Construction Litigation

Memphis Construction Litigation Attorneys

Law Firm For Contract Disputes, Mechanics’ Liens, and Negligence Claims in Shelby County

Construction projects often involve the exchange of significant sums of money for substantial work, and property owners and contractors both have important responsibilities to ensure that the transactions proceed smoothly and without issue. When one or both parties fail to fulfill these responsibilities, a legal dispute may arise that must be resolved through litigation.

The issues involved in a construction dispute can be complicated, and at Douglass & Runger, Attorneys at Law, we have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate them. We represent both contractors and property owners to help you ensure that you receive the compensation you are owed or the quality of work that you paid for.

Legal Representation for Contractors in Memphis

General contractors and subcontractors who devote their time, energy, and resources to completing quality work deserve strong representation when they encounter an issue or dispute that requires legal assistance. We represent contractors in cases involving:

  • Payment collection: If you have performed work or provided materials for a home or property owner who has failed to pay for your services, we can help you take the necessary steps to collect payment through the enforcement of a mechanics’ or materialmen’s lien, including serving the owner with a Notice of Nonpayment and a Notice of Lien, and filing a complaint in court within the appropriate statute of limitations.
  • Contract disputes: For contract disputes other than those involving payment, we can represent you in breach of contract litigation whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, including in cases in which a property owner alleges that your work does not meet the agreed-upon standards.
  • Defense against claims of negligence, fraud, misrepresentation: We provide defense for contractors and subcontractors who are facing claims of negligence related to a personal injury on the property at which you performed work. We can also represent you in cases in which a property owner alleges that you misrepresented the quality or nature of your services performed.

Legal Representation for Shelby County Property Owners

We also represent homeowners and real estate investors in litigation with contractors if there is an issue with the work performed on your property. Homeowners can be taken advantage of by fraudulent or substandard contractors who overcharge or underperform, and if this happens to you, you need an attorney who can stand up for your interests and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. An attorney can be especially important when you, a family member, or a visitor has suffered a personal injury due to poor construction work, as these cases require you to establish the negligence of the contractor who performed the work in order to hold them liable for your medical expenses and other damages.

Real estate investors can encounter similar issues on a larger scale, as they may be dealing with multiple properties involving a wide variety of contractors. As the Memphis real estate market continues to thrive, untrustworthy contractors may seek to take advantage of out-of-state investors, so you need an attorney who can help you with contract negotiation and review to ensure your interests are protected, and to litigate on your behalf if a contractor is in breach of contract, or if you are facing a negligence claim involving a problem for which the contractor is truly responsible.

Contact a Shelby County Construction Litigation Lawyer

In a construction litigation case, you can rely on our team to thoroughly investigate the situation, attend to all necessary details throughout the legal process, and represent you to the absolute best of our ability to protect you from unsubstantiated claims or ensure a fair outcome that secures your personal and financial interests. When you contact us for a free phone consultation at 901-388-5805, we can guide you in the right direction and start formulating a strategy that gives you the best chance of success. We serve contractors and property owners in Memphis, Bartlett, Germantown, Lakeland, Collierville, Arlington, Millington, and throughout Shelby County and the surrounding areas.