Macdonald Devin has been selected as lead counsel for architects and engineers in some of the most high-profile, major and complex cases in the last 10 years, including the following cases:

Large construction and development projects cannot be successful without the guidance, insights, and talents of highly trained architects, engineers, and other design professionals. When those professionals confront challenging issues that could result in significant liability or need counsel to help them craft agreements which will protect their interests, they can turn to the attorneys at Macdonald Devin P.C. We bring a wealth of experience to the representation of design professionals involved in public and private projects of all kinds; in Dallas, throughout Texas, and across the nation.

Comprehensive Representation for Design Professionals

Every step of the design and construction process presents potential problems which can cripple a project, expose sureties and insurers to significant losses, and devastate the design and architecture firms involved. We aggressively yet strategically defend those firms no matter what the nature of the proceeding or the complexity of the allegations against them. Working as a team and with a team of allied experts in design issues, we craft and execute effective defense strategies on a wide range of matters:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act compliance
  • Breach of contract
  • Construction defects
  • Construction delays
  • Cost overruns
  • Employment matters
  • Deceptive trade practices claims
  • Insurance issues
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Personal injury claims
  • Professional license defense
  • Professional negligence

Attorneys for design professionals need to know much more than the law if they are going to protect their clients effectively and efficiently. Our technical knowledge of the design process and the issues that arise throughout that process allows us to offer comprehensive counsel on such issues as:

  • Accuracy or detail of drawings and specifications
  • Responding to RFIs and ASIs
  • Submittal and shop drawing review
  • Value engineering challenges
  • Site observation or punch list concerns
  • Forensic analysis of defects and repair plans
  • Risk avoidance and assessment of project proposals
  • Government projects and highway projects

The Go-To Law Firm for High Profile, High-Stakes Design Cases

Major professional liability carriers trust Macdonald Devin to defend their insureds in errors and omissions claims, and the world’s most well-respected design firms call on us for assistance with their legal challenges. Our record of successful defense and our professional reputation among architects, engineers, and those who insure them has resulted in our attorneys being consistently selected as lead counsel in high profile, high stakes professional liability cases, including some of the largest and most complex matters of the last decade.

We take great pride in the work we do for the design professionals who put so much creativity, heart, and skill into their craft. We welcome the opportunity to explore how we can assist you. Please contact us to learn how we can help you protect your business.

 

Below is an array of areas we specialize in:

  • Accuracy or detail of drawings and specifications
  • Responding to RFIs and ASIs
  • Submittal and shop drawing review
  • Value engineering challenges
  • Site observation or punch list concerns
  • Forensic analysis of defects and repair plans
  • Risk avoidance and assessment of project proposals
  • Government projects and highway projects to this practice area

Major professional liability carriers trust Macdonald Devin to defend their insureds in errors and omissions claims, and the world’s most well-respected design firms call on us for assistance with their legal challenges.