Fullerton & Knowles Construction Law, attorneys, lawyers, law firm

Attorneys and Counselors at Law in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia
Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated AV® Preeminent™ Law Firm

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Our construction attorneys represent government entities, commercial and residential building owners, banks and other lenders, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and suppliers in construction defect claims in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, suing to recover for damages or defending against claims alleging defects in construction projects.

We handle a broad range of all types of construction defect disputes, including:

  • Negligent site investigation
  • Defective designs or plans
  • Building code or housing code violations
  • Express warranty and implied warranty claims
  • Sub-standard workmanship and contractor negligence
  • Violation of industry standards
  • Water leakage or damage
  • Defective roofing, flashing or window installation
  • Electrical and mechanical defects
  • Failure to follow plans and specifications
  • Product and material defects and failures
  • Manufacturing defects in buildings components
  • Physical damage to buildings
  • Structural damage or errors
  • Lateral or sub- adjacent support claims
  • Loss of use damages
  • Economic Loss Rule
  • Fraud and misrepresentation claims
  • Insurance claims and coverage issues
  • Contractor licensing issues
  • Restitution or repayment of amounts paid to unlicensed contractors
  • Suspended or revoked contractor’s license

If you are an owner of property or a contractor or subcontractor and you are involved in a dispute over defects in a newly constructed building or structure, you want an experienced construction defect attorney to protect your interests. You want attorneys with the experience to protect your rights in any legal proceeding, who have successfully helped others in similar situations for many years.

Fullerton & Knowles, P.C. construction lawyers offer over 30 years of experience to clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, handling a wide range of construction defect claims involving both defective new construction, defects in remodeling work, defective designs, defects in plans, engineering defects, etc. We assist clients regularly throughout Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and frequently in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Henrico, Chesterfield, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and Chesapeake in Virginia; Montgomery County, Prince George County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Frederick, Howard County, the City of Baltimore and the County of Baltimore in Maryland.

Multi-party lawsuits are common in this type of practice. They require a high degree of organization, cost-effective document management, and resources to staff and effectively represent our clients. We have a select, qualified group of experts with whom we work closely.

The complex contractual relationships of the parties often calls for analysis of insurance coverage, additional insured requirements and endorsements, the economic loss rule, as well as construction contract language. We often participate in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and settlement negotiations in those cases where appropriate. No matter the client, we are always focused on an end result that will most appropriately position our clients for a successful and cost-effective resolution.

Your purchase or construction contract may require you attempt to resolve disputes through mediation or arbitration or other processes before going to court. If your construction or real estate contract or purchase agreement calls for mediation or arbitration, you often must first attempt to resolve your disputes using those Alternative Dispute Resolution methods. Fullerton & Knowles, P.C. litigation attorneys offer clients experience in both mediation and arbitration matters, having served as an arbitrator and counsel for parties in many construction matters both in court and in mediation, arbitration and other claims processes.


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