Corona, Fresno, San Diego Attorneys at Law
Civil Litigation Lawyers
Timothy M. McMahon is the majority shareholder of McMahon Lynch Law Firm, Inc., based in Corona. Mr. McMahon has a strong history of litigating cases in both Northern and Southern California. He has been practicing for over 30 years, including 4 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County in Northern California where he tried 68 jury trials to completion.
Mr. McMahon’s practice includes the defense of complex litigation matters and cases regarding claims of defective construction, construction accidents, personal injury, automobile liability, design professional liability and premises liability.
Mr. McMahon has defended numerous multi-million dollar cases to successful conclusion. He tried a case in Barstow, California, that involved claims for breach of contract, defamation, emotional distress and unfair business competition against a real estate broker, which resulted in a non-suit and the recovery of costs. He also recently tried a construction defect case in Fairfield, California which was resolved after two weeks of trial.
Mr. McMahon received his Juris Doctor in 1975 from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis in 1972.
Representative carriers and clients include, but are not limited to, Zurich Insurance Company, Montpelier United States Insurance Company, AIG, National Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Dollar Tree, ARCH and Fire Sprinkler Systems, Inc.
Robert J. Lynch is the newest shareholder at McMahon Lynch Law Firm, Inc. Mr. Lynch litigates cases throughout the State of California and has extensive experience in all stages of civil litigation, from inception through Discovery, Law & Motion, Trial, Post-Trial and Appeal. His recent successes include: a successful verdict for one client and a pure defense verdict for another client in an automobile v. bicycle case where the plaintiff had suffered two broken wrists; the prosecution of an indemnity cross-complaint in a bench trial that resulted in an award of indemnity, attorneys fees and costs; and a successful verdict on an employment litigation case.
Mr. Lynch represents his clients on a wide variety of litigated matters, from contract disputes to the defense of premises liability cases, auto cases and personal injury cases. He also represents his clients in matters before such State agencies as the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Mr. Lynch graduated cum laude from the University of California, Riverside in 1994, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997.
Mr. Lynch is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the Knights of Columbus.
Robert J. Lynch
Gregory Gordon is based in Corona and litigates cases in Southern California and the Central Valley. Mr. Gordon began his legal career in 1999 with a Southern California law firm specializing in labor law. In 2000, he entered private practice, serving a diverse client base that included credit unions, local businesses and individuals covering a broad range of legal fields, including civil litigation, labor law, family law, commercial law, medical malpractice, bankruptcy, probate and estate planning. From October 2003 to December 2004, he suspended his legal career to serve in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the rank of major in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Mr. Gordon joined McMahon Law Firm, Inc. in 2005, specializing in construction defect litigation, defending subcontractors in virtually every trade. In 2010, he worked with AIG’s staff counsel as a Trial Attorney, then returned to McMahon Lynch in 2014. Since 2005, Mr. Gordon has successfully resolved hundreds of construction defect lawsuits in courts throughout Central and Southern California. He has successfully defended numerous Motions for Summary Judgment on the issue of defense and indemnity (Crawford vs. Weather Shield Mfg., Inc. (2008) 44 Cal.4th 541). At trial, Mr. Gordon also successfully defended a claim for fraud, breach of oral and written contract, unjust enrichment, and palimony.
Mr. Gordon received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1984 and graduated cum laude from Western State University College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1999. He is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central District.
Gorman DeGrave, a graduate of Western State University College of Law, was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993 and to the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 1997. As an attorney with twenty-three years of experience handling civil litigation cases ranging in complexity from defense of construction defect lawsuits and inverse condemnation actions against governmental agencies to wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability and property damage claims, he has represented property owners, trucking companies, design professionals, engineers, general contractor/builders and most subcontractor tradespersons involved in commercial and residential construction, as well as public use projects.
Mr. DeGrave is known as an ethical, skilled litigator who has mediated hundreds of cases and has represented clients before the Contractors State License Board. He has also successfully tried cases to a jury in matters involving high-profiile construction defect actions, inverse condemnation, property damage and personal injury lawsuits.
Mr. DeGrave is of counsel to the McMahon Lynch Law Firm.