Construction, Engineering and Project Management

Keesal, Young & Logan takes a unique approach to high-stakes construction litigation. We try cases.  We have a proven track record of successfully taking complex “bet the company” cases to a verdict with fee structures the make sense.  Our clients include some of the world’s largest construction, engineering, and project management firms.  We have represented our clients in state and federal courts across the nation in a wide variety of matters involving claims for breach of contract, professional negligence, design defects, misrepresentation, cost overruns and delays.

Representative Matters:

  • $93 million breach of contract, professional negligence, misrepresentation and fraud claim brought by the Bi-State Development Agency involving the design and construction of a light rail extension in St. Louis, Missouri. After a four month jury trial in Missouri state court (Clayton), we obtained a defense verdict on all claims and a multi-million dollar judgment on our client’s counter-claim.
  • $22 million breach of contract and disgorgement claim under California Business & Professions Code 7031 for failure to maintain a contractor’s license brought by the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts involving the maintenance and repair of all courthouses in Southern California. After a two week jury trial in California state court (San Francisco), we obtained a defense verdict and a $4.6 million judgment on our client’s counter-claim.
  • $89 million breach of contract, professional negligence and misrepresentation claim brought by Coors Brewing Company involving the design and construction of new brewery in Virginia. After a 6 week jury trial in Colorado federal court (Denver), we obtained a defense verdict on all claims.
  • $11 million professional negligence and strict products liability claim brought by three refinery workers injured in an explosion at the Paramount Refinery in Paramount, California. After a three week jury trial in California state court (Compton), we obtained a defense verdict on all claims.
  • $17 million design defect, professional negligence and fraud claim brought by Premier Air and United States Aviation Underwriters involving the collapse of an airport hangar during a storm at the St. Louis Regional Airport in, Illinois which damaged two private jets. After opening statements before a jury in Illinois, the case settled for significantly less than all pre-trial demands.
  • $8 million breach of contract and common counts claim brought by ABM Industries involving its subcontract for maintenance and repair of all courthouses in both Southern and Northern California. After a multi-week, bifurcated bench trial in California state court (Los Angeles), we obtained a defense verdict on all claims.

For additional information, please contact:

Long Beach

Albert E. Peacock III

(562) 436-2000

Long Beach

Skip Keesal

(562) 436-2000

Long Beach

Elizabeth P. Beazley

(562) 436-2000

Long Beach

Glen R. Piper

(562) 436-2000

Long Beach

David A. Tong

(562) 436-2000

Long Beach

Tara B. Voss

(562) 436-2000