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Clare Gibson


clare@jarvisfay.com | 510.238.1407

Clare Gibson advises cities and other public agencies throughout California on public contracts, procurements and construction law and is a leading practitioner in this area. She takes a practical, personal and results-oriented approach to providing comprehensive legal services.

Clare assists agency staff to prepare, award and manage contracts in compliance with the law and following sensible, best practices to avoid costly disputes.  She prepares user-friendly contract documents written in plain English and designed to be easy to understand and administer. Clare also represents clients in contract disputes and works to resolve disputes on a cost-effective basis, out of court whenever possible.

Clare has prepared amicus briefs on behalf of the League of California Cities on public contract issues before the State Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court. She frequently presents on public contract issues to attorney organizations, including the League’s City Attorney’s Department. She is a past Chapter Chair for the Public Contracting chapter of the California Municipal Law Handbook.

Clare received her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She has been a partner in the firm since 2008. Clare also is a past City Attorney for the City of Larkspur and Assistant City Attorney for the City of Petaluma.

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