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The challenges of resolving construction disputes can be overwhelming. Often times there are multiple parties involved which can make the process onerous. Our construction lawyers are prepared to handle any aspect of litigation. We’ve successfully worked with a range of clients from general contractors and their subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers, design professionals, as well as owners and developers in all aspects of complex construction litigation.

We are your scaffold in construction claims

In addition to providing coverage advice on negligence, contractual, and indemnity claims, the firm has extensive experience litigating issues in:

  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Accident Litigation
  • First-Party Coverage Disputes

The kind of expertise that delivers clients hard-winning results

Whatever the context, a builder’s risk claim, complex construction defect litigation, declaratory judgment action, or some other type of dispute relating to construction, Butler prides itself on having real world experience in the construction field. Competency and substantive knowledge of industry standards and building practices is one of our many our strong suites.

Events | Stick to Your Guns: How Changes Can Come Back To Bite You

September 22, 2022 | By Denise Anderson

Join Partner Denise Anderson and co-presenters Carolyn Crawford (Nationwide Insurance Company), Sandra Heiden (Arch Insurance Group Inc.), Wendy Testa (Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker…

Events | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – A Beginner’s Guide to Allyship in Law, Construction and Insurance

June 16, 2022 | By William Linero Jr.

Join Partner William Linero and co-presenters Roseann Coughlin (Golden State Claims Adjusters), Gwen Gatson-Long (North American Risk Services) and Mikala Glaza (Pete-Fowler Construction Services, Inc.)…

News | Butler Proudly Sponsors the 2021 ExecuSummit Conference

December 7, 2021 | By Denise Anderson

Butler is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the 5th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit Conference. ExecuSummit producers are in the forefront of construction defect…

Events, Webinars | Four Keys to Authentic Allyship in Law, Construction & Insurance

December 2, 2021 | By William Linero Jr.

Join Partner William Linero and co-presenters Mariella Conti, Pam Palpallatoc, and Corey Person as they present for the Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc. Diversity Webinar….

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Events | A Survey of Right to Repair Laws in California, Colorado, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas

November 9, 2021 | By William Linero Jr.

Join Partner William Linero and co-presenter Gregg Rich (Coombe Curry Rich & Jarvis) as they present for the 2021 CLM Webinar Series on November 9,…

News | Jonathan Kernizan | Featured on STU Law News

Feb 17, 2021

Attorney Jonathan Kernizan was recently featured on an article showcasing prominent alumni from St. Thomas University College of Law in celebration of Black History Month….

Webinars | The Impact Of Covid-19 On Construction Defect Claims

May 05, 2020 | By Denise Anderson

Unprecedented. That’s the word all of us keep hearing from almost every source. BECAUSE IT’S TRUE. Upon us is not only a health crisis, but…

Events | 13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In Resolving Construction Claims 2020

Feb 27, 2020 | By Denise Anderson

Partner Denise Anderson and co-presenters Cynthia Romesburg (The Main Street America Group) and Robert Zaralban (SEA, Ltd.) presented “13 Reasons Why You Are Successful in…

Events | 13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In Resolving Construction Claims

Dec 10, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson and co-presenters Marta Brown (BMC), Susan Domanski (Construction Disputes Consultants, LLC) and La Tonya Darby (RCM&D) presented “13 Reasons Why You Are Successful in…

Blog Posts | Lights. Camera. Not an Action? Amendment to Section 558.004, Florida Statutes

Jun 14, 2019 | By William Linero Jr.

On July 1, 2019, Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, will be amended to add section 558.004(1)(d), which states: “A notice of claim served pursuant to this chapter…

Publications/ Whitepapers | Dust In The Wind: The Threat Of Airborne Lead From Construction Sites

Feb 19, 2018

Reposted from, Feb. 14, 2018, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Of the many laws that surround the construction industry,…

Blog Posts | Claim Barred by Florida’s Construction Defect Statute of Repose? Maybe Not. Florida Court Says You Should Read The Construction Contract More Closely

Aug 21, 2017

Claim professionals are often reminded that even the most meritorious claim is worthless if not filed within the applicable statute of limitations or statute of…

Webinars | Construction Claims – Case Law and Statutory Updates

Apr 13, 2017 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery, a Partner at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, along with co-presenter Brenda Radmacher will be presenting “Construction Claims – Case Law and Statutory Updates” on a CLM…

Blog Posts | Construction Law Updates: Teeth Taken Out Of HB 87 Regarding Updates To Procedure For Filing A Chapter 558 Notice Of Construction Defect Claim

Apr 28, 2015 | By William Linero Jr.

Two bills were put before Florida’s House of Representatives this year that would have significantly affected litigation in Florida involving construction defects: House of Representatives…

Publications/ Whitepapers | Is The Increased Cost To Repair Undamaged Portions Of The Structure A Consequence Of Enforcement Of Building, Zoning Or Land Use Ordinance Or Law?

Apr 23, 2010 | By Jason Seitz

This is one of a series of articles under “Property Insurance Law Committee” originally published in ABA Committee News, Winter 2010

Publications/ Whitepapers | Florida Legislature Again Changes The Requirements For Making A Construction Defect Claim

Feb 01, 2007 | By Scott Katz, Matthew Peaire

This article was originally published in the Subrogator, a publication by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Winter 2007, Page 131. © Copyright 2007 by…

Publications/ Whitepapers | New Florida Law Changes Procedure For Making Claims Against Contractors For Construction Defects

Feb 01, 2004 | By Scott Katz, Matthew Peaire

This article was originally published in NASP Subrogator Magazine, February 2004, p. 68. © Copyright Butler 2004. Florida Governor Jeb Bush approved Senate Bill No….