Daniel F. McLennon


Counsel to the Construction Industry

dan_picDaniel F. McLennon is the firm’s managing partner. He has been in private practice since 1986, following a yearlong judicial clerkship with Justice Bill Cannon of the 14th District Court of Appeals in Houston. Mr. McLennon’s legal career has focused on cases litigated in the State and Federal Courts in California, representing defendants and plaintiffs, alike. He has resolved hundreds of cases through mediation, arbitration and trial, and he has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV” rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethics as established by confidential opinions of members of the Bar. His trials include those lasting one day to more than a month.

Mr. McLennon represents public entities, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, premises owners, manufacturers, professionals, corporations, and individuals by prosecuting or defending cases  in the follow subject areas:

  • Insurance subrogation and equitable contribution among carriers
  • Licensure disciplinary proceedings
  • Mechanic’s liens and stop notices
  • Partnership disputes
  • Payment issues under construction contracts, including acceleration and delay claims
  • Bond claims
  • Commercial landlord-tenant disputes
  • Construction defect actions
  • Contract disputes
  • Indemnity among contractors
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Unfair business practices, and business torts

In addition to his trial experience, Mr. McLennon has prosecuted and defended numerous appeals. He has briefed and argued several cases in the California Court of Appeals, including four cases resulting in opinions published in the law books in the State of California. Mr. McLennon frequently serves as a mediator or arbitrator for the courts of San Francisco and Marin Counties. He enjoys writing and speaking. His writing includes the editing of a 600-plus-page treatise, numerous articles for associations, and legal newsletters.

Mr. McLennon graduated from the University of Michigan in 1981 (B.G.S.) and the University of Houston Law Center in 1985 (J.D.). He served as the Publications Editor while with the Houston Law Review. Mr. McLennon maintains his license to practice law in the State of Texas. He is a member of numerous trade associations including Associated General Contractors of America, American Subcontractors Association, Building Industry Conference Board, National Association for the Remodeling Industry, and Marin Builders’ Association. Currently, Mr. McLennon serves on the boards of several of these associations, including serving as the Government Relations Chairperson for the American Subcontractors’ Association of California and for the American Subcontractors’ Association, Bay Area Chapter.

Mr. McLennon has been married to Nancy McLennon since 1982, and they have two daughters. He is active in his church and enjoys golfing, mountain bike riding, hiking, and camping.

Contact: dmclennon@mclennonlaw.com