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Law School:
Emory University School of Law 1976

B.A. George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1971

Practice Areas:
Construction Law

Admitted to Practice: GA 1976; DC 1980

Assistant: Celeste S. Costello

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2013; Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA


  • “Are You Covered?,” (Your CGL policy may or may not cover breach of contract claims), Professional Roofing, January 2009

  • “ConsensusDocs 750 is a different version of an earlier AGC subcontractor form,” Professional Roofing, Professional Roofing, April 2008

  • “AIA Issues New Standard Construction Contracts, Determining Damages,” Professional Roofing, December 2007

  • “State immigration laws increase employer liability,” Professional Roofing, August 2007

  • “It’s important to understand the effects of naming additional insureds,” Professional Roofing, April 2007

  • “H-2B Visas may be an option for Contractors in need of employees,” Professional Roofing, December 2006

  • “Electronic verification of employees is likely to be required as the immigration debate intensifies,” Professional Roofing, June 2006

  • “Dispute Resolution Depends On The Way Courts Interpret Contracts,” Professional Roofing, February 2006

  • "More States Have Enacted Construction-Defect Statutes That Can Benefit You,” Professional Roofing, October 2005

  • “When You Submit Payment Requests, Release Language Becomes Crucial,” Professional Roofing, June 2005

  • “Handling Volatile Material Pricing,” Professional Roofing, February 2005

  • “Are Liquidated Damages Enforceable?,” Professional Roofing, October 2004

  • “Contract Discrepancies,” Professional Roofing, June 2004

  • “Precedents and Contract Provisions,” Professional Roofing, February 2004

  • “Building Codes and Contractor Liability,” Professional Roofing, October 2003

  • “Spotlight on Spearin,” Professional Roofing, June 2003

  • “Understanding Payment Provisions,” Professional Roofing, February 2003

  • “Bid Protests,” Professional Roofing, December 2002

  • “Responsibility and Responsiveness,” Professional Roofing, October 2002

  • “The Mold issue can be overwhelming– unless you understand its complexities,” Professional Roofing, September 2002

  • “Indemnification case studies,” Professional Roofing, April 2002

  • “Scrutinizing indemnification clauses,” Professional Roofing, February 2002

  • “When are you liable for Delay Damages?,” Professional Roofing, October 2001

  • “Can a statute be stopped?” Professional Roofing, June 2001

  • “The problem with pollution exclusions,” Professional Roofing, February 2001

  • “How to Combat Proprietary Specifications,” Professional Roofing, June 2000

  • “Naming Other Parties As Additional Insureds,” Professional Roofing, April 2000

  • “Avoiding Problems With Defective Materials,” Professional Roofing, June 1999

  • “Making Sense of AGC Provisions,” Professional Roofing, March 1999

  • “Knowing the Limitations: When a Contractor Is Responsible,” Professional Roofing, September 1998

  • “Roll-ups: Changes in Legal Ownership and Management Structure,” Professional Roofing, September 1998

  • “Knowing Where Responsibilities Lie: Roofing Contractors Need to Become Familiar With Changes to AIA Construction Contract Documents,” Professional Roofing, February 1998

  • “Residential Roofing Warranties: Limiting the Liability,” Professional Roofing, September 1997

  • "Sticks and Bricks: Roofing Construction Technology for Lawyers," ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, November 1995

  • "Contractors Rights Versus OSHA Authority When OSHA Wants To Inspect Your Jobsite," Benchmark, March 1995

  • "OSHA's New Fall Protection Standard," Professional Roofing, March 1995

  • "Contractors Pull Together to Construct Contractor Forms," Professional Roofing, October 1994

  • "Liabilities of Parties Engaged in Re-Roofing Construction Projects," U.S. Department of Energy/Oak Ridge National Research Laboratory, August 1994

  • "Contractor's Failure to Inquire Upon Recognizing Ambiguity in Specifications Precludes Recovery of Extra Costs," National Roofing Legal Resource Center, The Benchmark, January 1994

  • "The Facts on Roofing Warranties," Engineers Digest, February 1993

  • "Watch Out for Pitfalls in Applicator Agreements," Professional Roofing, July 1990

  • "Legal and Insurance Considerations Pertaining to Contractors' Handling of Asbestos;" paper delivered as part of Asbestos Roofing Course, Georgia Tech Research Institute, August 1987

  • Asbestos Supervisory Course, Georgia Tech Research Institute, June 1988

  • "Juries Award Substantial Damages in Roofing Cases," National Roofing Legal Resource Center News, February 1984

  • "The Pre-Job Roofing Conference," RSI Magazine, February 1982

  • "Legal Consequences of Licensed Applicator Agreements Between Single Ply Manufacturers and Roofing Contractors," 1981

  • "Statute of Limitations A Key Issue In Outcome Of Roofing Lawsuits," National Roofing Legal Resource Center News, November 1980

  • "Concentration of Ownership of the Mass Media: An Examination of New FCC Rules On Cross Ownership of Co-Co-Located Newspapers and Broadcast Stations," 24 Emory Law Journal 1121, 1975