Donald E Bradley

Partner, Orange County Office


Donald E. Bradley is a partner in the Firm's Orange County office.  He is a member of the firm’s Construction Practice Group and Chair of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Bradley specializes in commercial litigation, with emphases in construction, environmental, and consumer credit/privacy law.

His work involves litigation, arbitration, mediation, and counseling in matters involving public and private construction, environmental, federal procurement, and general commercial law.  He has represented a diverse range of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, and design professionals in state and federal courts throughout the country, and in ADR proceedings with all major ADR organizations and with private arbitrators and mediators.  He has advised and litigated on behalf of construction clients from the contract formation stage, through bidding and protest issues, and in claim prosecution and defense.

Mr. Bradley has previously handled a major dispute against the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority involving a contract to supply rail cars.  The representation led to a $20 million settlement on behalf of the car manufacturer.  He also represented the prime contractor in a multi-million dollar dispute involving WMATA related to the construction of a subway line in Washington DC.  Mr. Bradley was also part of the team that represented the Flatiron/Fluor/Parsons Joint Venture in disputes on the $600 million Exposition Light Rail Line project located in Los Angeles. 

Mr. Bradley is admitted to practice in all California courts, and in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.  A 29-year member of the Associated General Contractors of California, he has served as the Chair of the AGC’s statewide Legal Advisory Committee, is a member of the AGC’s Legislative Committee, and has chaired the AGC’s Orange County District Board of Directors. 

Mr. Bradley has contributed to numerous publications and presentations in the litigation, consumer credit/privacy, and construction fields. He is co-author with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge (ret.) Eric E. Younger of Younger On California Motions, published by Thomson-Reuters, currently in its twentieth edition.

Mr. Bradley has also worked on a number of international matters. He speaks fluent German, and spent April through August of 1995 as a "Gastanwalt" with the Frankfurt office of the German law firm Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann (nka Freshfields). He has co-authored two German publications: Handbuch des Internationalen Zwangsvollstreckungsrechts (Handbook on Enforcing German Judgments in the United States), and Das US-Amerikanische Insolvenzrecht (Guide to American Bankruptcy Law).


  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Associated General Contractors of California, Member
  • Associated General Contractors' statewide Legal Advisory Committee, Chair
  • Associated General Contractors' Legislative Committee, Member
  • Associated General Contractors' Orange County District Board of Directors, Chair
  • Orange Park Association, President 2017-