Our attorneys are experienced in the resolution of construction industry claims and disputes.  We represent project owners, design professionals, contractors and their sureties and insurers.  We have handled numerous matters involving construction project documentation, construction claims and construction injuries, including catastrophic losses such as the John Hancock scaffolding case and the structural failure of the new United States Post Office Building in Chicago.

For claims involving design professionals and contractors, we prefer the early involvement of expert consultants.  Through such an approach, we can narrow issues and efficiently identify potential exposure, streamlining discovery and the process of successful resolution.

Our construction attorneys have extensive experience in project development, zoning and construction contracting. We counsel clients on insurance issues, construction contracts, professional service agreements, and corporate questions. Our experience includes joint ventures, contract interference and delay damage claims, construction/design deficiency disputes, mechanics lien and surety claim matters, insurance coverage questions and bidding problems.

We regularly represent large U.S. contractors and design firms. We have represented contractors and design professionals in suits in state and federal courts in Illinois and Wisconsin, and our construction attorneys have handled cases in other states, including New York, Michigan, and Kentucky.  Our attorneys have drafted international design agreements and counseled clients regarding non-U.S. claims.  We also are experienced in arbitration and mediation.

Our practice also includes claim strategies.  During construction, we counsel our clients on recognizing and isolating factors and events which might develop into a later claim or dispute.  As counselors, we uniquely appreciate the business considerations underlying the industry's claims and disputes.

At Querrey & Harrow, we recognize that the benefits of litigation and arbitration can be diminished by the associated costs.  Consequently, our attorneys employ pragmatic and innovative approaches to attempt to resolve disputes in a cost effective, time efficient basis.