About Us

MCAQ is a select group of exceptional legal professionals dedicated to the vigorous protection of our clients’ interests. This includes courtroom advocacy, drafting contracts, providing advice and direction, setting up businesses and estate planning. MCAQ has received the top rating from the preeminent attorney rating service of Martindale-Hubbell, identifying us with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

MCAQ has offices in Orange County and Sacramento, and with attorneys licensed to practice law in New York, Virginia, Washington, Texas, Alaska and Nevada, we represent clients throughout California and beyond. Our practice spans many areas of law and clients have included businesses both big and small, individuals, and public agencies, such as cities, counties, public utilities and school districts.

Because our experienced trial attorneys are fully prepared to take cases through trial, we are often able to negotiate pre-trial settlements favorable to our clients.  Our appellate team has obtained approximately 40 published decisions that have helped to shape California law, particularly regarding insurance coverage and public entity liability.

The legal professionals at MCAQ are completely committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients and have the talent, resources, and experience for any task at hand.

Powerful, Experienced, Effective & Responsive.


Department of Labor Appears Set to Tip the Balance Back in Favor of Tip-Pooling

In December, the Trump Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to roll back yet another Obama-era regulation. This time, the target is the Department of Labor’s 2011 rule ...

February 6, 2018
Julio N. Colomba

The EEOC Supports its 2017 Performance Report with Enforcement and Litigation Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just followed up its performance report for the 2017 fiscal year with the release of enforcement and litigation data. The data shows retaliation as t...

January 30, 2018
Corey Day

A Primer on Beer Tastings: Know Your Options

There are a couple of different ways a brewer can get their beer out to a wider audience outside of their brewery. One of course is through distribution to retailers. Another, that has the benefit of ...

September 8, 2017
Suzanne Nicholson

The Sip Stops Here…but Not There, or There, or There: New Restrictions on Interstate Shipping of Wine

According to some retailers, UPS and FedEx are now limiting the interstate shipping of wine. This crackdown is not in response to any new legislation – the shipping companies are instead enforcing e...

August 8, 2017
Jessica Coffield

New Associate Attorney – Julio Colomba

Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn APC is pleased to announce that Julio N. Colomba has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Mr. Colomba will be working in the firm’s litigation, general l...

September 25, 2017

Firm Successes in 2016

2016 was a busy year for MCAQ.  It was so busy we forgot to report some of our noteworthy successes on behalf of our clients.  Here is a recap of the year: January 2016 started out great with a jury...

February 21, 2017

Mind Your Business: Part Three – Agreements Among Founders and the Entity

There is a nearly infinite number of agreements founders can make amongst themselves and with the business. A few of the most common types are discussed below. Keep in mind that some agreements will n...

October 30, 2017

Mind Your Business: Part 2 – Initial Financing and Capital Structure

Once you have selected and formed your business entity by filing the necessary documents with the Secretary of State, the next most obvious questions are: how does the company get money and how do I s...

September 25, 2017

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