Marc L. Sherman

Counsel to the Construction Industry


Marc L. Sherman is of counsel with the firm. He has been in private practice since 1985 and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout California. He has also served clients in real estate and general business matters in both litigation and transactional capacities. He has argued before the California Supreme Court and has been counsel in a number of state and federal appellate proceedings, several of which have resulted in published decisions.

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

  • Construction defects
  • Contract disputes
  • Defense and prosecution of tort actions
  • Employer-employee disputes
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Insurance coverage
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Professional malpractice
  • Real property issues
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair competition

In addition, Mr. Sherman has published legal articles regarding insurance coverage, the respective rights of insurance carriers, insurance bad faith, specific performance of real estate transactions, debtors’ fiduciary duties, community property, and various aspects of constitutional law. Periodically he teaches or lectures on legal writing and legal research, areas in which he has special expertise. Mr. Sherman’s practice emphasizes researching and writing high quality motions, appellate briefs, and memoranda. Because most cases are won or lost on paper before trial, he believes that the clear and concise written presentation of legal theories and evidence is the foundation of advancing a client’s position.

Mr. Sherman graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz, with honors, in 1981 and the University of Southern California Law Center, in 1985, as a member of the Order of the Coif. He was the Executive Articles Editor of the Southern California Law Review. He is married and has two daughters. In his spare time he plays music and writes fiction.