Patrick A. Gunn is an attorney in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek and Sacramento offices. He has represented public agencies for over 25 years in business, construction, facilities and real property transactions, disputes, and litigation (including mediation and arbitration), including contract termination and surety bond claims. Mr. Gunn’s practice has also involved all aspects of civil trial and appellate practice. Mr. Gunn has extensive experience in public works project delivery options, including traditional hard bid, multiple prime contract with and without construction management assistance to the project owner, construction management "at-risk" and design-build, lease-leaseback and the various solar and energy service contract procurement options, including "no bid" award options. He also has significant experience in public agency governance, Brown Act compliance, grand jury investigation defense, and Title IX investigation representation.
Mr. Gunn has provided training and conducted seminars on a number of topics for multiple organizations, including all aspects of private and public works construction contracts and projects. He regularly presents topics for the California School Boards Association (CSBA), Community College League of California (CCLC), the Community College Facilities Coalition (CCFC), the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), and the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH).
In addition to participating in each of the professional organizations noted above, Mr. Gunn has also been a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Associated General Contractors of California, and the Legislative Advisory Committee for the Coalition for Adequate School Housing.
Mr. Gunn received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1988 and was admitted to the California State Bar. While attending Loyola, he served as the Managing Editor of the Loyola Law School Entertainment Law Journal, and worked with the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Gunn received his B.A. from California State University, Sacramento (with Honors
), in 1985.