CATHLEEN M. CURL specializes in handling problems relating to the construction industry, including payment disputes, contract negotiations, contract preparation and revisions, stop notices, mechanic's liens, bonds, construction defect litigation, and other matters. She received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1974, and her law degree from the University of Santa Clara in 1978. She has been engaged in the construction industry exclusively for over twenty-five years.
A member of the California Bar, she is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and all of the various Federal and State Courts in California.
She is also a member of the Real Property Section of the California Bar Association, is past president and a current Director of the Peninsula Builders Exchange, and has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the California Contractors State License Board, the Arbitration and Mediation Association, Inc. , and the San Mateo County Superior Court, and is a Judge Pro Tem for the San Mateo County Superior Court. She is AV rated (the highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell. She also has been selected as a Super Lawyer for the past 10 years (top 5% of attorneys in Northern California) by Thomas Reuters and the publishers of S.F. Magazine.
She has been involved in many phases of construction law, representing owners, contractors, construction managers, suppliers, subcontractors, engineers, condominium associations, and sureties. She has prepared and negotiated claims and has prosecuted and defended suits before arbitration tribunals, state and federal courts, and various governmental agencies. She has given seminars for various professional organizations on construction claims, mechanic's liens, stop notices and contract performance. Ms. Curl is also a co-author of California Mechanic's Liens and Other Construction Remedies (4th ed. CEB 2018).
Ms. Curl's clients include both large and small general contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, material suppliers, owners, condominium associations, and engineers.