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  • Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP

    4747 Executive Drive, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92121 United States

    About Us

    The team of attorneys at Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP provides top-notch legal services and aggressive representation to the construction industry, businesses, and business owners throughout California and beyond.  Many leading companies listed on the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 Contractors, ENR Top 400 Specialty Contractors, and ENR California Top Contractors place their trust and confidence in Finch, Thornton & Baird to consistently deliver results. The firm was ranked #14 nationally on the list of Top 50 Construction Law Firms® as published by Construction Executive (CE) Magazine (June 2020 issue). 

    With more than thirty attorneys all working across eleven construction law sub-practices, Finch, Thornton & Baird has steadily evolved and matured to meet our clients’ growing needs.  Our expertise includes dispute resolution from early positioning and negotiation, to mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal, as well as business planning and compliance.  

    Construction Law:

    -          Claims and Disputes

    -          Local Agency, Municipal, and State Contracts

    -          Federal Procurement and Claims

    -          Project Counsel

    -          Prime Contracts and Subcontracts

    -          Real Estate

    -          Corporate

    -          Labor and Employment

    -          Collections

    -          Insurance & Surety Defense

    -          Wealth Preservation

    Other Practices (for general businesses):

    -          Labor and Employment

    -          Business and Commercial Litigation

    -          Business and Commercial Transactions

    -          Real Estate

    -          Liability Defense

    -          Wealth Preservation

    Three California offices and broadly admitted to serve your legal needs.

    As our clients’ business needs expanded into other parts of the state and country, so too has our legal practice.  With offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, the firm litigates cases throughout California, as well as in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.  We offer attorneys admitted to practice in the state courts of California, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and numerous federal courts throughout the country.  Firm attorneys have won precedent setting cases before the California Supreme Court. And our Corporate practice has represented a number of Canadian businesses in their U.S. matters.

    Highly ranked for professional excellence.

    Finch, Thornton & Baird has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating in recognition of the firm’s professional excellence and highest level of skill and integrity; and is listed in the exclusive Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Construction and Employment lawyers.