Construction Defects

A Strong Defense in Construction Matters

When businesses and their insurers are involved in lawsuits, two of the biggest concerns are controlling costs and fees, and reaching a satisfactory resolution of the lawsuit. Some businesses and their insurers want to settle quickly and maximize control of costs and fees; others want to aggressively defend and possibly try their cases for the best possible resolution. Often a balance of the two approaches is the most appropriate.

Regardless, Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP is committed to delivering the most aggressive, cost-effective legal representation possible.

Construction Defects

Developers, contractors, and subcontractors in both residential and commercial projects — and their insurers — are facing unprecedented levels of litigation. Although lawmakers have attempted to control the growth of this litigation, claims involving alleged construction defects have continued to present challenges for both contractors and their insurers. Our attorneys have a wide breadth of experience defending contractors, developers, and subcontractors against almost every type of allegation of defective construction. We have experience defending companies against multi-plaintiff and single-plaintiff suits for building defects involving:

  • Framing, rough and finish carpentry
  • Drywall
  • Roofing
  • Architectural sheet metal
  • Underground utilities, including storm, sewer and water systems
  • Concrete and asphalt paving
  • Concrete foundation and flatwork
  • Curb and gutter
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Landscaping
  • Rough and finish grading
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Windows and doors
  • Stucco and lathing
  • Materials suppliers
  • Waterproofing
  • Tiling
  • Painting