Jones Waldo

Litigation: General Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Maintains a respected litigation practice. Areas of expertise include construction, employment, franchising, insurance and bankruptcy litigation. Also noted for its strength in areas such as water rights disputes. Experience includes representing clients in contentious contractual proceedings, involving claims of professional negligence.

Strengths One client states: "They excel in being available and responsive, providing good recommendations and solutions to issues."

Another source commends the team's "conscientious, hard-working, effective advocates."

Work highlights Represented Curtis Miner Architecture in a dispute arising from allegations of property defects, filed over six years after the project in question had been completed. Secured the initial dismissal of the case under the builders' statute of repose, and subsequent appellate confirmation of this verdict.

Notable practitioners

Craig Mariger is an expert civil litigator who regularly advises on disputes arising from the construction industry. His experience includes negligence claims and contract disputes resolved through by ADR and courtroom proceedings.

Jeffrey Shields is highlighted by clients for his "very knowledgeable" approach to complex disputes. He is a fine choice of counsel for bankruptcy proceedings, which form part of his longstanding commercial litigation practice.

Timothy Houpt is highlighted for his expert handling of both civil trials and mediations. His broad commercial litigation practice draws on wider experience in insurance disputes, including those arising in the healthcare industry.