Edward Farrell

Senior Associate

“Lawyers must wear many different “hats” for their clients from being zealous advocates to trusted advisors. I strive to meet this delicate balance with each client so that we can together achieve the best result possible.”

Education

  • B.A., Boston College, Cum Laude
  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law

Edward Farrell is an effective senior commercial litigator with a practice focused on the resolution of construction conflicts and on complex business litigation across numerous industry groups and business sectors. Mr. Farrell offers particular insight into litigating business disputes involving construction projects, such as claims for breach of contract, mechanics liens, and related construction remedies. He works with construction industry clients from project inception, including contract preparation and negotiations, to project conclusion, including the resolution of construction claims and disputes in mediation, arbitration and litigation. Mr. Farrell has successfully represented large and small business entities, business owners and operators, construction companies and independent contractors and sub-contractors, design professionals, material suppliers and real estate investors.

Mr. Farrell is valued for his deep bench of experience in all facets of state and federal court litigation, including pleadings analysis, discovery, alternative dispute resolution, trial preparation, and trial. He has assisted in the trial of matters in multiple California State Superior Courts, as well as advocated client positions in dispute resolution via voluntary mediation, arbitration, and court mandated settlement conferences.

Of course, Mr. Farrell recognizes that litigation is not always the desired course of action to resolve conflict, particularly in time sensitive, big-budget and multi-party construction initiatives. In addition to his litigation prowess, Mr. Farrell is also appreciated for his ability to resolve even the most hotly contested disputes outside of court.

At the core of Mr. Farrell’s strengths are honed research and writing skills, particularly in motion and brief writing. Mr. Farrell takes pride in his thorough research and persuasive written and oral arguments. Should a trial ensue, Mr. Farrell has proven that he is able to analyze and respond quickly under pressure in support of his client’s position. With meticulous attention to detail, Mr. Farrell is appreciated for his persuasive talking points and for his unwavering dedication to solving difficult problems for his clients.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction law
  • Professional Liability

Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Business Trial Lawyers Association (ABTL)
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Orange County

Client Testimonial

Edward Farrell helped me navigate though a really stressful legal matter involving my property. He helped me understand what we needed to do and walked me though the entire process. He was always quick to respond to any questions I had and helped keep me calm though the long court processes. I would definitely recommend him for any legal matters involving your property. He is honest and dependable. Thanks Ed for helping me resolve my case!

Sydney W.