Design professionals face increased exposure to litigation in today’s rapidly changing business environment, which has been especially affected by recent economic pressures on building-related trades. In a cost-conscious marketplace, many prospective clients often consider professional liability policies as a part of project funding no matter how small or large the project. Successful resolution of professional liability claims against architects, engineers and other design professionals requires great attention to detail by litigators experienced in handling all aspects of these often complex matters. Indeed, attorneys defending these matters must be well-versed in contract negotiation, litigation of defective design defense, change order claims, delay disputes, construction site accidents and construction oversight, and administration claims.

At KBR we have skilled and knowledgeable attorneys who focus on the defense of design professional liability claims, as well as the monitoring of architects and engineers claims nationwide for insurers. Our attorneys have litigated such claims in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration forums, with successful results, and our firm is uniquely qualified to mobilize litigators, appellate counsel, and attorneys from other related practice groups to assist with specific issues that often arise during the defense of such claims. Lawyers in the group bring historic perspective, having worked on cases involving both large projects, such as nuclear power plants and large-scale municipal infrastructure projects, as well as projects involving smaller commercial and residential design and construction.

Having superior legal protection from our attorneys gives our design professional clients a competitive edge. We stand ready to defend our clients against every claim in order to minimize the impact of litigation on their time and resources. We pride ourselves on maintaining up-to-date involvement in developments in the design industry and are well-positioned to answer and protect our clients’ changing needs in this dynamic industry.