Texas Construction Litigation Attorneys

Whether you’re involved in a simple home remodel or complex commercial construction, disputes can cost you time and money, rob you of the enjoyment of your property, and seriously threaten your business. Craig W. Saunders (Partner at Barlow Jones, L.L.P.) helps clients who are mired in controversy get relief and move their projects forward. I represent clients involved in all aspects of construction, including homeowners, homeowner associations, businesses, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, lenders, bond and surety companies, design professionals, and suppliers of materials. I negotiate, arbitrate, mediate and litigate cases arising from:

  • Breach of contract
  • Collections
  • Construction bond claims
  • Construction defect
  • Construction delay
  • Mechanic’s liens and materialman’s liens
  • Property, land use and zoning
  • Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA)
  • Subcontractor performance

Thorough investigation by knowledgeable professionals

Establishing fault in construction cases often requires specialized knowledge of industry practices and standards. My team includes qualified experts commonly used in construction defect cases, including general contractors, structural engineers, soil engineers, geotechnical engineers, statisticians and architects. I employ state-of-the-art diagnostics and analyses to fortify your case.

Fair and just compensation

If you have been harmed by a construction defect or a contractor or subcontractor’s failure to perform, you are entitled to ample compensation covering:

  • Actual damages, including the past and future costs of repairing and restoring your damaged property, and any contents damaged due to the defect (such as water damage caused by faulty plumbing)
  • Compensation for the loss of the use and enjoyment of your property, including inconvenience, aggravation, and discomfort
  • Compensation for appraisal fees, storage charges and cleaning costs incurred
  • Compensation for the reasonable cost of rental of similar property during periods when your property could not be used
  • Under limited circumstances, exemplary or punitive damages, intended to punish a defendant and deter particularly malicious or reckless conduct in the future
  • Interest on your damages as permitted by law
  • Attorney fees and costs if provided for in your contract or as allowed by law

The basics of mechanics lien law

There is no uniform mechanic’s lien law. Instead, the process of establishing or “perfecting” a mechanic’s lien is governed by state law. I understand the specifics of mechanic’s lien law in Texas. My substantial knowledge of state specifics such as pre-lien notice requirements, mechanics lien filing deadlines and parties who need to be notified gives you piece of mind and makes me uniquely qualified to represent you with confidence.

Mediation and arbitration services

Often parties can avoid expense and delay by mediating disputes about provisions in construction contracts. Moreover, many construction contracts have clauses that require mediation or arbitration to resolve disputes. I have experience representing parties at arbitration and mediation proceedings. I often negotiate lasting solutions that save my clients time and money and allow them to get their projects back on track.

Contact a Houston, Texas construction litigation law firm today

Every moment of delay is costing you money. To assert your rights in your construction dispute, call Craig W. Saunders (Partner at Barlow Jones, L.L.P.) at 281-488-8440 or contact me online. I help individuals and businesses resolve construction disputes.

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