Areas of Practice
Mr. Arbuthnot is a member of the firm's Construction Law, Complex Commercial
Litigation and Environmental Law 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 construction defect, government contract, and environmental issues that arise in the construction context. His construction law practice extends to pursuing and defending claims involving sureties, including payment bond and performance bond claims. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors-Legal Advisory Committee, and his duties include summarizing new case law that affects 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.
As a member of the firm's Environmental Law Practice Group, Mr. Arbuthnot has litigated numerous cases involving alleged toxic contamination and Proposition 65 claims.
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