Michael ZarconiShareholder

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Michael Zarconi is a member of the Firm’s Litigation, Construction and Insurance practice groups.  Since joining the firm in 2012 he has developed a wide range of experience as a general civil litigator including commercial and business litigation, construction disputes, insurance coverage, anti-SLAPP litigation, and labor and employment law matters.  As a trial-experienced litigator, Mr. Zarconi was named a Shareholder at Sullivan Hill in 2020.

Mr. Zarconi was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, by Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Commercial Litigation. He was also named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of Business/Corporate Litigation in 2020 and the area of Construction Litigation in 2021-2023.

Prior to joining the Firm as an associate attorney, Mr. Zarconi participated in the Sullivan Hill summer law clerk program. He earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law with dual concentrations in civil litigation and public interest law. His studies focused on regulation for environmental and consumer protection. While attending law school, Mr. Zarconi worked actively with the University of San Diego Center for Public Interest Law. He was honored with the Outstanding Public Interest Advocate Award for 2012.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 2007



Mr. Zarconi’s construction practice focuses on large scale construction performance disputes for general contractors, subcontractors, developers and engineers.  His experience includes breach of contract and warranty claims, differing site conditions, extra work and delay claims, as well as professional negligence. Through his construction practice Mr. Zarconi has also developed substantial experience representing policy holders in coverage disputes with insurance carriers.  Actively involved with the Little Italy Association and the Little Italy Residents Association, Mr. Zarconi has presented on the legal framework of the California Environmental Quality Act. He has extensive experience representing public bodies, maintenance assessment districts, and non-profit organizations in a wide variety of civil transactions and disputes.


Mr. Zarconi is admitted to practice in all California state courts and the federal District Court for the Southern District of California. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Building Industry Association of San Diego, and the San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.

He is currently serving his second term as Vice Chair of the Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and his third term as a member of the Executive Committee.  Particularly active with the Little Italy Association and the Little Italy Residents Association, Mr. Zarconi co-chaired the Firm’s award winning partnership with Little Italy’s Washington Elementary School.