Mark L. Creede

Mark L. Creede

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Fresno, CA

Lang, Richert & Patch
 | 5200 North Palm Avenue, Fourth Floor
Fresno, CA 93704
Phone: 559-228-6700
Fax: 559-228-6727
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (80%),
  • Government Contracts (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mark L. Creede is an AV rated (Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent) construction law attorney specializing in private and public work contract disputes involving mechanic's liens, stop notices, payment and performance bonds, subdivision bonds, commercial construction defect claims, change orders, delay, disruption, and acceleration claims, bid disputes, surety law, design professional liability and claims, insurance claims, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He represents general engineering contractors, general building contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, owners, developers, architects, engineers, sureties, and insurance carriers. Mr. Creede is also a construction arbitration panelist with the American Arbitration Association and a member of the AGC California Legal Advisory Committee. Before practicing law, he was a construction engineer for six years, working for Johnson Controls, Inc., San Francisco Branch, specializing in mechanical, electrical, electronic, and digital control systems design and installation, project management, applications software, personnel training, and engineering department management. He is a past Chairman of the Fresno County Bar Association Construction Law Section and past member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Joaquin Valley Chapter. Mr. Creede earned his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the School of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and his law degree from University of San Francisco School of Law. 

    About Mark Creede

    Admitted: 1987, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Bachelor of Science, with Honors, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, School of Engineering
    • Recognition by Legislature for service, Certificate of Recognition, California State Legislature, 2012
    • Named 2012 recipient of Central California Legal Services' Champion of Justice Award.The Champion of Justice Award honors an individual who demonstrates a faithful dedication to ensuring all people have equal and meaningful access to justice, Champion of Justice, Central California Legal Services, 2012
    • Recognition by State Senate for service, Certificate of Recognition, State of California Senate, 2012
    • Special U.S. Congressional recognition for service, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Congress of the United States of America, 2012

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Cogeneration Professional, The Association of Energy Engineers, 1991

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Managing Partner - Lang, Richert & Patch; Member of Firm's Management Committee
    • American Bar Association (Member: Forum on Construction Law; Section of Public Contract Law) Past Chairman and Current Member, Construction Law Section, Fresno County Bar Association; Past Member, Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Joaquin Valley Chapter

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Central California Legal Services Pro Bono Challenge, 2011
    • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services - The State Bar of California , 2015
    • Principal for a Day, Fresno California
    • Bullard High School Mock Trial Program, Judge
    • Community Food Bank, Fresno, California

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Numerous lectures and seminars to various organizations, including but not limited to ASHRAE, CALPASC, CELSOC, CSI, and San Joaquin School of Law, Remedies Class

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell; 10.0 Avvo Rating – Top Attorney – Construction Law

    Educational Background:

    • BS with Honors, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, School of Engineering;  JD, University of San Francisco School of Law

    Industry Groups

    • Construction
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    Office Location for Mark L. Creede

    5200 North Palm Avenue
    Fourth Floor
    Fresno, CA 93704

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    Last Updated: 3/10/2020

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