We have extensive experience managing construction litigation, defect claims and defending lawsuits arising out of construction site incidents resulting in personal injury, death, property damage, or business loss all over the country. We have represented construction lenders, developers, sellers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and consultants. Our trial lawyers have represented clients in cases involving allegations of defective construction, personal injury, including mold claims, in commercial and residential properties, tract home developments, condominiums, townhouses, apartment complexes and mobile home parks. We have represented our clients in class actions and mass claim resolutions.
As a result of this experience, we have gathered volumes of background material to cross-examine expert witnesses who frequently appear for plaintiffs in construction accident and equipment cases and mold cases. The firm also has experience with many engineers, consulting firms, forensic experts, university professors, certified industrial hygienists and economic experts who are effective in the defense of these cases. A number of the firm’s partners have served as AAA mediators involving construction disputes, as well as countless hours in arbitration and in front of juries at trial. Our attorneys have defended manufacturers of many types of construction and industrial equipment, including cranes, crawler tractors, excavators, front end loaders, trenchers, lift trucks and many other types of heavy equipment.
In addition, our depth in the construction industry also means we routinely address claims for breach of contract, statutory warranty, negligence, fraud, strict liability, mechanics liens, bonds, violation of building codes and other regulatory compliance, common law and statutory issues in jurisdictions nationwide.
Finally, in a continued effort to keep abreast of all current issues facing the construction and building industry, our firm has a national memberships with the National Association of Home Builders and the Associated Builders and Contractors, an organization representing more than 23,000 merit shop construction and industrial commercial firms throughout the country. Locally, we are active members of the Golden Gate Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, the Arizona Builders’ Alliance, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and Builders Association of Minnesota.
We have also defended construction workplace litigation for manufacturing and construction clients and through insurance companies, developers and project managers. From the Pepsi Center in Colorado to single family homes across America, issues and allegations we have handled have included:
• Soils – compaction, grading, reinforcement, drainage
• Swimming pools
• Perimeter fencing
• Stucco, siding and paint
• Wall system
• Mold – respiratory injury, pulmonary disease, circulation, liver disease, skin disease, etc.
• Chemical exposure – respiratory injury, skin disease, circulatory
• Ventilation – respiratory injury, blood contamination, liver disease, skin disease, pulmonary disease, etc.
• Water contamination/intrusion
Mechanical defects and corrosion:
• Mold issues
• Roofs-Spanish tile, ceramic tile, wood shake, composite shingle, etc.
• Windows, sliders and doors – product defects, installation
• Decorative installations
• Solar panels
• Floors and flooring
• Plumbing and pipes
• Lack of flashing
• Moisture intrusion
• Thermal wind loading
• Driveways and patios
• Elevators and escalators