From initial design through project completion, many disputes and legal challenges may arise. Whether addressing construction defects, cost overruns, construction delays, safety issues, property damage, personal injury claims, insurance or indemnity issues, overcoming the challenges requires guidance from skilled construction attorneys.
Comprehensive, Cost-Effective Dispute Resolution
With litigation expertise and construction industry knowledge, Segal McCambridge construction attorneys offer extensive trial experience and innovative strategic guidance, handling all types of construction disputes. Our lawyers listen closely to each client to determine the best course of action based on the client’s specific goals and the risks involved. When litigation is the most appropriate strategy, we employ the latest technologies, efficiently managing complex, document-intensive cases and handling trials at all levels, as well as necessary appeals through final resolution.
Representing private and public clients, we serve as regional and national coordinating counsel, litigating construction-related disputes on behalf of developers, property owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and others involved in the construction industry. Efficiently and effectively resolving disputes through litigation, arbitration and negotiated settlement, we are also frequently retained by insurers to represent their insureds.
We have successfully resolved disputes involving:
- Building defect claims
- Breach of contract claims
- Construction site accidents
- Cost overruns
- Negligence claims
- Mechanics lien claims
- Defective products and workmanship
- Personal injury claims
- Property damage complaints
- Workers’ Compensation
Regarding insurance and indemnity issues, we aggressively work to identify all available risk transfer options. Our attorneys also advise on and represent clients in OSHA investigations and defend them against building code violation allegations.
Litigation Avoidance and Risk Management
Recognizing that litigation is both disruptive and costly, we work proactively with our clients on risk management strategies, offering manager and employee on-site safety and risk avoidance seminars, evaluating safety programs and handbooks, identifying potential areas of liability, advising on contract terms and associated risk-transfer clauses, and devising solutions to minimize liability exposure.
We stay current on legal and industry-related developments, maintain active memberships in construction industry associations, including serving as committee chairs, and frequently write and speak on construction-related topics.
- Arbitrated a seven-figure contract indemnity and additional insured claim arising from an underlying catastrophic accident.
- Perfected an indemnity risk transfer for one of the firm's product distributors in a seven-figure personal injury construction loss.
- Represented a subcontractor in a catastrophic construction loss case that involved numerous legal issues, including construction design, insurance procurement and associated risk-transfer analysis.
- Successfully defended a subcontractor against a multimillion-dollar contract indemnity claim.
- Represented subcontractors in a variety of construction defect cases dealing with window installation, water infiltration and interior design work, among other types of claims.
- DRI's Construction Litigation Desk Reference, with Segal McCambridge-Authored Michigan Chapter, Now Ready for Pre-Order2.3.10
- Segal McCambridge Attorney Keith Hays To Speak At HB Litigation Conferences' Construction Defect Litigation Teleconference2.13.09
- Segal McCambridge Partner, Edward J. McCambridge, Will Be a Featured Speaker at the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel's Construction Insurance Symposium & Trial Tactics Seminar8.15.07
- Columbia University, 2.2.16
- Next in Texas Construction Law Seminar Series Co-Sponsored by Segal McCambridge To Be Held August 308.16.11
Articles & Publications
- "Much Ado About Nothing? Change to Illinois Construction Statute of Repose Should Only Apply to Claims Arising from Construction that Occurred after 2004."DRI: The Critical Path, 4.21.15
- Corporate Counsel, 1.29.15
- Corporate Counsel, 1.29.15
- Protecting Subcontractors, and Their Insurers, from Unanticipated and Overwhelming Contract Indemnity Risk - Rich Godshall and Gregory McNamee1.9.14
- Client Alert: General Contractors Face Increased Exposure Following Alterations to the Statutory Employer Defense6.28.12
- Client Alert: Property Owner Non-Liability Restored in Third Party Construction Related Personal Injury Cases3.18.11
- Overarching Hypothetical6.16.09
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