Construction Attorneys by State

 Alabama
– coming soon
Arizona

Nick Campbell, Esquire – Owner: BUILDERS LAW GROUP, Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (818) 381-5716
Email: nick@builderslawgroup.com

Nick Campbell, a former partner in a Southern California construction law firm, opened his own practice in 2010 and continues to represent builders, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. His legal practice focuses on construction issues, including private works, public projects, federal Miller Act claims, construction claims, claim valuation, arbitration, litigation and mechanics’ liens, contract review and drafting, as well as licensing issues. He has extensive litigation experience in cases involving single homes, public projects and 4,000-plus tract homes. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from USCD in 1992 and earned his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1996. He frequently lectures at seminars for contractors on construction collections and licensing issues throughout Southern California. Nick is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona.

California

Nick Campbell, Esquire – Owner: BUILDERS LAW GROUP, Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (818) 381-5716
Email: nick@builderslawgroup.com

Nick Campbell, a former partner in a Southern California construction law firm, opened his own practice in 2010 and continues to represent builders, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. His legal practice focuses on construction issues, including private works, public projects, federal Miller Act claims, construction claims, claim valuation, arbitration, litigation and mechanics’ liens, contract review and drafting, as well as licensing issues. He has extensive litigation experience in cases involving single homes, public projects and 4,000-plus tract homes. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from USCD in 1992 and earned his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1996. He frequently lectures at seminars for contractors on construction collections and licensing issues throughout Southern California. Nick is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona.

Karyne T. Ghantous – Owner: GHANTOUS LAW CORPORATION, San Ramon, CA
Phone: (925) 242-2431
Email: kghantous@glawcorp.com

Karyne T. Ghantous is the owner of Ghantous Law Corporation, a 100% woman owned law firm located in San Ramon, CA. Ms. Ghantous is a 1994 graduate of UCLA, a 1997 graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law, and is a Best’s Recommended Insurance attorney with close to 20 years of litigation and insurance defense experience. Ms. Ghantous has successfully negotiated the resolution of, and tried, cases in State and Federal court in Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Sacramento County, Solano County, Marin County, Monterey County and other jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area. Prior to establishing Ghantous Law Corporation in 2009, she commenced her career at two large sized insurance defense firms leading several trial teams in multi-party complex litigation where she personally managed all aspects of significant insurance and indemnity matters for her clients through and after trial. Ghantous Law Corporation currently represents businesses, property owners, and HOAs in general liability, civil, commercial, insurance, contract, indemnity, construction, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, mold, toxic tort, housing, landlord-tenant, property liability, FEHA, ADA access, California Disabled Persons Act and Unruh Civil Rights Act litigation.

William L. Porter – President: PORTER LAW GROUP, INC., Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 381-7868
Email: bporter@porterlaw.com

Bill’s practice is primarily focused on issues within the construction industry, including private, state and federal construction claims. His practice also encompasses more than 16 years experience in all facets of labor and employment law.His areas of expertise include construction defects,construction collections, mechanics’ liens, stop notices, bond claims, prompt payment remedies, construction contracts, competitive bidding and construction-related labor and employment matters. Bill currently serves as regional legal counsel to the American Subcontractors Association of California. He is on the ASA California Government Relations Committee.

New York
Lawrence A. Kushnick, Esquire – Kushnick | Pallaci PLLC, Melville, NY
Phone: (888) 587-4529

Website: www.NYconstructionlaw.com

Kushnick Pallaci PLLC, provides legal services and representation to clients throughout the State of New York in construction law, business partnership disputes, insurance coverage and real estate litigation.

We understand that in the construction industry time is money and that quick advice and guidance from attorneys knowledgeable in the construction field can be vital to a project’s success. Without warning, contracts, lien waivers, mechanic’s liens, insurance issues, DOB, ECB and OSHA violations and a myriad of other legal issues can quickly derail your project. Every day the attorneys at Kushnick Pallaci PLLC guide clients through the construction mine field and use their experience and knowledge to develop a practical effective approach to each problem.

Nevada
Philip L. Kreitlein – Esquire: KREITLEIN & WALKER, LTD., Reno, NV
Phone: 1-888-KUSHLAW (587-4529)
Philip’s practice is concentrated in the representation of general and subcontractors, material suppliers, realestate developers, home owner associations and commercial businesses in virtually every aspect of their business,including contract formation, employee-employer relations,labor union issues, and debt collection in both residential and commercial settings. His litigation practice focuses primarily on construction litigation, construction defects,mechanic’s lien actions, Federal and State Miller Act claims and real estate disputes. Phillip’s practice extends to the four corners of Nevada, including Clark County,Washoe County, Elko County, Douglas County, Carson City and surrounding areas. He frequently appears before the Nevada State Contractors Board.
Oregon – coming soon
Texas

John Creighton III – Partner: ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER, L.L.P., Austin, TX
Phone: (512) 457-8797
Email: obt@obt.com

Orgain, Bell & Tucker built its reputation on the professional quality of its lawyers and effective representation of its clients. The particular experience and success of OB&T in business litigation, medical and legal malpractice, utility law, securities law, labor law and insurance defense are known throughout Texas. Sixteen of its twenty partners are certified as specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, some in two or more fields.

