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Timothy M. Truax - El Segundo, CA

222 North Sepulveda BoulevardSuite 2000 El Segundo, CA 90245- 5614

Updated: 09/15/2015

El Segundo Construction Law Lawyer


Experienced construction and real estate attorney, practicing all aspects of construction law, including litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, contract drafting, and general advice. Recognized for more than 10 years as one of the leading construction lawyers in Southern California. Matters handled involve commercial, industrial, infrastructure, residential, retail, hospitality, educational and other projects; both public and private...

About Timothy M. Truax

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law 75%
  • Real Estate Law 10%
  • Arbitration/Mediation Neutral 10%
  • General Civil Litigation 5%


  • 65%

Representative Clients

  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Centre Builders, Inc.
  • Cannon Building Services, Inc.
  • DKN Hotels LLC
  • Sanchez Bros. Construction, Inc.
  • AEW Capital Management, L.P.
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Thompson Metal Fabrication, Inc.
  • PCL Construction Services, Inc.
  • Kornwasser Shopping Center Properties, LLP


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1986

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Forum on Construction Law), 1993 - Present (Member)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Real Property Section, Construction Law Subsection), 1986 - Present (Member)
  • Associated General Contractors of California (Legal Advisory Committee, Legislative Committee, State Board of Directors, Building Division Board of Directors, AGCC PAC), 1992 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Presentation, Lorman Education Services: Design-Build/Construction Management , - 2014
  • Presentation, Lorman Education Services: Managing Construction Project , - 2014
  • Presentation, ABA Forum Committee on Construction Law: Local Hiring Ordinances, - 2013
  • Presentation, AGC of California: Insurance and Indemnity, - 2012
  • Presentation, Lorman Education Services: California Construction Lien Law, - 2012
  • Presentation, Los Angeles County Bar Association: Indemnity & Insurance, - 2012
  • Presentation, Lorman Education Services: 2007 Version of AIA Contracts, - 2009
  • Presentation, PCL Construction Services, Inc.: Labor Compliance Under California Law, - 2008
  • Presentation, Bond Companies: Construction Law in California, - 2005

Past Positions

  • Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, Associate/Partner, 1985 - 1998
  • Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, Senior Counsel/Partner, 1998 - 2007


  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, California
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Journalism

Office Information


222 North Sepulveda BoulevardSuite 2000 El Segundo, CA 90245- 5614


  • 310-662-4795



  • Associated General Contractors of California Associate Achievement Award, - 2013
  • Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2016
  • America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, 2004 - 2015
  • Best Lawyers, 2007 - 2016
  • Who's Who Legal: Construction, - 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year - Construction Litigation/Los Angeles, - 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Preeminent Ranking, - 2016

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