This website is the blog of the Construction Law Practice Group of the Tennessee law firm Lewis Thomason, P.C. Lewis Thomason is a full-service law firm with offices across the State of Tennessee in Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville and Sevierville.

We have a diverse construction practice and a solid record of accomplishment. Some of our lawyers devote their entire practice to the construction industry, and several have architectural, engineering, contractor, real estate development or other construction backgrounds that further enhance their ability to understand the construction industry and successfully navigate its often complex contracts and diverse relationships.

We work closely with clients to identify and solve problems arising in all phases of the construction process. Widely recognized for our experience and skill in this area, we practice in state and federal courts as well as arbitration throughout the region.

Architect, Engineer and Surveyor Professional Liability
Construction Defect Claims
Contract Review and Negotiation
Fee Collection
Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation
Bid Mistakes and Protests
Delay, Lost Productivity and Acceleration Claims
Notices of Nonpayment/Prompt Pay Act Notices
Liens and Bond Claims
Defaults and Terminations
Warranty Issues and Enforcement
EIFS and Roofing Claims
Mold and “Sick Building” Claims
Homebuilder and Homeowner Disputes
Contractor Licensing and Discipline
Architect and Engineer Professional Discipline

General Contractors
Design Professionals
Construction Managers
Material and Equipment Suppliers

We have defended design professionals in multimillion-dollar claims on sports arenas in Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis; design professionals in hundreds of cases of alleged professional malpractice; contractors in numerous cases, ranging from five-figure to eight-figure claims, involving construction defects, project critical path delays, payment, differing site conditions, acceleration, lost productivity and other claims; and owners and sureties in matters ranging from simple claims to major project defaults. Our representation of construction industry participants has occurred in forums ranging from two-party negotiations to proceedings, often involving multiple parties, in arbitration and courts in Tennessee and other jurisdictions. Our experience includes significant involvement with the resolution of federal construction project disputes and claims. We also represent contractors and design professionals before their respective licensing boards in matters ranging from assistance with license applications to professional discipline hearings and appeals.

We believe that our clients benefit from lawyers who understand the construction industry. The organizations in which we are active include the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel and construction committees of the American Bar Association, as well as such construction industry organizations as the Associated Builders & Contractors; Associated General Contractors; American Institute of Architects; The Construction Specifications Institute; Tennessee Association of Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors; and Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.

We regularly present seminars to industry organizations and companies; are members of the American Arbitration Association and serve on its Construction Industry Panel or otherwise serve as arbitrators; and periodically publish the Tennessee Construction Law Journal, an online newsletter for contractors, designers, lawyers, owners and sureties in Tennessee and surrounding states.

This blog is being made available by a lawyer for educational purposes only. This blog is not being published to provide any type of specific legal advice. By using and reading this blog, you must understand that there is no attorney client relationship of any kind being created between you and the lawyer or his firm. This blog should not be used as a substitute for specifically tailored legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state of residence, or in the state your case/claim may arise.