Construction Litigation Attorney

Texas is recovering from our nation’s economic downturn much faster than the rest of the country, and in Austin there may never have been a true downturn. As a result of our recovery, Texas is home to many different construction projects. Every construction project involves cooperation between numerous parties. When these parties have disagreements, the result could be costly delays. Untold dollars could be at risk.

If you are a party in construction litigation, it is important to align yourself with a lawyer who will ably represent your interests. Business lawyer, John McDuff, represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, lenders and other parties to construction litigation.

Construction Disputes Resolution

Our law firm is capable of prosecuting and defend the full range of construction claims, including:

  • Construction defect or defective material claims/li>
  • Delay claims
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Contractor/subcontractor disputes
  • Payment and performance bond claims
  • Environmental issues


Construction Defects

A construction defect is a flaw in a building or structure that reduces the value of the property. Examples of common construction defects include faulty plumbing, faulty electrical systems, foundation cracks, leaky or unstable roofs, structural failure, toxic mold, and defects in landscaping or soil. Many construction defect cases are settled through negotiation and settlement, however, John McDuff prepares every case for trial, to maintain maximum leverage at the negotiating table.

Disputes Between Contractors and Subcontractors

When disputes arise between contractors and subcontractors, entire construction projects can be put on hold. Common construction disputes include work disputes, non-payment disputes, change orders, mechanic’s liens, breach of contract, work stoppage, and delay claims. John McDuff has successfully handled numerous disputes between construction contractors, subcontractors and other parties.

Mechanic Lien

In the construction industry, a mechanic’s lien is often used to resolve disputes involving non-payment of services and materials. It is a security interest in a property that gives protection to contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, re-modelers and other parties. John McDuff can handle all legal matters involving mechanic’s liens, including establishing a mechanic’s lien, stop notices, lien enforcement and removal of liens.

Construction Dispute in Austin? Contact John McDuff for Legal Counsel

I am business lawyer, John McDuff. I have more than 20 years of experience helping businesses navigate their way through potentially costly disputes. I am equally adept at resolving disputes through negotiation and litigation. Frequently, construction contracts call for the parties to resolve their issues in arbitration. When necessary, I can work to achieve your goals in this forum as well.

In every case, I will undertake a complete investigation of the facts through the discovery process, assessing your claim’s strengths and weaknesses, and always working toward a resolution that makes sense for your company. Call 512.457.1177 to schedule an appointment.

The information that you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice, and any use of this information will not create an attorney-client relationship. We invite you to contact us to get advice.