Construction Litigation

Dilworth Paxson construction litigators recognize how time-consuming and expensive litigation can be for clients. We therefore work to resolve disputes efficiently to achieve a client’s goals. In both the courtroom and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, our lawyers have represented owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in a diverse range of settings, including:

  • Represented general contractors and prime contractors in claims for extra costs, including change orders, delay, and inefficiency against both public and private owners
  • Represented subcontractors in payment disputes
  • Prosecuted mechanic’s lien claims on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers and defended mechanic’s lien claims on behalf of property owners
  • Represented public owners and contractors in bid disputes and bid protests
  • Defended contractors, subcontractors and home builders in construction defect claims, including community-wide construction defect claims
  • Represented owners in construction defect and design defect claims against contractors and design professionals
  • Recovered against design professionals for design defect and negligent misrepresentation claims on behalf of owners and contractors
  • Represented owners and payment bond beneficiaries on claims against performance and payment (“Labor and Materials”) bond sureties
  • Represented contractors in defending against bond claims
  • Represented contractors on termination for convenience claims
  • Represented owners, contractors and subcontractors on termination claims
  • Represented residential owners and developers in New Jersey on “New Home Warranty” claims
  • Represented Homeowner Associations and multiple homeowner groups as well as homeowner class actions against developers, design professionals and trade contractors on construction and design defect claims
  • Represented owners in prosecuting consumer fraud claims against contractors and represented contractors in defending consumer fraud claims brought by owners
  • Represented the New Jersey School Development Association on claims associated with school construction
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