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David R. McNamara


7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Juris Doctor, 1987
University of Wisconsin Law School

Bachelor of Science, 1984 (magna cum laude)
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh


Mr. McNamara has been with McCormick Barstow since 1987. Mr. McNamara's practice focuses on employment issues in state and federal court and in administrative hearings such as the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board, Unemployment Appeals Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Labor Commission. Mr. McNamara also assists employers in the investigation of potential employment claims and provides in-house training on employment-related issues.

Mr. McNamara also handles errors and omissions defense matters for real estate brokers/agents. Mr. McNamara has successfully tried both jury trials and court trials to verdict in state and federal court, as well as cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court.

Mr. McNamara is admitted to practice before all California and Wisconsin state courts; all U.S. District Courts of California and the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit.

Honors and Awards

Mr. McNamara is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2012-2018) for his primary area of practice in Employment Defense.


Concentrating in Commercial Litigation with an emphasis on employment matters.

Professional Associations

Mr. McNamara is a member of the State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section), Federal Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section), Fresno County Bar Association, and Wisconsin Bar Association.  He is also a member of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

David  R. McNamara
David  R. McNamara
David  R. McNamara