Over 50 years of experience as an attorney advocate in construction law, primarily representing general, subcontractors and specialty contractors and some owners, sureties, and design professionals. Experienced in public and private projects including industrial plants, power plants, petroleum refineries, pipelines, airports, environmental remediation, bridges, dams, highways, water treatment plants, transportation, electrical transmission, high rise buildings, hotels, office buildings, schools, hospitals, shopping centers, sports facilities, and convention facilities. Practice focused on large, complex construction cases with claims valued to $60 million.
Construction Arbitration and Mediation Experience
Representative construction arbitration cases in which he served as a neutral include: cases involving claims of less than $10,000 to over $10,000,000; cases heard as a sole arbitrator, as a member of a three arbitrator panel and as chairman of a three member panel; cases involving large engineering projects, power plants, high rise buildings, pipelines, institutional projects, residences, schools, industrial plants, highways, office buildings; new construction and renovations, restaurants, mining facilities; and other construction projects; cases administered by the AAA, by the ICDR, by the International Court of Arbitration, as well as privately administered cases; and cases involving projects located both in and outside the continental U.S.
In addition to serving as an arbitrator, has served as a mediator in construction cases for over 15 years. Representative cases include commercial and institutional buildings, power projects, electrical and mechanical work, hospitals, manufacturing plant, highway and rail projects, and environmental work.
Currently, the focus of his practice is on researching, writing, and teaching construction law as an Adjunct Professor of Construction Law and Construction Practice at the University of Nebraska College of Law and acting as a neutral arbitrator and facilitator on the analysis and settlement of construction issues rather than acting as an advocate in private disputes.