Joseph M. Sweeney

Joseph M. Sweeney: Attorney with Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth A Professional Law Corporation AV stamp icon
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Joseph Sweeney graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 1974, and graduated Magna Cum Laude as a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1977. He has an AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating from Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell. Since 1978, Joe has focused on construction and real estate law, both transactional and litigation. He has successfully represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and design professionals in multiple aspects of construction law through negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and trials. His successful jury verdicts and arbitration awards include recovering damages for fraud, breach of construction contract claims, defense of a multi-million dollar personal injury claim, and successful defense of liquidated damages claims in the millions. He has also practiced as a licensed real estate broker handling multiple transactions including office buildings, apartments and storage facilities and he has litigated numerous real estate disputes involving leases, purchase agreements and loan documents. Joe has served on the Boards of AGCC (Santa Clara District), the American Subcontractor Association Bay Area Chapter (ASA), the University of Notre Dame Alumni of San Jose and Silicon Valley, St. Mary’s School of Los Gatos, and the Los Gatos Christmas Foundation. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Clara Superior Court for over 25 years. Joe lives in Los Gatos with his wife Terry. They have six children

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, Indiana, B.B.A., Accounting, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, California

Peer Reviews

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Los Gatos, California

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