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Eileen M. Diepenbrock

  • Partner
  • Diepenbrock Elkin Dauer McCandless LLP
  • 555 University Avenue
    Suite 200
  • Sacramento, California 95825


  • Undergraduate: BA, English Literatures University of Santa Clara 1982
  • Law School: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Career History

Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason, LLP (FKA Diepenbrock Elkin, LLP) (2011-Present); Sacramento, CA

Diepenbrock Harrison (1994-2011); Sacramento, CA

Pettit & Martin (1990-1994); San Francisco, CA

Wolf Bloch Schorr and Solis-Cohen (1988-1990); Philadelphia, PA

Diepenbrock Wulff Plant and Hannegan (1987-1988); Sacramento, CA

California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District (1985-1987); Judicial Attorney to Presiding Justice Robert K. Puglia;

Sacramento, CA

Professional Activities

Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers (2015-Present)

American Bar Association (1994-Present)

American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry (1997-Present)

American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section (2001-Present)

Sacramento County Bar Association (1987-1988, 1994-Present)

Federal Bar Association (2011-Present)

Associated General Contractors of California (1994-Present); Director, State Board of Directors (2001-2007); Legal Advisory Committee (1994-Present; Committee Chair 2000); Legislative Committee (2000-Present); Associates Council (2000-Present)

Shasta Builders Exchange (1999-Present)

Coalition for Adequate School Housing (2000-Present)

California Council of School Attorneys (2010-2011, 2013-2015)


Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Construction Law: How to Plan for a Successful Project”, Lorman Education Services for the Northern California Pipe Users Group (2015)
  • “When is Enough, Enough? Considering When a Contractor Can Stop Work on a Public Project: Cardinal Changes and Abandonment”, Associated General Contractors of CA, Legal Advisory Committee (2015)
  • “Alternative Project Delivery”, Sections on Design Build and CM at Risk in Chapter 18 of Construction Subcontracting, A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (2014)
  • “Current Issues in Public Contracting”, California Central Valley City Attorneys’ Association (2014)
  • “Design-Build: Have We Perfected It, or is There Work Left to be Done?”ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (2012)
  • “Overview of Common Claims in Public Construction Projects, Association of California Water Agencies (2012)
  • “Stop Payment Notices, Bonds and Payment Issues”, Associated General Contractors of California, Shasta District (2014)
  • “Issues in California Public Construction Contracts”, Cities of Folsom, Roseville, Redding and Galt, California (4 presentations, 2011-2012)
  • “Counterattack: Utilizing and Responding to TROs and Other Litigation ‘Fasttrack’ Processes”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (2008)
  • “Understanding California’s Public Construction Bidding Process”, Lorman Education Services (2008)
  • “Exceptions to Competitive Bidding of Construction Contracts in California,ABA Public Contract Law Section (2006)
  • “California Construction Liens and Related Remedies”, California Continuing Education of the Bar (2005)
  • “Construction Law and Disputes”, California Continuing Education of the Bar (2004)
  • “Exceptions to Competitive Bidding”, California Council of School Attorneys (2004)
  • “Contractor Entitled to Equitable Adjustment on Wage Order 16 Claims Made Against CalTrans”,  Associated General Contractors of CA (2004)
  • “Advanced Construction Law in California”, Chapters on Project Delivery Methods and Ethical Considerations, National Business Institute (2004 and 2000)
  • “Documenting the Best Value Relationship”,  ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (2003)
  • “Construction Claims in California”, Lorman Education Services (2003 and 2002)
  • “Risk Allocation in Construction Projects”, Lorman Education Services (2003 and 2002)
  • “Public Works Construction Contracts: An Overview”, Solano County Facility Planners (2003)
  • “Restrictions on Risk Allocation for Unexpected Conditions”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and TIPS Joint Program (2002)
  • “Government Contracts: Federal and State Contracting Procedures”, Lorman Education Services (2002)
  • Construction Claims, Lorman Education Services (2002 and 2001)
  • “Public Contract Based on Materially Nonresponsive Bid Revised After Bid Opening is Void”, The Constructor, Associated General Contractors of CA (1996)

Court Admissions


Pennsylvania (Currently inactive)

United States Supreme Court

USDC, Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of CA

USDC, Eastern District of PA

USDC of Colorado

Community Activities

Stanford Youth Solutions (formerly Stanford Home for Children); Director (2011-Present); Vice-President of the Board (2014-President); President-Elect of the Board (2016)

St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees (2005-2013); Board President (2008-2010)

College Possible (Non-profit organization), Director (2007-Present)

Legal Community Against Violence (1993-2003)

Soccer Mom (1997-2013)

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