If a builder builds a house for someone, even though he has not completed it, if the walls seem toppling, the builder must make the walls solid from his own means.

-- Code of Hammurabi, 1780 B.C. -- The earliest recorded "Building Code", carved on an 8 foot stone slab, is preserved in the Louvre, Paris.

Construction litigation covers a wide variety of claims pertaining to the design, building products, and workmanship used in the construction or renovation of buildings or permanent structures. The applicable codes and standards, legal theories and science involved are often complex and construction experts usually play a key role in the successful handling of these matters. Our construction litigation practice includes representing owners (residential and commercial properties), developers, contractors and construction professionals. We routinely handle construction litigation involving a wide variety of building system, component, material and design failures that result in financial damages, damages to property, personal injury or loss of enjoyment and use. Material failures include roofing products, windows, EIFS (exterior insuluation finishing systems a/k/a synthetic stucco) and a variety of other materials commonly used in construction. Our construction litigation practice also includes construction-related statutory claims, delay claims, air and sound quality claims, abatement claims, toxic mold and other contamination claims, insurance coverage disputes involving damage to property, mechanics liens disputes, breach of contract and warranty claims, fraud claims and suits for injunctive relief when money damages are inadequate.