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Mac W. Cabal
Senior Counsel
“What drives me as a lawyer is the desire to achieve results for my clients. Too often, lawyers get so wrapped up in the law they lose sight of the client’s overall goals.”

Mac Cabal blends a background in big business with significant experience in construction litigation and commercial collections. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of sureties, contractors, suppliers, and other commercial enterprises. And, having worked as an executive for two of the largest retail companies in the country, where he managed a multi-million dollar denim business, he understands what drives the goals of many of his clients.

However, Mac is not simply a litigator, he is an experienced trial attorney.  Having tried and arbitrated as many cases as he has, Mac has the skill, knowledge, and expertise necessary to navigate the rough waters of trial practice.  Beyond his trial experience, Mac also brings appellate level experience with published cases, even going as far as petitioning the California Supreme Court.

Mac comes to Lanak & Hanna with a record of high academic achievement. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Business Management and obtained a full tuition scholarship at Whittier Law School, where he finished in the top 5% of his class. During law school, Mac wrote for the Whittier Law Review. He also worked as District Attorney Summer Extern, where he participated in, and won, an oral advocacy competition against approximately 40 other externs.

Mac is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Irvine where he teaches law.  He is also an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, where he served as Co-Chair of the Mentor-on-Demand Committee alongside the former President of the Bar Association, and he previously served on the Board of Directors for the Bar Association. He speaks fluent Spanish and is a Crossfit enthusiast.

Education

B.S., Cornell University, 1999J.D., Whittier Law School, magna cum laude, 2007

Merit Scholar; Whittier Law Review

Admissions

California, 2008

Texas, 2018

Membership

Orange County Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Practice Areas

Business Litigation

Construction Litigation

Health Care Law

Commercial Collections

Reported Cases

Unilab Corp. v. Angeles-IPA, 244 Cal. App. 4th 622, 625, 198 Cal. Rptr. 3d 211, 213 (2016), as modified (Feb. 1, 2016), review denied (May 11, 2016)

Brown Bark III, L.P. v. Haver, 219 Cal. App. 4th 809, 162 Cal. Rptr. 3d 9, 13 (2013)

Publications

California to the Rescue: A Contrasting View of Minimum Statutory Damages in Privacy Torts, 29 Whittier L. Rev. 273 (2007)