Construction Defect

Jacobson Markham L.L.P. has extensive experience representing developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals, as well as residential and commercial property owners, in the area of construction defect litigation.   We have a proven track record representing clients in all areas of the construction industry and litigate disputes involving a wide range of construction defect issues arising out of the following types of damage:

  • Stucco cracks
  • Mold
  • Electrical defects
  • Plumbing defects
  • Heating and air conditioning (HVAC) defects
  • Water intrusion
  • Foundation/Building Settlement
  • Concrete defects
  • Curing/Water Issues
  • Glazing deficiencies

Through the course of litigating construction disputes, we have developed an understanding of construction industry practice and procedure, which is a benefit to our clients.   Jacobson Markham’s attorneys are uniquely experienced in construction defect issues and the litigation tactics which often accompany these cases.  In this regard, we thoroughly evaluate cases to protect our clients from illegitimate claims and understand the complicated procedural requirements which govern construction defect claims.


Representative Matters

Commercial Building Defect

Represented major supermarket chain in action arising from the re-model of one of its stores. Owner alleged the floor was installed before the concrete sub-floor cured. After initial litigation and discovery, the matter settled when the flooring subcontractor agreed to pay damages sufficient to install a new floor.

Contractor Dispute

Jacobson Markham represented general contractor in a dispute when the owner withheld and refused to make final payment claiming the construction was defective. Won court trial where court entered judgment for the general contractor, including a penalty of 2% per month of the unpaid balance, plus court costs.