Areas of Practice
Mr. Arbuthnot is a member of the firms Construction Law, Complex Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts Practice Groups.
Mr. Arbuthnot concentrates on resolving construction disputes, including delay and extra work claims, and other breach of contract issues. He also has experience with government contract, construction defect, and environmental issues that arise in the construction context. His practice extends to pursuing and defending lien, stop notice and bond claims. Mr. Arbuthnot has extensive experience with both public and private projects, including the representation of a solar power company in a dispute related to the installation of solar panels at public schools under power purchase agreements. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors of California – Legal Advisory Committee, and his duties include tracking new case law and statutes that affect the construction industry.
Mr. Arbuthnot also has experience with a wide array of other litigation issues that arise in the commercial context. He has a comprehensive background in all aspects of the civil litigation process, including jury trial experience. His practice encompasses disputes in a variety of industries, including real estate, technology, manufacturing, agriculture and retail, among others. His commercial litigation experience ranges from shareholder actions against technology companies to breach of contract claims between international art galleries.
Mr. Arbuthnot was a full-time judicial extern for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California during his final semester of law school. His duties consisted of analyzing various complex constitutional and federal issues, such as illegal banking practices under the Truth-in-Lending Act, and drafting Decision & Order Memoranda on motions and writs pending before the court.
J.D., University of California,
Thurston Honor Society
American Jurisprudence Awards (Torts, Legal Writing)
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998
California - 2001