John Creighton has a general business practice with emphasis on corporate and municipal financing, securities law, professional corporations and asset protection, probate and estate planning, and pension and deferred compensation plans. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Arkansas in 1969. John graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

John Johnson – Partner: ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER, L.L.P., Beaumont, TX
Phone: (409) 838-6412
Email: obt@obt.com

Orgain, Bell & Tucker built its reputation on the professional quality of its lawyers and effective representation of its clients. The particular experience and success of OB&T in business litigation, medical and legal malpractice, utility law, securities law, labor law and insurance defense are known throughout Texas. Sixteen of its twenty partners are certified as specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, some in two or more fields.

John Johnson has a commercial practice with emphasis on real estate law, corporate law, taxation, construction law and litigation. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1981. Following graduation from LSU, John practiced as an accountant and became a Certified Public Accountant. John graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1988 and the Louisiana Bar in 1990. He is board certified in the fields of Residential Real Estate Law and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Stephen D. Harrison – Partner: HARRISON & STECK, P.C., Fort Worth, TX
Phone: (817) 348-0400
Email:firm@harrisonsteck.com

The law firm brings over 70 years of combined legal experience to the construction community. We represent contractors, design professionals and owners in construction and government contract disputes. Our firm serves as counsel for the leading construction association in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Our firm also provides counsel to many of the leading architectural and engineering firms in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.

Stephen D. Harrison has been practicing law in Tarrant County since 1982. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law (with honors) in 1982, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review and Phi Delta Phi legal honor fraternity. For his service to the construction industry, he received the Service/ Integrity/ Responsibility Award in 1990 from the Associated General Contractors of America, Fort Worth Chapter. Mr. Harrison earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1974 from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was a member of Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor fraternities. He has been a licensed professional engineer since 1977. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Harrison was a practicing engineer and a principal shareholder of a leading local consulting engineering firm. He was also a project manager for a major national consulting engineering firm. Mr. Harrison is a member of the Construction Law Section of the Texas Bar Association, and the Associated General Contractors. Mr. Harrison was a past director of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Fort Worth Chapter. He is certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Utah

Douglas E. Griffith – Partner: KESLER & RUST, Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: (801) 532-8000
Email: dgriffith@keslerrust.com

Douglas Griffith joined KESLER & RUST in 1986. From1983 to 1986 Mr. Griffith was an enforcement and trialattorney for the United States Securities & ExchangeCommission. His fields of practice and experience includeconstruction, contracts, litigation, mechanics liens,performance and payment bond actions, and securitieslaw including the areas of litigation, broker/dealerrepresentation, and securities fraud actions. Mr. Griffithis also active in commercial law, primarily the areasof construction, contracts, litigation, mechanics liensand performance and payment bond actions. Mr. Griffithalso has experience in aviation and aircraft accidentclaims and personal injury actions. Mr. Griffith isadmitted to practice in all federal and state courtsin Utah and is a member of the Securities Section andthe Construction Section of the Utah State Bar.

Brian J. Babcock – Shareholder: BABCOCK SCOTT & BABCOCK, P.C., Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: (801) 531-7000
Email:brian@babcockscott.com

Brian Babcock is a shareholder in the Salt Lake City law firm of Babcock Scott & Babcock. His practice is concentrated on both commercial and residential construction, contract disputes, environmental concerns, collections and real estate matters. He has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, fabricators, and suppliers in the Intermountain West. Brian has been involved with construction for most of his life. He worked with his father’s construction company and later received his undergraduate degree in Construction Management. Mr. Babcock received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from the Brigham Young University. He received his Juris Doctor degree, graduating from the J. Reuben Clark Law School of the Brigham Young University with a focus on the construction industry, more specifically contracts, construction law, real estate, environmental law, hazardous materials, fidelity and surety law. Brian is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Utah, United States District Court for Utah, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders & Contractors of Utah, American Concrete Institute, American Concrete Paving Association, Utah Floor Covering Association, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, and the Utah Nursery & Landscape
Association.

Washington

Daniel D. Pharris – Partner: LASHER, HOLZAPFEL, SPERRY & EBBERSON, Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 654-2408
Email: pharris@lasher.com

Dan has practiced in creditors rights and bankruptcyfor the last 23 years including complex litigation involvingmechanics and materialmens liens, construction, foreclosures,attachment, and bankruptcy. He is the chair of the firmsCreditors Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group. Danis a member of the Washington State Bar Creditor-DebtorSection, the King County Bar Association BankruptcySection, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He isa frequent speaker for Bar Associations, and other professionaland trade organizations including the National Associationof Credit Management (NACM).

Kerry C. Lawrence – CEO: LAWRENCE & FINKELSTEIN, P.L.L.C., Bellevue, WA
Phone: (425) 455-2332
Email:kerryclaw@aol.com

Kerry’s practice is limited to construction issues, including construction claims, claim valuation, arbitration, litigation and mechanic’s liens. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in 1970 and went on to earn his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1978. He has co-authored the book Construction Liens In Washington with Jeffrey Smyth. Kerry is also a guest speaker for the University of Washington Department of Architecture graduate and undergraduate level classes: “Law for Architects and Engineers.” He is a frequent speaker for professional and trade associations on the topic of Washington Mechanic’s Liens,including the National Association of Credit Management (NACM). Kerry has also co-authored the Washington Construction Lien Act, and is a member of the Construction Law Section of Washington
State and American Bar Associations.