Colin G. McCarthy

Areas Of Practice

Colin G. McCarthy

Senior Counsel

Colin G. McCarthy is a senior counsel at the firm’s Silicon Valley office.  He practices commercial litigation, products liability, insurance defense, and insurance coverage. He also represents emerging and established businesses in insurance, injury, commercial, and products disputes.

Colin has distinguished himself as an experienced litigator with years of trial experience. Colin has litigated transportation cases, commercial disputes, products liability disputes, intellectual property disputes, franchise disputes, construction defect cases, and insurance coverage disputes. Colin has tried cases to verdict as first chair in jury trials and resolved cases favorably on motion practice on multiple occasions. He seeks the most cost-effective resolution and puts the client’s needs first.

Prior to joining the firm, Colin was a shareholder at Robinson & Wood, Inc. He also spent two years at Bergeson, LLP as an associate practicing business and insurance litigation. At Robinson & Wood, Colin began his career assisting insurance carriers with SIU investigations and coverage disputes as well as litigating and trying transportation cases. Colin began his career in an expansive transportation and insurance fraud practice before graduating to more complex products liability and insurance coverage actions. These practices provided Colin with extensive deposition, dispute resolution, and jury trial experience. At Bergeson LLP, Colin assisted the firm in a wide variety of high-tech litigation including employment, trade secret, commercial, and securities disputes. Colin returned to Robinson & Wood, Inc. as a partner in 2010.

Colin graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1997, where he was a member of the law school’s traveling trial team, made the dean’s list, and a sports law seminar participant. During law school, Colin clerked at the United States Attorneys’ Office and was an intern in Santa Clara County’s Office of the Public Defender. Colin graduated from Boston College in 1994 with a degree in History. He was a Naval ROTC scholarship recipient and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy upon graduation, serving in the inactive reserves while attending law school.

Colin is licensed to practice in California and the U.S. District and Northern District Courts. He has conducted MCLE seminars on various insurance issues as well as on Medicare Liens. He was chair of the county’s insurance law practice group section.

When not practicing law, Colin is playing or coaching soccer and serving on many soccer-related boards. He was a founder and first president of Soccer Silicon Valley, the organization that kept the Earthquakes in San Jose and subsequently was president of Soccer Silicon Valley’s Community Foundation, its charitable arm. Colin was president of Almaden Valley Youth Soccer and currently advises the board on special projects.


J.D. – University of Santa Clara

B.A. – Boston College

Bar Admission:

Colin is a member of the California State Bar and admitted to practice in the Federal District Court in California.