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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Banking and Finance
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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:
    Construction Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Energy Regulatory Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Construction International Trade and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Construction Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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Jack G. Angaran was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jack G. Angaran

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Mediation
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  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Batesville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Aviation Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management
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John E. Bulman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John E. Bulman

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mediation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Arbitration Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Insurance Law Litigation - Construction
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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:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Construction Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Beachwood, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • 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:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Southlake, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
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Victor M. Diaz Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

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 Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal
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:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    River Edge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Construction Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction

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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.