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Construction Attorney

Construction Attorney job overview

Construction attorneys provide legal services and counsel on all areas of construction law to construction companies, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, developers, and individuals. They use their knowledge of the construction industry to resolve and represent their clients in disputes at all stages of construction projects. They modify and create construction and government contracts and contractor agreements to protect their client from potential liability and payment issues. They research and thoroughly analyze the ideal course of action, and provide legal advice to their clients based on their situational needs. They prepare legal documents, such as motions, pleadings, and briefs, and try to prevent the need for litigation and arbitration through dispute resolutions for construction claims. When not in court or on construction sites, construction attorneys work full-time in an office environment. They may work with construction companies, law firms, municipalities, or developers.

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Construction Attorney job summary

We are looking for an experienced construction attorney to join our established team of legal professionals. The ideal candidate should have 3 years of construction industry legal experience and a proven track record of favorable dispute resolution and litigation experiences. Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills are needed as you will work closely with your clients to provide them world-class legal representation. If this sounds like you, we’d love to connect. Please apply today.


Ashburn, VA
Construction Attorney responsibilities
  • Review, modify, and create construction contracts, government contracts, and contractor agreements that protect from potential general liability and payment protection issues
  • Provide legal counsel to clients by analyzing their situation, defining their needs, and determining a proper strategy and course of action
  • Prepare legal documents, such as correspondence, motions, pleadings, briefs, and claims on behalf of the client
  • Resolve construction claims and disputes regarding contracts, construction defects, torts, payments, bond claims, and liens to avoid litigation and arbitration where possible
  • Mediate, negotiate, arbitrate, litigate, and argue motions on behalf of clients during legal proceedings in court
  • Supervise tasks assigned to administrative staff and paralegals and work with clerks to set up client billing, meetings, and wrap up of case projects
Construction Attorney qualifications
  • Completion of an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree is required
  • Must be an active member of the ABA/local bar association
  • 3 years of litigation experience and dispute resolution as a defense attorney or general counsel is desired
  • Specialty in construction law is strongly preferred but not required
  • Current knowledge of the construction industry including labor law, contracts, processes, methods, building codes, and safety regulations is required
  • Ability to handle heavy caseload with little supervision
  • Strong writing skills, decision-making, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and communication skills are necessary
Construction Attorney compensation

$95,811 (National Average)

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