Tom, Quinlan S.

Quinlan S. Tom
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
qtom@wendel.com

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law; J.D.

University of California, Davis; B.A., Economics

Admissions

State Bar of California

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Quinlan is chair of the Wendel Rosen Litigation practice group. He practices in the areas of construction litigation and business litigation. Highly regarded in the construction law community, Quinlan specializes in claims resolution of disputes on behalf of developers, general contractors, sureties, subcontractors, design professionals, and material suppliers.  He also advises his clients in the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts for private and public projects.

Construction Litigation

With more than 29 years of experience, he represents private owners, public owners, general contractors, owners, developers, subcontractors, architects, construction managers, sureties, and materials suppliers in all aspects of construction dispute resolution, including mediation, litigation in the federal and California courts, and arbitration. Specific matter types include extra work claims, delay and disruption claims, performance and payment bond claims, potential false claims liability, fee disputes, negligence claims, mechanic’s lien claims, and bid protests involving public work projects . He has represented clients in Cal-OSHA, Contractors State License Board, and State of California, Department of Labor Standards Enforcement administrative hearings.

Business Litigation

A trusted partner, Quinlan represents and counsels a range of clients in business disputes. He is experienced in employment discrimination, wage and hour, unemployment insurance claims, and union relations disputes.

Quinlan has represented clients in trial and appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court, California Court of Appeals, California Superior Court, and private arbitrations.

United Contractors

Alameda County Bar Association

Lafayette Partners in Education

  • Board Member

Lafayette Elementary School PTA

  • President

Events

Emerging Owner Roadblocks to Getting to a Decision on the Merits

Emerging Owner Roadblocks to Getting to a Decision on the Merits

09/06/2019 | Associated General Contractors of California

Construction attorney Quinlan Tom will speak at the “Emerging Owner Roadblocks to Getting to a Decision on the Merits” on September 6, 2019 at the Legal Advisory Committee –Associated General…

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News

Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07/10/2018

OAKLAND, Calif., July 10, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP announces that 26 attorneys have been named to the 2018 edition of Northern California Super Lawyers, including two…

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Wendel Rosen Bolsters Trusts and Estates and Construction Practices with Trio of New Attorneys

Wendel Rosen Bolsters Trusts and Estates and Construction Practices with Trio of New Attorneys

12/15/2015

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 15, 2015 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, one of the largest law firms in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the region, welcomes Jeffery B….

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Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law; J.D.

University of California, Davis; B.A., Economics

Admissions

State Bar of California