Construction Attorneys

Industry-Specific Construction Litigation Experience

Our representation of project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and construction suppliers includes:

  • Mechanics’ and materialmen’s lien foreclosure
  • Bond and surety claims
  • Workplace injuries
  • Engineering and construction defects
  • Breach of contract
  • Indemnity
  • Change orders
  • Substandard workmanship
  • Delay damages
  • Non-payment

Business Services to Contractors and Suppliers

Our attorneys also provide valuable legal guidance to construction business owners in day-to-day legal issues, including:

  • Defending workmanship complaints and other contractor’s license issue before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors
  • Avoiding employment issues and Department of Labor wage-and-hour violations
  • Review of insurance policies
  • Business planning
  • Equipment leasing

Published Opinions

  • MT Builders, LLC v. Fisher Roofing, Inc., 219 Ariz. 297, 197 P.3d 758 (App. 2008): Summary judgment against subcontractor reversed where subcontractor’s indemnity provision required general contract to prove subcontractor’s fault in that indemnity was owed only to the extent caused in whole or in part by the subcontractor’s negligence
  • Fulton Homes Corp. v. BBP Concrete, 214 Ariz. 566, 155 P.3d 1090 (App. 2007): Attorneys’ fee awards to subcontractors affirmed where the evidence supported a determination that the general contractor’s third-party complaint against the subcontractors was not warranted
  • Evans Withycombe, Inc. v. Western Innovations, Inc., 215 Ariz. 237, 159 P.3d 547 (App. 2006): General contractor’s common-law claim to indemnity was dismissed, and subcontractor claims were remanded to Superior Court for trial

Published Opinions

The New Landscape of Contractors’ Liability Insurance,” Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter, May 2007