Patrick McNamara Attorney at Law
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In Memoriam
1960 – 2020

Esteemed colleague and valued friend, Patrick McNamara unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Patrick was a senior attorney at Porter Law Group and a recognized expert in the field of construction law. His contributions to the construction industry are indelible. For more than 20 years, he served as a professor of Construction Law at California State University, Sacramento, and was an author of numerous articles. A graduate of Auburn University and McGeorge School of Law, Patrick also served on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange.

Always a fountain of sage advice and witty humor, Patrick made the practice of law at our firm a pleasure. He will be sadly missed by all.

Patrick recently celebrated his 60th birthday and is survived by his son, Danny. Remembrances are currently being planned. Condolences may be sent to our office and they will be forwarded to his son.

Danny McNamara
℅ Porter Law Group
11335 Gold Express Dr, Ste 100
Gold River, CA 95670


State Bar of California, 1998.


Judge Pro Tem, El Dorado County Superior Court, presiding over dispute resolution conferences (2004–2020);
Arbitrator (pro bono), Sacramento County Bar Association (2001-2006).


California State University, Sacramento, Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction (Construction Management Program), 1999-2020.


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);
Member, Board of Directors, Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange;
Member, Construction Law Council for the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange;
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;


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.

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