David Kurtz is a construction litigator and shareholder in the Firm's New Orleans office. Although his main focus is in the area of construction law, he also has experience in oil and gas and other commercial litigation.
Currently, Mr. Kurtz spends the majority of his time managing disaster-related construction issues resulting from Hurricane Katrina, including defending contractors in injury and contract disputes arising from their work. He also prosecutes claims on behalf of contractors seeking payment by owners and insurers. Other non-disaster work encompasses traditional construction law areas, such as contract disputes, water intrusion and mold and mildew cases, delay claims and EPC contractor litigation.
Mr. Kurtz represents contractors, subcontractors, architects and others, and he has appeared before numerous state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels, as well as before regulatory bodies. He has served as a special master to the court in construction litigation and also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitration and mediation.