William C. Last, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Last & Faoro
 | 177 Bovet Rd, Suite 550
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-425-7679
Fax: 650-696-8365
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (80%),
  • Constitutional Law (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    William C. Last Jr. is a partner at Last & Faoro. Located in San Mateo, California, he focuses his practice on various aspects of construction law, and he represents businesses and individuals throughout the state. Admitted to practice in California since 1978, Mr. Last is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He is also licensed as a contractor in California, which gives him a unique perspective on the types of legal matters that he handles.

    A significant portion of Mr. Last’s practice involves construction litigation, and he has represented general contractors and subcontractors, lenders, owners, developers, and architects and other design professionals in this regard. His cases have included construction defects, mechanic’s liens, bidding disputes, professional liability, contract breaches and payment delays.

    Mr. Last has also prepared and reviewed many different types of construction contracts, and he has acted as an arbitrator and mediator in various contract disputes. The high quality of his work along with his successes in and out of the courtroom have earned him a tremendous amount of respect from his fellow professionals, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Last attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he majored in history and prelaw and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1972. His legal education was obtained at San Francisco Law School, and he also holds a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University. Mr. Last is a fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America and a member of other professional associations.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 20%Constitutional Law

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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About William Last, Jr.

    Admitted: 1978, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.lhfconstructlaw.com/attorney/william-c-last-jr/

    Honors/Awards:

    • The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields. Fellowship is limited and selective, with lawyers being invited into Fellowship upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in construction law at both the trial and appellate levels, Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed California Contractor (A&B Licenses)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
    • State Bar of California, Member
    • San Francisco County Bar Association, Member
    • Defense Research Institute, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Peninsula Builders Exchange, Member
    • Builders Industry Association, Member
    • Associated General Contractors, Member
    • Association of Builders and Contractors, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • American Arbitration Association, Member, Construction Industry Panel of Arbitrators
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • California, 1978

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Incorporated California Real Property Reporter (Contributing Editor, Matthew Bender)
    • California Construction Forms Manual

    Educational Background:

    • MBA, Golden Gate University, 1982
    • BA, University of Nevada, 1972

    Industry Groups

    • Construction Industry
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    Office Location for William C. Last, Jr.

    177 Bovet Rd
    Suite 550
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Phone: 650-425-7679

    Fax: 650-696-8365

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    Last Updated: 1/29/2021

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