Biography

Paul T. McBride is an attorney with over 30 years of experience in civil litigation, business and contract law, and criminal law. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Cornell Law School. He served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1983 to 1993. As a military attorney, Mr. McBride gained extensive trial experience, serving as both a prosecuting attorney and a defense counsel at three Marine Corps installations. He tried over 400 criminal cases at courts-martial, including a high profile death penalty case and two espionage cases. Mr. McBride remained in the Marine Corps Reserves after leaving active service and was twice called back to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2011.

Since 1993, Mr. McBride has practiced civil litigation in California and Nevada. He was formerly a partner at Borton, Petrini & Conron in Newport Beach, where he specialized in the defense of personal injury and construction defect claims. He joined Kring & Chung LLP in 1998. In his practice at Kring & Chung LLP, Mr. McBride concentrated primarily on construction litigation and general business litigation. He served as general counsel for a number of Northern California and Northern Nevada subcontractors. He has handled and resolved hundreds of construction defect lawsuits. Mr. McBride has represented every building trade from grading through roofing. His most recent civil trial was in defense of a stucco subcontractor facing a $3,000,000 claim in a construction defect action in Phoenix, Arizona. A six-day jury trial resulted in a defense verdict for Mr. McBride's client.  

Mr. McBride gained admission to the Nevada bar in 2009.  He has defended several subcontractors in construction defect lawsuits in Washoe County (Reno) and Clark County (Las Vegas), and also represents clients before the Nevada State Contractors Licensing Board.  He recently served as lead defense counsel on a severe personal injury case in Clark County (Las Vegas) that eventually resolved for over $25,000,000.  He currently handles cases in both Washoe County and Clark County.  In addition, he is admitted to the bar of the State of Washington.

Mr. McBride is the author of "Court of  Appeals Ruling Threatens Affordable Housing," published in the Daily Journal in 2001. The article is a critique of the Presley Homes insurance coverage decision. In addition, Mr. McBride has written several articles for Kring & Chung's client newsletter, on topics ranging from mold evidence to insurance coverage. 

Mr. McBride recently opened a law practice in Ellensburg, Washington, where his wife is a professor at Central Washington University.  They love the Kittitas Valley, and enjoy hiking with their two dogs and riding horses in the Cascades.

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2014 (active status)

Nevada, 2009 (active status)

California, 1993 (active status)

Pennsylvania, 1981 (retired status)

Education

Naval Justice School, Newport, RI, 1983- Judge Advocate Certificate (Class Honorman)

Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York- J.D., 1981

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI- B.A., 1978

Published Works

“Court of Appeals Ruling Threatens Affordable Housing, a Critical Analysis of Presley v. American States Insurance Company”– Daily Journal, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

Kittitas County Bar Association

Sacramento County Bar Association

California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC)

Past Employment Positions

Kring & Chung LLP, Managing Partner, Sacramento Office, 1998-2017

Borton, Petrini & Conron, Newport Beach , CA, Partner, 1993-1998

U.S. Marine Corps, Judge Advocate, 1983 - 1993

Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Associate Attorney, 1981-1983