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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration Commercial Litigation International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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Jack G. Angaran was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jack G. Angaran

Georgeson Angaran
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Warren, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation
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  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Litigation - First Amendment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Batesville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Aviation Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management
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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 Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration Mediation
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:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Energy Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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Joseph A. DeMaria was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Joseph A. DeMaria

Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Construction Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Southlake, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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Victor M. Diaz Jr. was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Victor M. Diaz Jr.

VM Diaz & Partners LLC
  • Location:
    Miami Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    River Edge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Construction Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction Litigation - Securities Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Construction Definition

Construction Litigation involves the representation of stakeholders involved in a governmental, commercial, or residential construction project. Stakeholders are typically owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects, engineers, construction managers, construction lenders, developers, investors, insurers, and/or bonding companies.

Construction lawsuits include a variety of claims, although most are grounded in breach of contract, negligence, and/or professional negligence. Construction litigation attorneys typically prosecute or defend claims for:
  • professional negligence of design professionals (both architects and engineers)
  • claims for defective workmanship (contractors and subcontractors)
  • claims for defective products (material suppliers)
  • claims for delay (caused by the owner, the owner’s representative(s), the contractor, and/or a subcontractor)
  • payment claims (both claims for payment of sums promised in the construction contract and claims for the payment of additional sums due to changes in the scope of the work)
  • the enforcement of mechanic’s liens (contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers)
  • claims made against payment bonds issued by surety companies to assure the payment of sums due subcontractors and others
  • claims made against performance bonds issued by surety companies to assure completion of the work

The typical stakeholder plaintiff in a construction dispute seeks monetary damages for economic loss suffered as a result of the defendant’s unlawful conduct (breach of contract, negligence, etc.). Some construction disputes involve claims brought by construction workers or third-parties as plaintiffs seeking damages for personal injuries caused by unsafe workplaces and working conditions. Those cases require an analysis of the workplace safety rules and regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in addition to the common law standards of care for workers and practices in particular construction fields.

Construction claims are litigated in a variety of forums and can be litigated in federal and state courts. Additionally, federal and state courts of claim or claims commissions may have exclusive jurisdiction over government projects. Arbitration is often the required forum for private projects because construction contracts typically require mandatory arbitration, administered by a recognized provider such as the American Arbitration Association, pursuant to specific rules promulgated by the arbitration service provider. Many construction contracts also require some form of mandatory mediation as an express precondition to the institution of litigation or arbitration.
Construction Litigation involves the representation of stakeholders involved in a governmental, commercial, or residential construction project. Stakeholders are typically owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects, engineers, construction managers, construction lenders, developers, investors, insurers, and/or bonding companies.

Construction lawsuits include a variety of claims, although most are grounded in breach of contract, negligence, and/or professional negligence. Construction litigation attorneys typically prosecute or defend claims for:
  • professional negligence of design professionals (both architects and engineers)
  • claims for defective workmanship (contractors and subcontractors)
  • claims for defective products (material suppliers)
  • claims for delay (caused by the owner, the owner’s representative(s), the contractor, and/or a subcontractor)
  • payment claims (both claims for payment of sums promised in the construction contract and claims for the payment of additional sums due to changes in the scope of the work)
  • the enforcement of mechanic’s liens (contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers)
  • claims made against payment bonds issued by surety companies to assure the payment of sums due subcontractors and others
  • claims made against performance bonds issued by surety companies to assure completion of the work

The typical stakeholder plaintiff in a construction dispute seeks monetary damages for economic loss suffered as a result of the defendant’s unlawful conduct (breach of contract, negligence, etc.). Some construction disputes involve claims brought by construction workers or third-parties as plaintiffs seeking damages for personal injuries caused by unsafe workplaces and working conditions. Those cases require an analysis of the workplace safety rules and regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in addition to the common law standards of care for workers and practices in particular construction fields.

Construction claims are litigated in a variety of forums and can be litigated in federal and state courts. Additionally, federal and state courts of claim or claims commissions may have exclusive jurisdiction over government projects. Arbitration is often the required forum for private projects because construction contracts typically require mandatory arbitration, administered by a recognized provider such as the American Arbitration Association, pursuant to specific rules promulgated by the arbitration service provider. Many construction contracts also require some form of mandatory mediation as an express precondition to the institution of litigation or arbitration.