Continuing Education for Professionals


3rd Annual Construction Law Summit

Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel Birmingham, Alabama

December 17 2016


Construction Law Section of the Alabama State Bar

Litigation, Arbitration, and Insurance Update

The Latest in Claims, Investigation, and Trial Technology

Scheduling, Weather Impacts, and Water Intrusion Issues

Construction Industry Panel Discussion



  • Continental Breakfast

  • Welcome and Introduction

    James F. Archibald (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings)

  • Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Litigation: The Effects of Weather on Construction Claims and Contracts

    Dr. Tim Coleman (Coleman & Knupp)

  • Commercial Construction Projects: Scheduling 101

    Patricia Lindsey (BBRL Inc.)

  • Construction Litigation and Arbitration Update

    David Pugh (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings)

  • Break (15 Minutes)

  • Construction Claims Update: Risk Management, Insurance Coverage, and Indemnity Provisions

    Steven Davis (McGriff Seibels & Williams
    Laura Lynn Lester (McGriff Seibels & Williams)

  • New Technologies to Control Project and Dispute Resolution Costs

    Jon Berkoe (Synchro)
    Cheri Gatlin (Burr & Forman)
    Robert Lamb (Berkley Research Group)
    John Mastin (Smith Currie & Hancock)
    Ben Nolan, Moderator (Berkeley Research Group)

  • Lunch (Provided on-site at no extra charge)

  • Water Intrusion on Building Projects: Common Causes and Investigation Techniques

    Lee Cope (Wiss Janney Elstner)
    Michael Horst (Wiss Janney Elstner)

  • How to Animate Your Construction Trial: Using 4D Technology to “Build It” in the Courtroom

    Lister Hubbard (Capell & Howard)
    Jon David Pearson (Pearson Management Group)

  • Break

  • Construction Industry Panel Discussion: Techniques for Successfully Teaming With Outside Counsel

    Brandi Harper (Wiregrass Construction)
    William Lalor (B. L. Harbert International)
    Thomas Nettles, IV (McAbee Consruction)
    Roger Guilian, Sr., Moderator (Volkert Inc.)

  • Ethics Issues in Construction Law

    Ellis Brazeal (Jones Walker)

  • Adjourn


MCLE Credit: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 7.3 hours’ credit, including 1 hour of ethics.


The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel

1000 Riverchase Galleria,

Birmingham, AL 35244

2016 Summit Sponsors:

Pearson Management Group
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt
Baker Realtime Court Reporting & Video Berkeley Research Group
Capell & Howard
Maynard Cooper & Gale McGriff Seibels & Williams
Wiss Janney Elstner
Rimkus Consulting Group
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz Ball Ball Matthews & Novak
Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith
BBRL, Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie
Coleman and Knupp
Daniell Upton & Perry
Freedom Court Reporting
InSite Engineering
Jones Walker
McAbee Construction
Stanley D. Lindsey & Assoc.
TCU Consulting Services
Wiregrass Construction Company
Alabama Associated General Contractors
B. L. Harbert International
The Eidson Company
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
TTL, Inc.
Upchurch Watson White & Max Volkert, Inc.