Best Lawyers for Construction Law in America

Search Best Lawyers Now

*This search returned more than the maximum results. Please refine your search using the links above.
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Warren, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Construction Law Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Construction Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
John E. Bulman was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

John E. Bulman

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Construction Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Construction Law Commercial Litigation Information Technology Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation Energy Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    River Edge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Construction Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honokaa, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Construction Law Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Insurance Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction

  • Location:
  • Practice Areas:

Practice Area Definition

Construction Law Definition

Construction lawyers provide practical legal advice to participants in the construction industry. Clients include not only contractors and subcontractors, but also material suppliers, architects, engineers, owners, developers, banks, sureties, and insurance companies.

For a typical project, a construction lawyer may be called upon to assist the owner in obtaining land for the project. Buying the land and building a project on the land often requires financing from another source, and construction lawyers often help prepare and negotiate the various loan documents that define the rights of the bank, bondholders, or other source of funding.

Construction lawyers may assist owners and developers in deciding which project delivery approach best suits their project, such as design-bid-build, design build, or multi-prime construction. Then, construction lawyers may help draft requests for bids to allow the owner or developer to identify a contractor. A lawyer may help determine whether a bid can be withdrawn due to a mistake. For certain public projects where the owner is a city, county, state, or arm of the federal government, a construction lawyer may be called upon to file a bid protest to challenge the fairness of the bidding process.

After the project is awarded, lawyers are often involved in drafting and negotiating contracts between the owner and general contractor or the general contractor and its subcontractors. Lawyers also may be involved in documenting insurance and bonding arrangements to secure performance of the work and protect the parties against property damage or personal injuries.

During the project, construction lawyers are often called upon to help the participants understand their contracts and comply with them. Many construction lawyers see this kind of work as extremely rewarding, because their guidance can help keep construction on track toward a successful conclusion. Where contractors or subcontractors are not being paid for their work, construction lawyers may file liens or bond claims to secure payment for their clients’ work.

Construction projects are complex, expensive, stressful, and sometimes dangerous, and thus give rise to many different kinds of disputes, including disputes about the cost and duration of the project, the quality of the work, and responsibility for injuries or damages suffered during the work or, sometimes, after the work is completed. Construction disputes are often complex, involving many parties and substantial amounts of money, so construction lawyers often engage in complex commercial litigation. Many construction contracts call for dispute resolution through dispute review boards, mediation, and arbitration, so a successful construction lawyer will understand the advantages, disadvantages, and nuances of alternative dispute resolution techniques.

While often seen as a specialist, a construction lawyer is, in many ways, a generalist who must be prepared to deal with almost any kind of legal problem that may affect the construction industry, whether that problem involves contract law, banking law, tax law, environmental law, criminal law, international law, bankruptcy law, real property law, insurance law, tort law, bond and lien law, administrative law, or litigation.
Construction lawyers provide practical legal advice to participants in the construction industry. Clients include not only contractors and subcontractors, but also material suppliers, architects, engineers, owners, developers, banks, sureties, and insurance companies.

For a typical project, a construction lawyer may be called upon to assist the owner in obtaining land for the project. Buying the land and building a project on the land often requires financing from another source, and construction lawyers often help prepare and negotiate the various loan documents that define the rights of the bank, bondholders, or other source of funding.

Construction lawyers may assist owners and developers in deciding which project delivery approach best suits their project, such as design-bid-build, design build, or multi-prime construction. Then, construction lawyers may help draft requests for bids to allow the owner or developer to identify a contractor. A lawyer may help determine whether a bid can be withdrawn due to a mistake. For certain public projects where the owner is a city, county, state, or arm of the federal government, a construction lawyer may be called upon to file a bid protest to challenge the fairness of the bidding process.

After the project is awarded, lawyers are often involved in drafting and negotiating contracts between the owner and general contractor or the general contractor and its subcontractors. Lawyers also may be involved in documenting insurance and bonding arrangements to secure performance of the work and protect the parties against property damage or personal injuries.

During the project, construction lawyers are often called upon to help the participants understand their contracts and comply with them. Many construction lawyers see this kind of work as extremely rewarding, because their guidance can help keep construction on track toward a successful conclusion. Where contractors or subcontractors are not being paid for their work, construction lawyers may file liens or bond claims to secure payment for their clients’ work.

Construction projects are complex, expensive, stressful, and sometimes dangerous, and thus give rise to many different kinds of disputes, including disputes about the cost and duration of the project, the quality of the work, and responsibility for injuries or damages suffered during the work or, sometimes, after the work is completed. Construction disputes are often complex, involving many parties and substantial amounts of money, so construction lawyers often engage in complex commercial litigation. Many construction contracts call for dispute resolution through dispute review boards, mediation, and arbitration, so a successful construction lawyer will understand the advantages, disadvantages, and nuances of alternative dispute resolution techniques.

While often seen as a specialist, a construction lawyer is, in many ways, a generalist who must be prepared to deal with almost any kind of legal problem that may affect the construction industry, whether that problem involves contract law, banking law, tax law, environmental law, criminal law, international law, bankruptcy law, real property law, insurance law, tort law, bond and lien law, administrative law, or litigation.