Our experience in construction defect litigation enables us to provide our clients with effective and cost-efficient representation in both direct defense and insurance coverage matters arising from construction-based disputes. These claims include design and construction issues pertaining to everything from the structural design to the architectural features, from the soils through the foundations to the walls, windows, mechanical and electrical systems and the roofs. These claims also include defects asserted as to materials used in the construction process such as concrete, windows, waterproof coatings and other building components, as well as associated claims of water intrusion and toxic mold.
Christie & Young attorneys have handled major commercial construction defect disputes on behalf of general contractors, developers and subcontractors. Our attorneys understand how to prepare and present construction experts and we are skilled at navigating through lengthy multi-party construction defect mediations in order to bring rapid and positive results for our clients. As trial lawyers, we approach every case with the knowledge that it may be in the courtroom someday. We believe this approach provides our clients the leverage necessary to favorably resolve claims in any setting.
Because of our firm’s strong roots in the environmental and toxic tort insurance coverage areas, insurance clients have turned to us for assistance as issues arise and evolve in the specialized area of construction defect insurance coverage law. We understand the challenges now presented by complex construction defect coverage issues, and the emerging, and often divergent, case law developing in states across the country. Our experience with construction defect cases also uniquely qualifies us to defend all manner of worksite injury claims.