Krebs Farley has extensive experience litigating construction-related disputes on behalf of clients, including developers, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, suppliers, sureties and lenders.
We have assisted clients in resolving conflicts on all types of construction projects, both public and private, including issues involving site acquisition and development, contract and subcontract disputes, defective work or design, withheld payments, claims for additional work, lien claims, delay claims and personal injury claims.
Our attorneys counsel clients through all stages of a project, with the goal of ensuring efficiency and minimizing conflict. When disputes arise, we strive to resolve the matter quickly, and often are able to reach settlement through direct negotiation, arbitration or mediation. However, when these options are not possible, we aggressively prosecute or defend our client’s rights, and have achieved an impressive track record of success in doing so in both state and federal courts.
- Krebs Farley’s founding partners selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015August 2014The Best Lawyers in America© 2015
- Chambers and Partners 2013 again ranked Krebs Farley as Band 1 for its expertise in construction and surety law2013Chambers and Partners USA
- In re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, MDL No. 2047
In this multi-district litigation, the firm successfully defended over fifty-five builders from Florida, Louisiana and Texas against claims that they used tainted Chinese drywall.
- Greaves-Walker, Inc. d/b/a Gleem Color & Design v. Perini Corp., In the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama, Case No. CV05-0379
The firm successfully defended a contractor in Alabama state court against claims involving faulty tile and waterproofing in an Alabama mental hospital. The case was favorably resolved for the firm's client on the morning of trial via a confidential settlement in mediation.
- Hitachi America, Ltd. v. Steadfast Ins. Co., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 09-08045
The firm successfully defended an insurer against an action brought in a New York federal court under two policies involving claimed damages of $300 million arising from an alleged default on a major Midwest industrial construction project.
- Jackson County Port Authority v. Jesco Constr. Corp., Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mississippi, No. CI-2000-00084(2)
The firm successfully defended a major surety in a Mississippi state court case involving a public contract with a local port authority. The matter was favorably resolved for the firm's client in a confidential mediation.
- Lambeth House, Inc. v. Liberty Restoration Group, LLC, et al. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, No. 07-608 c/w 08-4967
The firm brought a successful claim on behalf of Lambeth House, a residential and assisted living facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lambeth House obtained a sham bond on a construction project on which the contractor defaulted. Following a three day jury trial, the firm obtained a verdict for Lambeth House in the amount of $2,712,967 and, after post-trial briefing, an award of attorneys' fees and costs of $414,647.63.
- Lighthouse Condominium Association v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Md., In the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama, No. CV-2009-900403.00
The firm successfully defended a major surety against a $1.5 million claim by asserting that the claim was barred by the doctrine of res judicata. This resulted in an immediate dismissal of the claim with prejudice.
- Thos. S. Byrne, Ltd. v. Seal Craft Corp., 17th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, No. 017-233504-08
In connection with the construction of a mixed-use commercial and residential project in Fort Worth, Texas, the firm obtained a jury verdict exonerating a window manufacturer and installer and its surety following a two week jury trial in Fort Worth, Texas.
- Turner Constr. Co. v. Box or Container Automation, Inc., 2006-77786, 80th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas, No. 2006-77786
The firm obtained a judgment in favor of Turner Construction, an international construction firm, in a dispute with a surety concerning the default of a subcontractor.