Wicker Smith expertly represents parties in all capacities in construction disputes, including general contractors, subcontractors, architectural and engineering design professionals, and owners and developers.  We have extensive experience in 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, among many others.  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.

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

Wicker Smith is a strong partner adept at forging positive outcomes in all facets of construction related projects.

One-Day Bench Trial

Our attorneys, Holly Howanitz and Hadley Mann, from our Brunswick office represented a major construction materials distributor in a contract dispute. They obtained a defense verdict in a one-day bench trial, and also received the court’s reserved ruling to award attorneys’ fees.