Practice Area

Construction Law

The Construction Law Practice Group has represented all facets of the construction industry in the dispute resolution process throughout the Midwest. The firm’s involvement in the appellate process significantly impacted the way the construction industry in Missouri and Illinois operates. The group’s experience has influenced the development of the law on economic losses, construction experts, the statute of repose, and the validity of contracts controlled by licensing statutes.

Our lawyers are well versed in the intricate relationships among the various parties to a construction project, the complicated network of contract documents, and the construction process itself. Brown & James has evolved into one of the most active construction litigation law firms in the Midwest. The Construction Law Practice Group represents many local, regional, national, and international design professionals, as well as owners, contractors, subcontractors, and insurers in a myriad of construction disputes. The Practice Group handles all types of construction-related disputes, from job site injuries to mechanics liens to multimillion-dollar delay and interference claims.

We have taken an active lead in the use of alternative dispute resolution when appropriate. Our lawyers regularly serve as arbitrators and mediators in the resolution of construction-related disputes.

Our lawyers are frequent speakers on topics of interest to both the legal profession and the construction industry. We regularly serve on committees or as officers for local, state and national bar associations and industry groups.

We also have a periodic seminar for those in the industry. Our lawyers are regular contributors to the legal columns and trade publications as well.