From initial design through project completion, disputes and legal challenges often go hand in hand with the construction process.

Whether addressing construction defects, cost overruns, construction delays, safety issues, property damage, personal injury claims, insurance or indemnity issues, overcoming the challenges requires guidance from skilled construction attorneys.

Segal McCambridge construction attorneys bring innovative strategic guidance and extensive trial experience to all types of construction disputes.

What We Do

Representing both private and public clients, we serve as regional and national coordinating counsel, effectively resolving disputes through litigation, arbitration and negotiated settlement.

We have successfully resolved disputes involving:

  • Building defect claims
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Construction site accidents
  • Cost overruns
  • Defective products and workmanship
  • Delays
  • Negligence claims
  • Mechanics lien claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Property damage complaints
  • Workers’ compensation

We also aggressively work to identify all available risk transfer options, as well as advise and represent clients in OSHA investigations and defend them against building code violation allegations.

Who We Serve

  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Construction companies
  • Developers
  • Distributors
  • Employers
  • Engineers
  • Insurers
  • Property owners
  • Subcontractors

How We Do It

Our attorneys closely listen to each client to determine the best course of action based on their specific goals and the risks involved. When litigation is the most appropriate strategy, we employ the latest technologies, efficiently managing complex, document-intensive cases and handling trials at all levels, as well as necessary appeals through final resolution.

Recognizing that litigation is both disruptive and costly, we proactively work with our clients on risk management strategies including:

  • Offering manager and employee on-site safety and risk avoidance seminars
  • Evaluating safety programs and handbooks
  • Identifying potential areas of liability
  • Advising on contract terms and associated risk-transfer clauses
  • Devising solutions to minimize liability exposure


Michael F. Barzyk

Shareholder Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mauricio Chavez

Of Counsel Austin, TX

Agnieszka N. Chiapperini

Associate Fort Lauderdale, FL

Timothy C. Connor

Of Counsel Philadelphia, PA

Dinesh U. Dadlani

Shareholder Jersey City, NJ

Mari Bryn Dowdy

Senior Associate Austin, TX

Jill M. Felkins

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Christian H. Gannon

Shareholder New York, NY

Nicholas Gisonda

Senior Associate New York, NY

Ilana S. Hanau

Shareholder New York, NY

David M. Hernandez

Shareholder Houston, TX

Nathan R. Horne

Shareholder Austin, TX

Lee J. Hurwitz

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Mandy Kolodkin

Senior Associate Indianapolis, IN

Michael R. Luchsinger

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Jeffrey M. Marchese

Senior Associate New York, NY

Douglas M. McIntosh

Shareholder Fort Lauderdale, FL

Joel A. Merchant

Associate New York, NY

Joseph B. Moore III

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Mitchell P. Morinec

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Paul D. Motz

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Christina M. Putman

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Michael B. Raye

Of Counsel Houston, TX

Kerry Lynn Rhoads

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Nicholas E. Richardson

Senior Associate Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ronald A. Rosa

Of Counsel Jersey City, NJ

Steven R. Rosenblatt

Shareholder New York, NY

Donald Segal

Of Counsel Chicago, IL

Heather A. Snider-Levinsky

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Roman E. Solowski

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Stephanie L. Strycharz

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Laura A. Tull

Of Counsel Philadelphia, PA

Antigone Tzakis

Senior Associate New York, NY

Robert G. Wall

Shareholder Austin, TX

Justin R. Waytowich

Senior Associate New York, NY

Mark Willingham

Of Counsel Houston, TX

David J. Yates

Shareholder Detroit, MI