Mark L. Creede

Top rated Construction Litigation attorney in Fresno, California

Lang, Richert & Patch
Mark L. Creede
Lang, Richert & Patch

Practice Areas: Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Government Contracts

Licensed in California since: 1987

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Lang, Richert & Patch

5200 North Palm Avenue
Fourth Floor
Fresno, CA 93704 Phone: 559-228-6700 Email: Mark L. Creede Visit website


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. 

First Admitted: 1987, California

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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
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
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
  • 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
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
Industry Groups:
  • Construction

Office location for Mark L. Creede

5200 North Palm Avenue
Fourth Floor
Fresno, CA 93704


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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Top 100: Northern California Super Lawyers: 2018

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