Vanderbilt University
(Suma Cum Laude)
BA Political Science and Geology

University of California, Berkeley

Practice Areas

Construction Litigation

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
Mark R. Kirkland
Associate   |   (408) 292-1765


Mark Kirkland is an experienced Bay Area litigator and trial attorney focusing his practice exclusively on resolving complex construction and real estate disputes for owners, business entities, community associations, and public entities. For over 10 years, he has demonstrated his construction and engineering knowledge, attention to detail, and tenacity in managing matters destined for trial for one of California’s biggest construction litigation firms. Mark served in the role of first or second-chair in more than ten (10) complex construction jury trials and dozens of arbitrations where the cases were successfully tried to completion, settlement, or award, including an 18-day complex construction defect jury trial in Contra Costa County.

Mark Kirkland graduated from University of California, Berkeley School of Law with a focus in complex litigation and administrative law, as well as from Vanderbilt University suma cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and geology. He is a member of the California State Bar, Contra Costa County Bar Association, and has participated in National Institute of Trial Advocates.

Aiding in his construction practice, Mark believes in “doing-it-yourself” and draws on past significant experience performing land-use analysis, geological and environmental research, real estate evaluations, as well as his trade, mechanical and technical knowledge from his careers in construction and research. Mark has lived in the East Bay for 15 years, speaks and writes in Spanish, and is a native of the Philadelphia, PA area, graduating from the Wilmington Friends School.

His motto in litigation is “respect all, fear none".


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