Construction Litigation

smallimage_constructionNorris & St. Clair has successfully represented building owners, contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes involving excavation and foundations, building envelopes (including dryvit and masonry), moisture and termite infiltration, glazing components, heating and ventilation systems, electrical systems, architectural design and supervision, structural engineering, roofing problems, bulk heading and marine construction, bond claims, mechanic’s liens, delay claims and a host of other construction-related issues. Norris & St. Clair can provide valuable legal assistance for parties involved in construction projects from the inception of those projects by way of drafting and reviewing construction documents to the claims process for projects which have failed.

John Norris, the founding principal of Norris & St. Clair, probably holds the record for having successfully completed the longest construction trial in the area’s history. He represented Turner Construction Company, one of the largest contractors in the world, in a trial which spanned 3½ months. After presenting more than 2,000 exhibits through almost 40 witnesses, a jury awarded Mr. Norris’ client in excess of $1,600,000 in damages in the landmark construction case.

Norris & St. Clair has also gained experience representing developers, builders and contractors in claims involving Chinese Drywall, mold and dryvit. Clients having claims arising out of one of these products will benefit from Norris & St. CLAIR’s experience finding and enforcing coverage for their client’s claims from existing insurance policies, including commercial general liability, builder’s risk, homeowners and other forms of coverage.

Norris & St. Clair can also afford representation for clients with public procurement contracts including issues arising out of the Prompt Payment Act, Miller Act and Little Miller Act claims, debarment issues, bid protests and other controversies.