Recognizing that delay, uncertainty and expenses are a part of the litigation process, our attorneys carefully assess our client’s dispute at the outset to determine if it can be resolved more effectively and efficiently through litigation alternatives such as mediation or arbitration — both common practices in the construction industry. This avenue often achieves better results, saves substantial resources and provides a more timely resolution of construction disputes.
Our construction attorneys are experienced in mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction-related disputes as well as mass actions, class actions and construction-related appeals. In addition to defending claims brought against general contractors and developers, our construction attorneys have significant experience pursuing claims on behalf of owners and developers and prosecuting reimbursement claims against subcontractors, vendors, and other responsible third parties. In conjunction with our experience in defending defect claims and prosecuting reimbursement claims, we frequently pursue insurance carriers on coverage claims arising from alleged faulty workmanship. Finally, our construction litigators often are involved in legal work that accompanies construction defect litigation, such as property evaluations, contract issues and public report matters. Construction litigation encompasses federal and state actions throughout the Mountain West, as well as administrative proceedings before state registrars or state contractor boards and other state agencies.