William L. Porter
  Brittany Rupley Haefele
  Tim Scully
  Patrick McNamara

Patrick McNamara, Esq.
Attorney at Law

Specializing in Construction Law
and Real Estate Law

Mr. McNamara brings 18 years of experience as an attorney and 29 years of experience in real estate and construction to his practice. His construction experience includes field and office engineer positions with large contractor companies such as Beck Company, Hensel Phelps Construction, and Bechtel Asia. Mr. McNamara is also a California licensed real estate broker. From 1999 to 2016, he operated his own law office in El Dorado Hills.

Mr. McNamara’s construction practice includes contract drafting and negotiation, and dispute resolution on private and public sector projects. His experience in dispute resolution includes negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Mr. McNamara’s real estate practice includes contract drafting and negotiation as well as dispute resolution, primarily on residential projects. His clients consist of general contractors, design/builders, specialty contractors, material suppliers, developers, owners, buyers and sellers. Types of disputes include contract breach, contractor and owner termination, project changes and delays, payment, design errors and omissions, construction defects, subcontractor disputes, seller disclosure, and insurance matters.


State Bar of California, 1998.


Judge Pro Tem, El Dorado County Superior Court, presiding over dispute resolution conferences (2004–Present);
Arbitrator (pro bono), Sacramento County Bar Association (2001-2006).


California State University, Sacramento, Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction (Construction Management Program), 1999-Present.


Payment Remedies for Contractors, Designers and Suppliers;
Custom Home Pitfall Avoidance for Owners;
Construction Project Delivery Systems, Claims, and Documentation;
Daily Reports – What to and not to Include;
Common Construction Contract Provisions to Avoid;
Contract and Insurance Traps for Contractors.


State Bar of California;
California Bureau of Real Estate (Broker/Office License No. 01928436;
Past Member, American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry;
Past Member, Sacramento County Bar Association’s Construction Section;
Past Member, Sacramento County Bar Association’s ADR Section;
Member, Construction Law Council for the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange.


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1998;
Auburn University, B.S., Building Construction, 1984;
University of California, Berkeley, Certificate in Business Mediation, 2000.