Contractors, subcontractors, developers and design professionals work with Liam Malone when they want to ensure a timely resolution to a sensitive construction litigation issue. Whether representing a plaintiff or defendant in a construction litigation matter, Liam’s strategy is the same – ensure a resolution that efficiently meets his clients’ needs. Liam has a track record of success handling complex civil litigation matters, including vigorous prosecutions of construction claims in the courtroom and fair settlements out of court. With a reputation for putting in the extra work and using creative problem solving, he is committed to achieving outcomes in his client’s best interest.
One of his most recent successes includes representing a design team alleged to be responsible for delays to a $600M hospital project. After an intensive year of litigation and multiple rounds of mediation, which included a comprehensive presentation of its defenses, the matter settled for less than 20 percent of the original demand. He also represented the architect of record on a $10 million commercial cold-storage construction project. After being brought into the case six months from trial, Liam succeeded in resolving the case for less than an architect’s $5,000 statutory reporting requirement under California law in the face of a seven-figure damages claim.
Liam assists his clients with transactional legal matters as well as litigation, including contract negotiation and risk management. An accomplished speaker, he has presented on a number of construction litigation topics to professional associations such as the American Council of Engineering Companies, Structural Engineering Association of Northern California and the American Institute of Architects East Bay Chapter.
Publications & Presentations
- Author, “Managing Risky Business Across US Borders,” American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Branch Newsletter, Spring 2015
- American Counsel of Engineering Companies
- Structural Engineering Association of Northern California
- American Institute of Architects East Bay Chapter
- Design Build Institute of America
- Association of Defense Counsel