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Taft’s construction attorneys have extensive experience with construction claims. Our goal is to assist clients with executing dispute resolution strategies that are cost-effective and long-term.

Our experience with construction-related disputes encompasses construction arising from contract negotiations, design and construction defects, change orders, undisclosed site conditions, delay, acceleration and abandonment claims, mechanics liens, property damage and insurance coverage, including defense of title claims. Our attorneys manage complex construction-related matters in state and federal courts, through the American Arbitration Association and in other alternative dispute resolution venues. We have been successful both in the pursuit of multi-million dollar recoveries and the defense of multi-million dollar claims.

We have vast experience with all types of claims, including claims relating to bid disputes, delays, construction defects, changes in scope, termination, payment, changes in site conditions, and design defects. We represent general contractors, owners, developers, subcontractors and design professionals. We regularly assist clients with prosecuting claims against their insurance carriers, an important potential source of recovery.

Our attorneys have worked with clients on claims arising from projects that include sports stadiums, medical facilities, water plants, luxury apartment buildings, libraries, garages, airport hangars, prisons, schools and office buildings. The claims have ranged from small to tens of millions of dollars.

Our goal is to provide aggressive, yet cost-effective, assistance to help clients maximize their recovery or minimize their loss—always keeping in mind the cost to litigate as compared to the amount at stake.

Our construction attorneys are contributing authors to Construction Law Insight, a newsletter that provides updates and analysis on a wide range of construction law topics.

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John F. Kennedy
Construction Claims Practice Contact
Chicago
(312) 836-4122
jkennedy@taftlaw.com
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Earl K. Messer
Construction Claims Practice Contact
Cincinnati
(513) 357-9652
messer@taftlaw.com
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Craig B. Paynter
Construction Claims Practice Contact
Columbus
(614) 334-6135
cpaynter@taftlaw.com
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Rick Richmond
Construction Claims Practice Contact
Indianapolis
(317) 713-3563
rrichmond@taftlaw.com
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David H. Wallace
Construction Claims Practice Contact
Cleveland
(216) 706-3898
dwallace@taftlaw.com
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Lowell T. Woods Jr.
Construction Claims Practice Contact
Dayton
(937) 641-1728
woods@taftlaw.com
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