dissolve a joint venture, release liability of three partners, and convert this company to a Solely owned entity.
This helped me to take the reins without the restraint of others. He is very approachable, sincere, capable and efficient. His rate was quite reasonable and affordable. No one likes spending money, however the money expended was well worth it.
He also came to my aid in 2005 when I was facing a lawsuit filed against me and was able to prove the lack of validity of the complaint, since the suit was filed by an unlicensed contractor, who sought a remedy from the California State Contractors License Board. The cross - complaint that Joe filed worked brilliantly, and saved me a potential financial loss of over 100,000.00, plus attorney fees. Thank
You again and again, Joe..... You really know your stuff, and have an ability to cut to the quick of any issue relating to Contractor License Law.. I have been grateful to you since I first met you.
It was a brilliant defense, and the lawsuit was withdrawn by the other attorney. I am still reaping the benefits of your knowledge and skill administering the practice of law. Thank you Joe!
Posted by Don
Joe has been the lawyer for my company for almost 10 years now. His experience in the construction industry gives him a unique advantage that, when combined with his wide ranging legal knowledge, enables him to provide a broader perspective on complex issues. Most of the time, the legal issues I face are intermingled with business issues, and I must make decisions without all of the information. Joe is not afraid to actually provide a straight answer to a question rather than a long list of maybes. He has been helpful to me in formulating a strategy to attack the broader issues that will impact my business in addition to the specific issues of the case. His advice is always practical.
Posted by Paul
I contracted Joe regarding lien Ellco files. After conversation I retained Joe's firm. Within 6-7 working days Suit was filed. Negotiation began with appropriate parties. I had given Joe my expectations. All through the negotations I was kept informed. We reached an agreement very quickly. The agreement was to my satisfactions. We settled shortly after and that concluded the action. Joe and his firm acted very professionally and performed to my satisfaction.
Posted by Don
McCarthy Law Office is a very professional, reliable firm that is familiar with the construction industry. We use this firm on a regualr basis and they are currently working on two cases for us. On all cases Joe has represented us on we have had favorable results. Joe is always responsive and can always be reached even at his home office which is luxury I have never had with other firms we have delt with.
His knowledge of the construction industry and law as it has pertained to our specific field is extensive. I would highly recommend this firm and I will continue to use them for the coporation and my personal needs.
Posted by Sid
I have been in business for 25 years and have worked with many attorneys. Joe stands out because he is honest, reliable and knowledgeable. Most important of all he will not recommend spending your money on his services just for the sake of taking a case..
Posted by Mike
Joe McCarthy has represented me over the last 7 years with respect to construction contract issues. In all matters the outcome has been successful. He is a tenacious and insightful litigator. Joe has always been is responsive and timely to my concern. I look forward to having Joe on my side when the problems come up.