Mary B. Pendleton

Partner

Mary B. Pendleton, a partner with the firm, focuses her practice on counseling and advocating for companies involved in transactional disputes.  Ms. Pendleton has significant experience litigating in diverse areas including professional liability, construction and real estate disputes, and property and product liability matters.  Ms. Pendleton also has extensive experience in governmental (including inverse condemnation) and private premises liability issues.  Ms. Pendleton performs as Adjunct Faculty at California Western School of Law, teaching second-year law students in the areas of Professional Responsibility, Legal Research and Legal Writing. Ms. Pendleton was also recognized as Attorney of the Year by the San Diego Defense Lawyers in 2007 and has been invited to present as a writer and speaker for the San Diego Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, San Diego Defense Lawyers, and Professional Association of Specialty Contractors.  She is affiliated with the American Bar Foundation, California State Representative, Defense Research Institute (2007-2010), San Diego County Bar Association, Association of General Contractors, San Diego Chapter, National Association of Women in Construction, California Defense Counsel (2003-2009), San Diego Defense Lawyers, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Board of Directors (2002 to 2009).

Areas of Practice

Casualty Defense
Appellate
Professional Liability Defense
Business Litigation
Product Liability Defense
Premises Liability
Environmental Torts
Catastrophic Injury Cases

Bar Admissions

California, 1984

Education

Graduate of California Western School of Law
Undergraduate of San Diego State University, political science/philosophy