Colin Barr is Of Counsel to Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP. Mr. Barr has spent over twenty-five years representing corporate and public entity clients in all areas of civil litigation, including real estate, construction and facilities matters, general liability, product liability, personal injury, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Americans With Disabilities Act cases.
Mr. Barr has been responsible for all aspects of litigation, including preparation of pleadings, law and motion and discovery. He has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and argued extensively in state and federal courts. Mr. Barr has successfully tried several cases through judgment, obtained numerous awards at binding arbitration, and resolved many claims through the mediation process. More recently, Mr. Barr successfully defended a public entity client at arbitration and obtained a defense and prevailing party attorneys’ fee award of $400,000 where the claimant had sought over $1.5 million in additional costs on a construction project.
Prior to joining OMLO, Mr. Barr was a partner at a law firm specializing in the representation of public agencies. Mr. Barr has been a speaker at the Pearlman Associations National Surety Conference (2014) and the West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar (2000).