Madolyn D. Orr

San Jose, California

Madolyn joined RHRC as an associate attorney in 2013, bringing to the firm her knowledge and experience in bankruptcy and insurance matters as they relate to real property. Prior to joining RHRC, Madolyn worked with law firms assisting clients with matters pertaining to commercial and residential leasing, easements, unlawful detainer and eviction, predatory lending, TILA, RESPA, mortgage fraud, negotiable instruments, lien priority, foreclosure, and breach of contract. 

Madolyn’s practice focuses on real estate and business litigation and selected related bankruptcy and insurance coverage matters.  Her experience at RHRC includes representing business entities, individuals, commercial developers, real estate buyers and sellers, real estate brokers and agents, and commercial landlords and tenants.

Madolyn is a San Jose native and a baseball fan.


Quizno’s Parent Company (QCE Finance LLC) et al. v. Client

Won first phase of bifurcated trial, successfully assigning liability to franchisor for fire that destroyed clients’ commercial building in Monterey, Calif., leading to multi-million-dollar settlement in favor of cross-complaining client on the eve of the second phase of the trial.  Successfully accomplished the completion of settlement payments to client despite the losing party’s subsequent bankruptcy.

Client v. Trustees of Lee Family Trust

Won arbitration phase of specific performance action regarding client-buyer’s $4.5 million purchase of a mixed-use commercial building in San Francisco after sellers breached sales contract.  Successfully argued for an arbitrator’s judgment requiring seller to transfer title, and reduce the sales price by several hundred thousand dollars, attributable to the amount of rental income buyer would have been entitled to over the two-year period during which seller refused to transfer title.

Client v. Bolle

Successfully represented elder’s trust in retrieving in excess of $1 million (plus interest) from adult nephew who failed to provide security for, and failed to repay, loaned money he used to purchase multiple investment properties for his own benefit located throughout California and Alaska.


Year Joined Firm

  • 2013

Areas of Practice

  • Real estate and business litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2011


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
    • M.A. - 2002
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
    • B.A. (History) - 2001

Representative Cases

  • Quizno’s Parent Company (QCE Finance LLC) et al. v. Client
  • Client v. Trustees of Lee Family Trust
  • Client v. Bolle

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Past Employment Positions

  • McCurdy & Fuller LLP, Associate Attorney, 2012 - 2013
  • Dupré Law Firm, Associate Attorney, Law Clerk, 2010 - 2012