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Areas of Practice

  • Construction Defect Claims

  • Construction Defect Litigation

  • General Counsel Assistance

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California


  • Juris Doctor, U.C. Berkeley Law (2009)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Environmental Science, Suma Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University (2006)

Professional Affliations

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association

  • Graduate of National Institute of Trial Advocates Trial Skills program

Mark Kirkland


Mark Kirkland is an experienced construction litigator and trial attorney focusing his practice exclusively on resolving complex construction defect disputes for community associations and owners across California. Over the last 12 years, Mark successfully prosecuted and resolved complex water intrusion, architectural, geotechnical, and structural cases for thousands of clients. Mark has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients and fought to improve the quality of new housing and construction for all Californians. Mark's clients have included 

individuals, HOAs and other associations, businesses, municipalities, industries, manufacturers, public entities, and non-profits. 


Mark’s experience includes trying over 25 cases against major national and regional builders, including jury trials for multi-family housing, multiple complex construction defect arbitrations to award, and completing a 18-day, multi-unit construction defect complex jury trial in Superior Court. 


Mark graduated from University of California, Berkeley School of Law with a focus in complex litigation and administrative law, as well as from Vanderbilt University suma cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and geology. He is a member of the California State Bar, Contra Costa County Bar Association, and has participated in National Institute of Trial Advocates.


Aiding in his construction practice, Mark believes in “doing-it-yourself” and draws on past significant experience performing land-use analysis, geological and environmental research, real estate evaluations, as well as his trade, mechanical and technical knowledge from his careers in construction and research. Mark has lived in the East Bay for 15 years, speaks and writes in Spanish, and is a native of the Philadelphia, PA area, graduating from the Wilmington Friends School.


His motto in litigation is “respect all, fear none".

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