Damon M. Fisk: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Damon M. Fisk

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone415 957 3190

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Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation and Transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation and Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 415 957 3190
Fax: 415 449 3673
University University of Oregon, B.A., 1996
Law SchoolSanta Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Admitted2000, California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
- Forum on the Construction Industry
•State Bar of California
- Real Estate Section
•Bar Association of San Francisco
- Real Estate Section


Damon M. Fisk practices in the areas of construction, professional liability, commercial and real estate law. His practice focuses on litigation in federal and state courts, including all forms of alternative dispute resolution, in which he represents property owners, developers, general contractors, architects and engineers. Mr. Fisk has broad experience in the construction industry, including licensing, bidding, contract negotiation, contract administration, and litigation involving both public and private works ranging from single-family homes to large-scale commercial, industrial, and government projects. His practice also incorporates transactional work, including contract drafting, mechanic's lien and stop notice issues, and real property transfers and leasing.

Mr. Fisk is a member of the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the State Bar of California and Bar Association of San Francisco.

Mr. Fisk is a 2000 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Oregon. During law school, Mr. Fisk volunteered for the East San Jose Community Law Center, where he represented low-income clients in matters ranging from immigration law to small business advice. He is proficient in Spanish.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2009-present
- Associate, 2006-2008
•Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP
- Associate, 2004-2005 (merged with Duane Morris)
•Coudert Brothers LLP
- 2003-2004
•Lanahan & Reilley LLP
- 2000-2003

Selected Publications

•Co-author, CACI Jury Instructions, Construction Law (CACI 4500-4551)
•Author, CMAR Project Delivery for Public Works Projects in California: Benefits and Risks Under Current Statutory Structure , Construction Management, June 2013

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Panelist, A Comparison of Location-Based Construction Scheduling Method with the Traditional Critical Path Method: New and Improved, or More of the Same? Construction SuperConference 2011, San Francisco, December 15, 2011

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Representation of a leading global provider of design and construction services during successful trial of an action arising out of construction, testing and operation of co-location and Internet hosting facility in Silicon Valley, California. Negotiate and draft broad range of commercial and real estate-related agreements ranging from leases of commercial, industrial and retail space to residential and commercial purchase and sale contracts. Representation of municipality during successful trial arising out of construction and operation of wastewater treatment facility in Oceanside, California. Representation of global insurance syndicates in connection with coverage and claims arising out of insured's geotechnical engineering services throughout Southern California. Representation of a leading global provider of engineering and construction services in a series of disputes arising from the engineering, procurement, and construction of 310 megawatt combined cycle power plant in Burbank, California. Representation of Italian yacht manufacturer in federal court action, resulting in summary adjudication and subsequent dismissal of substantial claim against client. Representation of leading underground utility engineering firm in action arising out of explosion of petroleum pipeline in which claims exceed $100 million; Obtained an order granting a motion to dismiss a conviction and expunge the criminal record of a pro bono client through the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights' Second Chances Clinic.
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Damon M. Fisk

One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
San FranciscoCA 94105-1127


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