Craig Wallace


Counsel to the Construction Industry

Attorney Craig Wallace, construction and real estate lawCraig Wallace is a partner in the firm. He has been in practice since 1994, providing both construction and real estate law services, encompassing both litigation and transactional work. These matters range from multi-million dollar complex multi-party lawsuits to disputes that are more efficiently resolved without resort to the courts. He successfully represents plaintiffs and defendants through all phases of litigation, with extensive experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. He is a licensed professional engineer, enabling him to provide effective and cost-efficient representation in disputes involving complex and/or technical issues.

Mr. Wallace’s areas of practice and experience include:

  • Delay claims
  • Design and product defects
  • Development, construction, and design contract disputes
  • Fee disputes
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Mechanic’s lien/bond claims and disputes
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate purchase and sale transactions
  • Unfair business practices and business torts
  • Mold claims Representation of commercial property owners, real estate developers, homeowners, design professionals, contractors/subcontractors, fast-food entities, a national swimming pool builder, a window manufacturer, surveyors, and product manufacturers

His transactional work includes mechanic’s lien issues, business and professional liability insurance issues, and contract analysis/negotiation for owners, contractors and design professionals, real estate purchase and sale transactions, and disclosures.

Mr. Wallace’s publications include the following:

  • Craig W. Wallace & Robert Hendrickson, Project Delivery Methods & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Advanced Construction Law In California, NBI, Inc. (2003).
  • Craig W. Wallace, A Proposed Standard Jury Instruction For A Patent Infringement Inquiry Under the Doctrine of Equivalents, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal (1994).

Mr. Wallace is a licensed mechanical engineer (California) and practiced construction and building-related engineering prior to his legal career. He is admitted to practice in California and Federal Courts. He obtained his undergraduate engineering degree from Kansas State University in 1986 (B.S.Arch.E.) and his J.D. from Santa Clara University in 1994, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. Mr. Wallace is a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is married with two children and is an active ice hockey enthusiast, including coaching a youth hockey program.

Contact: cwallace@mclennonlaw.com