Fishman Haygood's team of construction lawyers has real experience running complex construction litigation.

Our strength is that we are not only experienced trial lawyers but also are proficient with the technical and scientific analyses upon which complex construction litigation often turns. The firm’s practice covers all aspects of construction litigation, including:

  • Contract disputes
  • Bid protests
  • Defective design
  • Defective materials and equipment
  • Environmental hazards
  • E&O claims and defense
  • Insurance coverage and claims
  • Surety/bond issues

Our clients include manufacturers, owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, equipment lessors, design professionals, and insurers.

Representative Experience

  • Represents the owner/developer in litigation over the October 2019 collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel project in New Orleans.
  • Represents a subcontractor in a claim against a governmental contractor for nonpayment of work arising from FEMA related rebuilding projects in the Virgin Islands.
  • Represented an international manufacturer of building products in multi-district litigation and in state court product liability cases throughout the Gulf South. Tried several bellwether cases and settled thousands of property damage claims. In Re Chinese Drywall MDL (MDL 09-MD-2047).
  • Represented a building products manufacturer in litigation involving roofing materials on a high profile public arena.
  • Represented a publicly traded company in a lawsuit against an architecture firm for design flaws in its headquarters.
  • Represented a general contractor in products liability claims against the manufacturers of certain defective materials used in the construction of a luxury apartment building. The matter settled for 89% of the contractor’s claimed damages.
  • Defended a general contractor in an arbitration against allegations of a defective renovation of a high-rise hotel brought under the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Construction Rules.
  • Routinely enforces Louisiana’s Public Bid Law on behalf of contractors via mandamus actions.