Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall's Construction Litigation Group provides a broad range of legal services and counsels clients at every stage of the construction process, from advice in contract negotiation and drafting, to the resolution of claims. The firm represents developers, general contractors, architects, engineers, construction managers, subcontractors, municipalities, construction product manufacturers and suppliers. The Construction Group attorneys have over 30 years of experience in representing clients in complex cases involving condominiums, single family homes, high-rise urban towers, office buildings and other large scale commercial developments. WFBM's attorneys have extensive knowledge of technical design and construction issues involving every aspect of the construction process, including roofing, concrete, asphalt, stucco, windows, soils, waterproofing, dewatering, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and mold-related claims.
With extensive expertise in handling construction claims, our attorneys use their knowledge of pertinent laws and industry practices to effectively and efficiently tackle issues involving purchase agreements, warranty and guarantees, surety, indemnity, change orders, delay damages, licensing, alter ego, bonding, easements, mechanics liens and employment and independent contractor issues - all for the protection of our clients and achievement of their objectives.
WFBM's attorneys practice before all Federal and California trial and appellate courts and are experienced with binding contractual arbitration. Our attorneys also have extensive negotiations training and experience, and proactively engage in alternative dispute resolution. WFBM's experience in construction litigation has resulted in obtaining dismissals, successful rulings on motions for summary adjudications, defense verdicts at trial and thousands of very favorable settlements.
The firm's attorneys are engaged and active in construction industry associations and present as speakers on topics relevant to the industry to private and insurance clients. We also deal with a vast scope of related matters, including:
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FORMATION AND NEGOTIATION FOR
PROFESSIONALS, OWNERS, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, SUB-
CONTRACTORS AND MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH
CONTRACTOR LICENSING ISSUES
EMINENT DOMAIN AND INVERSE CONDEMNATION
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AND ENGINEERING LIABILITY
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LITIGATION