John P. McGill

Special Counsel

“In construction, trial is the last resort. Being well organized and prepared makes litigation less attractive to the other side. My job as an attorney is to advise my clients on how to do it, and how to do it well.”

John P. McGill

Special Counsel

2033 North Main Street, Suite 800, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
T: 925.930.6600 F: 925.930.6620


Focusing on construction litigation and related transactional work, John McGill represents contractors in private and public work disputes.

Building on Construction Industry Know-How

John’s involvement in the building industry and his representation of construction industry clients draws on more than 35 years of hands-on experience. Meeting the legal needs of contractors ranging from transactional to litigation issues, he has also represented clients in Workers Compensation actions, OSHA and Department of Industrial Relations administrative proceedings, employment disputes, and other industry related matters.

Experienced Litigator

In addition to trials, arbitrations and mediations for contractor clients, John has been involved in several significant appellate cases on important construction law issues handed down over the last few years.

Dedicated to Education

John has taught a variety of construction scheduling, construction estimating, and construction law classes at local community colleges throughout the North Bay. In the Spring of 2011, he taught a course in construction law through the College of Marin’s community education department.

Construction Industry Background

For many years, John worked in the construction industry as a general contractor, senior project manager and general manager for large and mid-sized developer/general contractors. He has been responsible for construction projects throughout the Bay Area including residential subdivision and multi family projects, commercial mid-rise projects, and historic renovations. He currently serves as general counsel for a large public works general contractor in Northern California.

Overview

Focusing on construction litigation and related transactional work, John McGill represents contractors in private and public work disputes.

Building on Construction Industry Know-How

John’s involvement in the building industry and his representation of construction industry clients draws on more than 35 years of hands-on experience. Meeting the legal needs of contractors ranging from transactional to litigation issues, he has also represented clients in Workers Compensation actions, OSHA and Department of Industrial Relations administrative proceedings, employment disputes, and other industry related matters.

Experienced Litigator

In addition to trials, arbitrations and mediations for contractor clients, John has been involved in several significant appellate cases on important construction law issues handed down over the last few years.

Dedicated to Education

John has taught a variety of construction scheduling, construction estimating, and construction law classes at local community colleges throughout the North Bay. In the Spring of 2011, he taught a course in construction law through the College of Marin’s community education department.

Construction Industry Background

For many years, John worked in the construction industry as a general contractor, senior project manager and general manager for large and mid-sized developer/general contractors. He has been responsible for construction projects throughout the Bay Area including residential subdivision and multi family projects, commercial mid-rise projects, and historic renovations. He currently serves as general counsel for a large public works general contractor in Northern California.

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Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1997

    • Traynor Honor Society

  • State University of New York, B.S., 1973

Admission

  • State Bar of California

Memberships

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Marin County Bar Association

Recognition

  • General Contractors License (1983 - 2011)