Joseph M. Sweeney

Sweeney Mason LLP

983 University Avenue
Los Gatos, California 95032


Business, Collection, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Corporate, Debt, Landlord/Tenant, Mechanic Liens, Real Estate

Joseph Sweeney graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 1974, and graduated Magna Cum Laude as a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1977. He has an AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating from Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell.

Since 1978, Joe has focused on construction and real estate law, both transactional and litigation. He has successfully represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and design professionals in multiple aspects of construction law through negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and trials. His successful jury verdicts and arbitration awards include recovering damages for fraud, breach of construction contract claims, defense of a multi-million dollar personal injury claim, and successful defense of liquidated damages claims in the millions.

He has also practiced as a licensed real estate broker handling multiple transactions including office buildings, apartments and storage facilities and he has litigated numerous real estate disputes involving leases, purchase agreements and loan documents.

Joe has served on the Boards of AGCC (Santa Clara District), the American Subcontractor Association Bay Area Chapter (ASA), the University of Notre Dame Alumni of San Jose and Silicon Valley, St. Mary’s School of Los Gatos, and the Los Gatos Christmas Foundation. Joe lives in Los Gatos with his wife Terry. They have six children.

Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth has been representing businesses and individuals in the Bay Area since 1990. Joseph Sweeney formed the firm with Roger Mason and Kurt Wilson after his downtown Los Gatos law office was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Over the years the firm has grown in prominence and is currently well established as a leading law firm in the South Bay Area.

SMWB is a full service law firm providing substantially all of the legal services required by small and mid-sized companies and serving the estate planning and probate needs of individuals and families. SMWB represents clients in seven primary areas of the law, including Civil Litigation, Construction, Corporate and Business, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate, and Real Estate law. SMWB provides its clients with cost effective, result oriented legal representation of the highest caliber.

Our success is the result of a reputation for providing superior client service without unwarranted expense. The attorneys in each practice area collaborate to ensure that every client's needs are served and that lasting client relationships are fostered.

983 University Avenue, 104C
Los Gatos, CA 95032

P: 408-356-3000
F: 408-354-8839
E: [email protected]