General contractors, subcontractors, architectural and engineering design professionals, and owners and developers call upon Wicker Smith when representation is needed in construction disputes of all types. Our extensive experience includes representing and defending parties in construction defect disputes involving all areas of construction, from project design and engineering to construction to acceptance and approval by the governmental agency. Wicker Smith is adept at handling construction disputes from pre-suit through trial.

We also advise clients on issues pertaining to regulatory compliance, including OSHA compliance, insurance coverage, potential liability, contract language and drafting, and pre-suit investigation and defense. Our attorneys routinely handle cases involving large commercial developments such as office parks and shopping malls, office buildings, commercial and industrial structures, high-rises, condominiums, residential subdivision developments, and residential homes ranging in value from $300,000 to more than $100 million. Wicker Smith is a strong partner adept at forging positive outcomes in all facets of construction-related projects.

We are results oriented and work efficiently and in a cost-effective manner to bring added value to our clients’ matters. Not only are our attorneys excellent lawyers, several also hold Florida contracting and roofing licenses, giving the firm a unique understanding in complex property loss and construction litigation cases. This distinctive understanding allows for timely resolution in many instances.

Areas of representation include:

  • Construction Defect Claims, Including Against the Architect, Engineer, General Contractor and Subcontractor
  • Governmental Site Civil Projects, Including Road Construction and Improvements
  • Subsurface/Geotechnical Problems
  • Contract Compliance
  • Project Delay
  • Payment and Performance Bond Claims
  • Contractual Indemnity
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Property Damage
  • OSHA Penalty Proceedings
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Claims, Including Breach of Contract, Lien Claims and Enforcement

Breach of Contract Related to Home Construction

Attorneys: John Floyd Jr.

Plaintiff sued Defendant alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment related to construction of a home. Defendant countersued for breach of contract for Plaintiff’s failure to complete the build of home and defamation of title. Defendant, our client, was awarded $300,000 in the countersuit.

Neighborhood Negligence Issue

Attorneys: Brandon M. Nichols, David C. Merrill, Cary W. Capper

A general negligence subrogation matter stemming from a blockage in sewer line, resulting in damage. The final outcome was a directed verdict.

Construction Defect Claim

Attorneys: R. Baron Ringhofer

The claimant alleged defects and non-conformities in the manufacture and installation of a manufactured home. Claimant asked for $65,000 plus fees, but our client ultimately paid less than $500 to resolve the matter.

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