The Ins and Outs of Construction Litigation


Construction litigation typically involves the representation of stakeholders in a governmental, commercial, or residential construction project. Stakeholders may be anyone from owners and contractors to engineers and developers. In many instances, the plaintiff seeks monetary damages for economic loss suffered as a result of the defendant’s unlawful contact. Now, construction claims are litigated in a number of ways. Since a high percentage of construction contracts require mandatory arbitration, parties usually do whatever possible to avoid taking the case to litigation. That said, litigation may be necessary. Keep reading to learn more.

meetingConstruction litigation attorneys defend or prosecute claims for the following:

  • Professional negligence of design professionals (engineers and architects)
  • Claims for defective products (material suppliers)
  • Claims for defective workmanship (contractors and subcontractors)
  • Claims for delay (caused by the owner, the owner’s representatives, the contractor and any subcontractors)
  • Payment claims
  • The enforcement of mechanic’s liens
  • Any claims made against payment bonds issued by surety companies as a way to ensure the payment of sums due to subcontractors
  • Any claims made against performance bonds issued by surety companies to ensure completion of the work


At our Chattanooga law firm, we understand the complex and technical nature of the construction industry. After all, we’ve been helping individuals and businesses more than 60 years. It doesn’t matter if you’re a contractor, developer, engineer, architect, tenant, seller, or purchaser. You can count on us to be your advocate and work to achieve the best possible outcome. What exactly sets our construction dispute experts apart from the rest? For one thing, we have a wealth of knowledge in construction defects, financing, design, and product liability. Clients also appreciate our unmatched dispute resolution tactics. Through the years, our civil litigation attorneys have resolved countless cases that exceeded client expectations. We do everything possible to protect reputations and investments when we take on construction litigation cases.

The law firm of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss is proud to represent clients in all areas of real property and construction litigation. This includes disputes that come about following:

  • Sale of property
  • Mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens
  • Bond claims
  • Mortgages
  • Leases
  • Zoning
  • Title insurance defense and claims work
  • Quiet title actions
  • Partition lawsuits
  • Boundary line issues
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

There’s no doubt that, with construction-related matters, problems can easily arise and become costly in the blink of an eye. Maybe you’re already aware that such disputes usually entail large, high-risk damage awards. So then why would you hire any civil litigation attorney or run-of-the-mill lawyer? If you’ve been searching far and wide for a commercial litigation law firm, then look no further than Cavett, Abbott & Weiss. Maybe your case involves contract drafting and negotiation, procurement advice, bid disputes and protests, insurance coverage, or other details. Rest assured that our construction litigation team will walk you through the process and help make sense of the complexities.

Don’t risk going through construction litigation without the right representation. At Cavett, Abbott & Weiss, you can’t afford to go to court without us!®

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