Yesterday, I had the pleasure of invading the great AEC Quality Magazine (published by my pal Brian Hill (@blhill and @aecquality)) with some “musings” (some would say of the “windmill tilting” variety) about a construction lawyer’s role in the construction world and asking the question: “Should Construction Lawyers Wish for Litigation?” You may be able to guess what my answer to the question.
Here’s a taste:
Color me biased toward mediation/negotiated solutions, but I truly believe that construction attorneys should be wishing for repeat customers. We should be telling our clients to mediate instead of spending years in litigation. We should embrace our role as necessary evils and partners with our construction clients. We should encourage our clients to consult with us to avoid problems and stay out of court (knowing full well that it may be impossible in certain situations).
For the rest of my thoughts, please check out the article by clicking on the link above.
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