The construction industry is highly complex, and the constant introduction and revision of building codes, design techniques, and building materials and technologies makes the job of contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers all the more difficult. The relentless pressure to stay on time and on budget, coupled with sophisticated plans, specifications, contracts and solutions, expose your firm to significant risk. Any claim against your company can be costly, time consuming, and puts your bottom line at risk.
There is a solution. The team of experienced lawyers at Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC is fully capable of defending architecture, engineering, and construction firms against defect claims. We understand that effectively and efficiently handling construction defect litigation requires the ability to make technical interpretations, leverage deep industry knowledge, and understand the complicated inner workings of contracts and construction documents. Contact us today for effective and dedicated legal representation.
Construction Defect Litigation
One of the most common causes of disputes in the construction industry, the area of construction defect litigation typically involves multiple parties, and, as a result, can lead to a contentious and complicated claim. Disagreements often arise due to the various viewpoints and interests in question. Whether the claim results from a design error, product substitutions, or failure to construct per the documents, there are many potentially responsible parties in construction defect cases.
At Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC, our attorneys have extensive knowledge of design processes and construction methods. Additionally, we fully understand each role and responsibility played in the construction process, as well as the legal and contractual rights of all parties. Therefore, we leverage our industry expertise when effectively interpreting drawings and specifications, product descriptions, design decisions, delegated design responsibilities and contract documents.
How Our St. Louis Construction Litigation Law Firm Can Help
The years of experience we possess in the area of construction defects gives clients the confidence they need to mitigate risk and minimize exposure. We’ve defended firms in a variety of construction defect cases, such as:
- Waterproofing defects
- Curtain wall failures
- Mold claims
- HVAC issues
- Roofing defects
- Plumbing failures
- Electrical hazards
- Low voltage claims
- Collapsing foundations
- Structural failures
- Excavation collapse
- Accessibility claims
- And more.
Our team of experienced attorneys will partner with you, providing sound legal advice, innovative approaches, and experience-based solutions. We’re capable of navigating you through whatever type of construction defect claim you’re facing, and we can even help you avoid potential claims before they arise in a loss prevention strategy. Our lawyers are members of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and recognized by Best Lawyers in the category of Construction Law and Litigation, so you can be confident that your defense is geared toward a favorable outcome.
Seek Representation from an Experienced Construction Defect Lawyer
When you choose Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC, the premier St. Louis construction litigation law firm, your best interests will always be the top priority. Our decades of trial experience and adaptation of the latest technologies have given us the skills needed to achieve favorable results.
We were founded on the values of hard work and proficiency, and we’re held in high regard by our peers. Our attorneys hold an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and regularly write and speak to the construction industry and Bar as well as the public on our areas of expertise. We’ll use our skills, professionalism, and quality work ethic to serve your firm. Contact us today to experience the value and knowledge we’ll bring to your construction defect case.
Why Choose Us?
The quality of our work comes from years of experience, knowing what works and out-working our opponents to get the job done.
The lawyers of GOT place respect for the courts, the Bar and the legal profession as their highest obligation.
Together, the founders of GOT have tried nearly 250 jury trials to verdict. With that level of experience comes an entirely different perspective on civil litigation which few other firms can match.
Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in attorney ratings, as AV rated, their highest ranking for strong legal ability and high ethical standards, along with Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as top performers in their fields.