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Construction Law Defense Attorneys

At Pitzer Snodgrass our lawyers not only have intimate knowledge of the complex legal issues involved in construction-related claims, but also have practical knowledge of the construction industry. Our experienced team of lawyers understand every aspect of the construction industry from planning and design through construction and project completion.

Pitzer Snodgrass has prosecuted and defended cases dealing with design and construction defects, claims for extras, defective specifications, mechanics liens, delay and impact damages, differing site conditions, and related disputes arising during contract administration. Our lawyers are involved in drafting, analyzing and implementation of construction contracts for owners, general contractors, sub-contractors and design professionals, and have taken an active role in all stages of construction-related claims and disputes.

Pitzer Snodgrass is recognized as a leading law firm in construction law. Our lawyers are frequent lecturers at seminars and have published multiple articles on construction related topics. Our knowledge of the industry and the complex legal issues involved in construction law gives our clients an advantage over the competition that is unsurpassed.

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PRACTICING ATTORNEYS

  • Seth Gausnell, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Seth Gausnell

    Principal
    gausnell@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1320
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Chris Lang, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Christopher Lang

    Principal
    lang@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1334
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Don O'Keefe, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Don O’Keefe

    Principal
    okeefe@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1345
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Derek Ruzicka, Associate at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Derek Ruzicka

    Principal
    ruzicka@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1382
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Jerry Simon, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Jerry Simon

    Principal
    simon@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1356
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Gary Snodgrass, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Gary Snodgrass

    Principal
    snodgrass@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.3351359
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Bill Thomas – Civil Defense Attorney, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Bill Thomas

    Principal
    thomas@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1360
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Phillip Bryant, Manging Partner at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Phillip Bryant

    Principal
    bryant@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1310
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Josh Breithaupt, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Josh Breithaupt

    Principal
    breithaupt@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1383
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Alyssa Calhoun, Associate at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Alyssa Calhoun

    Associate
    calhoun@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314-335-1487
    Fax: 314-421-3144
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    Ida Shafaie

    Associate
    shafaie@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314-335-1332
    Fax: 314-421-3144
  • Nicholas Meriage, Associate at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Nicholas Meriage

    Associate
    meriage@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314-335-1303
    Fax: 314-421-3144
  • Anthony Hafner, Associate at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Anthony Hafner

    Associate
    hafner@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1378
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Michael Langella, Associate at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Michael Langella

    Associate
    langella@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1398
    Fax: 314.421.3144
  • Robert Plunkert, Associate at Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

    Robert Plunkert

    Associate
    plunkert@pspclaw.com
    Tel: 314.335.1306
    Fax: 314.421.3144

INSIGHTS

> BLOG POSTS

Illinois Amends Construction Statute of Repose To Exclude Asbestos Claims, But Amendment Not Retroactive In Certain Cases

Amendment Excludes Asbestos Claims In December, 2014, former Governor Pat Quinn signed Public Act 98-1131, § 5, into law, adding Subsection (f) to Illinois’ Construction Statute of Repose (735 ILCS 5/13-214) to exclude claims based on personal injur [...]

Contractual Provisions Minimizing Exposure/Losses in Missouri and Illinois

Parties entering into commercial contracts in Missouri and Illinois have available to them a number of risk limiting and shifting devices. However, in order to be enforceable, they must be drafted with care. Courts are often reluctant to allow an unconsci [...]

Limitation of Liability Clauses in Construction Contracts – Is Mine Enforceable?

On June 16, 1887, 150 years ago, Mr. Frank Primrose walked into the Philadelphia Western Union office with an encoded message for his agent dispatched to Ellis, Kansas to purchase wool. The message was sent, but no reply message was asked for, or paid for [...]

> ARTICLES

Lawyers Recognized By Defense Research Institute (DRI) for Trial Win

DRI members Gary Snodgrass and William Thomas recently won a case filed by a power industry developer against their client, a geotechnical engineer, in St. Louis County, Missouri. Although they asked the jury for over $1.2 million, the jury returned a ve [...]

> CASES WON

Summary Judgment Granted for Construction Contract Defense in St. Clair County

PS Partner:  Dean Nichols PS Associate:  Chris Enger We Represented:   Red-E-Mix, LLC (Buzzi Unicem USA, Inc.) Venue:  St. Clair County, IL Facts: Our client, Red-E-Mix, was added to this case as a third-party defendant to an underlying [...]

Gary Snodgrass, William Thomas, and Nick Meriage Obtain Total Exoneration Verdict for Geotechnical Engineering Company Professional Liability Negligence Claim

PS Partners: Gary Snodgrass, William Thomas PS Associate:  Nick Meriage We represented: Tech Services to Go, Inc., d/b/a Tsi Engineering, Inc. Venue: St. Louis County Circuit Court Facts: Negligence claim. Design-build contractor Ch [...]

Gary Snodgrass wins Defense Verdict for Construction Premises Claim

Jack Reynolds v. Tony Prince Company, Inc., d/b/a Tony Prince Flooring PS Partner who tried case: Gary E. Snodgrass, Partner and Derek Ruzicka, associate We represented: Tony Prince Company Inc., d/b/a Tony Prince Flooring Venue: St. Louis C [...]