Practice Areas

Construction Litigation

James, McElroy & Diehl’s experience representing the construction industry has attracted a wide array of clients, including public and private owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, developers, vendors and end-users. We understand their business and recognize their need for a focused, industry-specific approach to planning, permitting, finance, design, contracting, insurance, labor and safety. When a dispute arises, our in-depth understanding of the various participants in the construction environment provides our team members with the background to effectively resolve problems, whether it be through negotiation, arbitration, mediation or litigation.

The lead attorney in this practice group, John R. Buric, obtained his Civil Engineering Degree, with a Construction Option, from North Carolina State University. The practice group as a whole has handled complex litigation matters and tried numerous jury cases stemming from virtually all aspects of construction projects. In addition to resolving disputes in both federal and state courts, our lawyers have handled arbitration, mediation and presentations through numerous private arbitration forums, including the American Arbitration Association. Some of our firm’s members are qualified through the American Arbitration Association to serve as the arbiter of construction claims. In addition, our members have represented contractors before the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors.

James, McElroy & Diehl has recently handled cases involving:

Types of projects

  • Commercial, public and residential
  • Shopping centers/malls
  • Government and educational institutions

Types of disputes

  • Design disputes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Documentation claims
  • Scheduling delays and accelerations
  • Extra work; defective work
  • Payment and performance bond claims
  • Mechanics liens
  • Surety claims
  • Land use disputes