McCathern’s construction defect attorneys assume a leadership role representing both construction and construction insurance industries. Headed by Paul Grinke in Dallas and Kelli Hawley in Los Angeles, McCathern’s Construction Litigation Section has expertise in a variety of matters ranging from property defects, personal injury, business litigation, and products liability.

The firm’s commitment to representing contractors and insurance carriers is highlighted by our continued involvement in industry reform efforts and construction industry trade groups. For more than two decades, our attorneys have provided our clients with a broad range of high-quality, aggressive and effective legal services. McCathern strengthened its construction litigation base through its merge with the Los Angeles-based firm previously known as Braden, Hinchcliffe & Hawley.

Our attorneys provide an organized defense strategy focusing on consistent communication and responsiveness. We currently represent the following types of construction clients in public works, commercial, and residential matters:

  •    Real estate developers
  •    General contractors
  •    Trade contractors (all specialties)
  •    Product manufacturers

We assembled a cadre of field experts well-versed in varied disciplines to assist in construction legal matters. The firm recognized the importance of controlling expert costs while effectively utilizing the client’s own expertise in the field to ensure optimum case preparation. Our expertise in construction law includes:

  • Multi-party construction defect – all trades
  • Defense and early resolution of SB 800 pre-litigation claims
  • OCIP/CCIP/wrap-up insurance defense
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Construction site injuries – fatalities and permanent disabilities
  • Job site and construction vehicle accidents
  • Monetary claims including mechanic’s liens
  • Dangerous property conditions – public entities
  • Scope of indemnity agreements and defense of related claims