Porter Hedges LLP

Construction Department

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Porter Hedges attorneys represent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, design professionals, construction managers, lenders and owners in resolving complex construction disputes. At trial or in any form of alternative dispute resolution, our lawyers have extensive experience representing large national and multi-national corporations as well as small and mid-sized companies and individuals.

Construction projects are subject to high risk and tight profit margins, and as a result, getting the best results at the lowest cost is our prime consideration. Our litigators effectively manage both the outcome and the costs when disputes occur. We also write and negotiate the contracts to avoid disputes where possible and streamline those which our clients cannot avoid. We manage the process to ensure that the family of contracts which make up a construction project are coordinated.

We represent clients in the following types of construction disputes:

  • Bid disputes
  • Bond and lien claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Change order disputes
  • Construction defect claim
  • Cost overrun and extra work claims
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Defective plans and specifications
  • Delay, acceleration, impact, and inefficiency claims
  • Differing site conditions
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Industrial and offshore claims
  • Insurance coverage
  • Jobsite injury
  • Materials failures
  • Payment and performance issues
  • Design Professional disputes
  • Subcontractor Disputes
  • Surveying errors
  • Warranty issues
  • Wrongful termination


Hawkins, John R

McChristian, Sean M.

Peden, David

Salton, David W.

Simms, Nicholas A.

Snyder, Allison

Steely, Clay M.

Wolfshohl, Amy