Business and Real Estate Lawsuits

Construction Lawsuits





With a history of successfully representing contractors, developers, homeowners, homeowners associations and building owners, Thorpe and Thorpe's construction industry trial attorneys are a vital component of the firm's litigation practice. Our litigation expertise spans the full scope of issues that may arise at any time during the construction process including construction defects and delay claims, indemnities and guarantees, mechanics liens, design defects, grading, foundation and soils engineering issues, title disputes, bond claims, environmental issues, such as responsibility for site contamination, and the overriding issue of obtaining insurance coverage for the defense and payment of construction related claims.

Drawing on this solid foundation of expertise, our trial lawyers, with extensive construction litigation backgrounds, can offer clients informed choices before pursuing or defending a claim. Having represented clients in virtually every type of construction-related matter before both judges and juries, our attorneys can quickly identify the critical legal issues and offer potential litigants sound advice and counsel. Taking advantage of the experience of our attorneys at this pre-litigation phase, clients often are able to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation altogether. However, when trial is unavoidable, our clients are assured of having the most qualified counsel available. Our attorneys also have served as arbitrators for construction industry disputes by the American Arbitration Association.

At trial, in arbitration and on appeal in construction lawsuits over the past 40 years we have represented:

  • Architects
  • Building owners
  • Commercial project developers
  • Condominium and homeowner associations
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • General contractors
  • Mechanics lien claimants
  • Soils consultants
  • Sub-contractors