Phillip Joseph co-chairs Ball Janik LLP’s construction litigation practice, which is growing in national reach and prominence. He is a commercial litigator whose primary focus is construction and real estate litigation, including design and construction disputes, construction defect, general counsel for community associations, purchase/sale disputes, real estate disputes, commercial landlord/tenant, and collections. Mr. Joseph has received the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale–Hubbell®. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Community Association Law in 2017.
Mr. Joseph has extensive experience litigating multi-million dollar construction disputes representing predominantly owners. These construction disputes include construction lien litigation, defective design and construction, late delivery, extra/changed work and impact claims, Little Miller Act claims, and insurance coverage for construction disputes. With respect to design/build construction projects, Mr. Joseph has defended multi-million dollar claims for additional compensation. For example, he represented, tried, and obtained a verdict in favor of an international wafer chip fabrication facility against $20+million claims by a design/build contractor of a clean-room facility; represented and settled claims against the owner of two large apartment projects against million dollar claims by a design/build subcontractor; and defended and settled claims against the developer of a large-scale apartment and condo project in Tacoma, Washington from multi-million dollar claims of a design/build contractor; and represented and settled claims against the owner of a paper-making plant by the design/build contractor responsible for re-piping and overhauling a paper manufacturing machine.
Mr. Joseph has also successfully prosecuted and defended a wide range of construction defect cases on behalf of owners, ranging from large residences to condominiums/townhomes, subdivisions, apartments, hotels, offices, retail stores, schools, retirement facilities and shopping centers.
Mr. Joseph has lectured widely and authored articles on construction defect and real estate litigation issues. He is also the editor of the Real Estate Disputes CLE for the Oregon State Bar.