Since its formation, Starnes Davis Florie has been heavily engaged in litigation of construction disputes. The firm’s Construction Litigation group currently consists of ten attorneys actively engaged in the defense and prosecution of construction claims throughout Alabama. The group’s attorneys have participated as lead counsel in a number of landmark trials which have resulted in outright victory for their clients, including trials of claims involving the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment facility on the Gulf Coast, and a complex delay and interference claim in which the client recovered a substantial award from a North Alabama utility.
The group’s success in trial, together with the firm’s reputation as one of the leading litigation firms in the Southeast, enhances its ability to obtain cost-effective settlements and thereby avoid the expense of trial or arbitration. The philosophy is “bottom-line oriented,” and Starnes Davis Florie encourages an early and realistic assessment of the risks and rewards inherent in litigation and the desirability of an early resolution of construction disputes.
The group focuses on the defense of architects and engineers. The firm’s Construction Litigation group has extensive experience representing clients in mediation, arbitration, and in disputes before the Alabama Building Commission and other professional licensing boards, as well as all state and federal courts throughout the state.