Garret, a partner in Wendel Rosen's Construction Practice Group, grew up around blueprints and drafting tables. His father was chief architect for one of the largest counties in California, and although he didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps, he didn’t stray far either.
Prior to law school, Garret worked as a lobbyist for the American Institute of Architects in Sacramento, California where he represented the architecture profession before the California State Legislature and executive agencies. He later moved back East where he served on the Joint Legislative Staff of the National Multi Housing Council and National Apartment Association in Washington, D.C. where he worked on housing policy issues before Congress and executive agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Since then, Garret’s law practice has focused almost exclusively on construction, real estate and related business disputes. He has represented owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties from contract negotiations through trial on public and private projects ranging from state-of-the-art solar project to iconic structures such as the Golden Gate Bridge.
Recognized as a "Rising Star" in the area of Construction Litigation in Thomson Reuters' annual list of Northern California Super Lawyers, Garret has written and spoken before many of the leading construction trade organizations in the state and is a contributing author on topics related to construction law for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) sponsored by the State Bar of California and published by the University of California.
In his spare time, Garret writes about legal issues affecting the California construction industry on his blog - California Construction Law Blog - which can be found at www.calconstructionlawblog.com.