Martin Hom has litigation and trial experience in a broad range of contract interpretation issues and disputes, such as delay and inefficiencies, acceleration, differing site conditions, changes, terminations for default, extended performance and home office overhead issues (i.e., Eichleay damages), and various close-out issues. In addition to trial experience, Mr. Hom also has experience in the use of various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Also, he represents California school districts, community college districts, and special districts in employment law, administrative law, and labor relations.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Hom was a Senior Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in Washington, DC. He began his career with GSA as a trial attorney and was ultimately promoted to a supervisory position in which he oversaw a group of 10 trial attorneys who litigated GSA’s real property contract claims. In addition to supervising the real property litigation group, Mr. Hom also carried his own caseload. In one case, he was the government counsel for the design and construction of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, which was a 3.1 million square foot multi-use project and had an overall budget of $738,000,000.

Representative Matters

Reported Cases

  • California Taxpayers Action Network v. Mt. Diablo Unified School District, et al., 12 Cal. App.5th 115 (2017)
  • McGee, et al. v. Torrance Unified School District, et al., 247 Cal.App.4th 235 (2016)
  • Davis v. Fresno Unified School District, et al., 237 Cal.App.4th 261 (2015)
  • Los Alamitos Unified School District v. Howard Contracting, Inc., 229 Cal.App.4th 1222 (2014)
  • City of Cerritos, et al. v. Cerritos Taxpayers Association, et al., 183 Cal.App.4th 1417 (2010)
  • LaSalle Partners v. United States, 48 Fed.Cl. 797 (2001)
  • Kimbrell v. Fischer, 15 F.3d 175 (Fed. Cir. 1994)
  • Darwin Construction Co. v. United States, 31 Fed.Cl. 453 (1994)

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member


J.D., California Western School of Law
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara


  • 1991, California
    1993, District of Columbia
    1997, Maryland
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