Construction Law

Representative Cases
  • Collapse of 100-­foot long suspended scaffold on the John Hancock Building during facade renovation project, which failed and fell to the street below, killing three people and injuring several others. Claims against the various defendants totaled more than $100 million;
  • Thirteen ­week trial in Tallahassee, Florida involving $26 million delay and extra claims by general contractor on precast, pre­stressed concrete railroad bridge construction project;
  • Property damage and related claims totaling more than $15 million arising out of partial collapse of railroad tracks, embankment and temporary earth retention system in connection with design and construction of addition to Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility;
  • Fire in high-­rise office building at 69 West Washington in Chicago which killed 6 people and injured numerous others. Claims against the various defendants totaled more than $100 million;
  • Multi­million dollar delay claim on O’Hare Airport Expansion project;
  • Alleged improper design and construction delays on a natural gas pipeline project in California involving claims in excess of $9 million;
  • Personal injury case involving construction site accident during the construction of Soldier Field;
  • Multi­million dollar construction delay and cost overrun claim by general contractor on University of Minnesota construction project;
  • Claims in excess of $5 million arising out of the HVAC design for a biomedical research facility;
  • Several cases involving alleged design and construction defects in parking garage structures;
  • Three separate but related multi­million dollar claims arising from design and construction of hotels across the country involving the use of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS);
  • Allegedly defective design of highway construction project and temporary lane signage resulting in multiple deaths and personal injuries;
  • Design and construction of courthouse building involving claims of “Sick Building Syndrome”;
  • Personal injury case arising from design and operation of jet bridge at Midway Airport which ran over and seriously injured airport employee;
  • Claims by Housing Authority in excess of $8 million for alleged violations of federal handicap accessibility codes in the renovation of several senior residential housing facilities;
  • Large commercial building roof collapse case resulting in claims of more than $4 million;
  • Several cases involving water infiltration through exterior envelope of multi-family residential buildings and multi-story commercial buildings.