On November 30 through December 2, 2016, David Garst and Loy Waldrop traveled across the state of Tennessee as speakers in the annual Crow Friedman Group Roadshow for architects and engineers.
The Crow Friedman Roadshow began in Knoxville, moved to Nashville, and ended in Memphis with 4-hour presentations in each city.
David and Loy are featured speakers for this annual roadshow that is sponsored and presented by insurance companies that write architects and engineers’ professional liability policies. The Crow Friedman Group Roadshow draws an annual total audience of over 200 architects and engineers across the State of Tennessee.
David N. Garst is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office. He is chair of the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Garst practices principally in construction law, focusing on architects and engineers professional liability, construction defect litigation, construction contract law, professional discipline, and commercial litigation. For more than 25 years, Mr. Garst has represented general and specialty contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors, suppliers, and building owners on a variety of construction projects, both locally and regionally. He has substantial experience in the defense of design professionals, and has represented architects and engineers in hundreds of claims, lawsuits, arbitration matters, and disciplinary proceedings. He also has represented numerous general and specialty contractors on construction defect claims, payment disputes, liens, and disciplinary and licensing matters.
Loy Waldrop has represented contractors, design professionals, developers, owners, sureties, and material suppliers in a wide range of construction industry matters for over 30 years. He has more than 25 years of experience in defending major lawsuits against designers with single suit claims as high as $250 million. He has represented contractors in the prosecution and defense of claims ranging from payment issues to complex differing site conditions and scheduling claims. He has participated in hundreds of court cases and arbitration proceedings and has personally tried dozens of jury and bench trials and arbitration hearings to verdict. He has obtained summary or voluntary dismissals of numerous suits against designers. He also regularly assists his contractor and designer clients in contract reviews and negotiations. His present practice is devoted almost exclusively to the construction industry. In the first 10 years of his career, he obtained extensive trial experience in personal injury and product liability cases. He has also represented accountants, attorneys, nurses, architects, engineers and surveyors in professional liability matters.