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Catherine W. Delorey

Senior Counsel

(415) 986-5900
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San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111

Salt Lake City
15 W. South Temple
Suite 1600
Salt Lake City, UT 84101


J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2001

  • Environmental Law Program Certificate
  • Associate Articles Editor, The Business Lawyer

B.A., Government and Politics with Honors, University of Maryland, College Park, 1998


Super Lawyers® Rising Stars distinction (2014-2016)

Diversity Fellow, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law (2015-2018)


Catherine W. Delorey is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of GRSM and a member of the Construction practice group. Catherine has many years of experience aggressively resolving disputes through negotiation, arbitration, and litigation with a “hands-on” approach in addressing client concerns. She has experience representing contractors on a number of legal issues facing the construction industry, including: differing site conditions, nondisclosure, delays and acceleration, liquidated damages, termination, extra work, payment and retention withholdings, and bid protests. Catherine has a track record of success on behalf of her clients, including favorable resolutions at mediation, trial, and on appeal.

Catherine is dedicated to supporting the industry through her years of volunteer work with the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, United Contractors, AGC of California, and National Association of Women in Construction. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker on legal issues affecting the construction industry.


  • California 
  • Utah
  • Virginia 
  • Washington 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth and Fourth Circuits


  • American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2013-Present
    • Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division (Steering Committee)
    • Special Programs and Education Committee - Distance Learning
  • Associated General Contractors of California, 2013 – 2017
    • Legal Advisory Committee
    • Bay Area Construction Leadership Council Steering Committee
  • United Contractors, 2013 – 2017
    • Associate Committee
    • Scholarship Committee
  • National Association of Women in Construction, 2013 – 2015
    • Past President of Greater East Bay Chapter
Publications & Presentations