Your Construction Litigation Attorney in Fresno, CA

Construction litigation is the term used for civil lawsuits involving construction projects. Construction projects often involve complex legal agreements and multiple parties. Significant costs are invested into planning, materials, personnel, and more. 


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Construction Litigation

Lloyd Winter Ads - Construction LitigationParties involved in construction litigation can include:

  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Material and supply vendors
  • Property owners
  • Governments
  • HOAs and COAs
  • Insurance companies
  • Other stakeholders

Given the complexity of construction projects, when disputes arise from a construction project, they often result in litigation. This means that the dispute ends up in court.

When You Need Construction Litigation

Delays, material defects, improper workmanship, and breaches of contract may cost your business financially and even affect your business’ reputation. Property owners also risk their investment when a construction project goes wrong. When serious issues arise from a construction project, you need a legal team that understands the construction industry. You need confident, knowledgeable, experienced construction litigation attorneys on your side.

LloydWinter, P.C. excels at representing clients' best interests in the courtroom. We have a reputation for providing strong, professional, legal representation. With offices in California and Texas, we provide personalized, quality representation for construction litigation throughout the country.

Construction litigation covers areas including:

  • Bid disputes
  • Bond claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Construction defect claims
  • Cost overrun claims
  • Deceptive trade practices lawsuits
  • Defective plans claims
  • Delayed project claims
  • EPC agreement disputes


  • Fraud and misrepresentation lawsuits
  • Insurance litigation
  • Material failures
  • Payment disputes
  • Site condition disputes
  • Subcontractor disputes
  • Surveying error claims
  • Warranty lawsuits
  • Wrongful termination

As construction litigation attorneys, our experience includes representing property owners, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, and more. Our firm provides strong, practical construction litigation to individuals, sole proprietors, small businesses, mid-size companies, and large corporations.

Construction Defect Litigation

Construction defect litigation can bring compensation when the quality of the work done by a contractor or subcontractor is subpar. Lawsuits are filed with the intent to recover damages.

Common examples of subpar work that may call for construction litigation include:

Common examples of subpar work include:

  • Concrete poured incorrectly
  • Defective project materials
  • Defective design
  • Improper use of unskilled labor
  • Incorrect materials
  • Damage to buildings


  • Unfinished work
  • Plumbing issues
  • Electrical problems
  • Drywall errors
  • Projects not done to code

These are just some of the many common construction defects that attorneys litigate for clients.

Mechanic’s Liens

Mechanic’s liens guarantee payment to construction companies, builders, contractors, and even other project stakeholders like materials suppliers and design professionals. Mechanic’s liens are a legal claim against the property. They are enforceable in court. If needed, the holders of mechanic’s liens can force foreclosure or repossession of a property.

People use the terms construction lien and mechanic’s lien interchangeably, but the term construction lien is often reserved for subcontractors and contractors. No matter who files the lien though, mechanic’s liens make sure that the lienholder’s are paid before other creditors. They are considered a higher priority than other debt in the event of liquidation.

Texas and California both have complex requirements for mechanic’s liens. In both states, mechanic’s liens are subject to statutes that must be carefully interpreted by an experienced attorney before acting. Because of their complexity, lien disputes related to construction projects are often brought to trial.

Construction Litigation FAQs

What is a pre-lien?

A pre-lien is a document that is given at the start of a construction project by a subcontractor, material supplier, or another party without a direct contractual link to the property owner. Sometimes a pre-lien is called other terms including a prelim, preliminary notice, right to lien notice, or a preliminary lien.

What is an EPC agreement
I got a written estimate at the start of a construction project, but the bill was more than the estimate. Is that legal?

Consult With an Experienced Construction Litigation Attorney

Our attorneys are experienced in construction litigation and understand the nuances of the laws affecting the construction industry. We have experience representing contractors, subcontractors, property owners and other stakeholders in court.

We offer transparent monthly billing plans that our clients appreciate. If you need a lawyer with an outstanding reputation for construction litigation, contact one of our law offices today for a free consultation.

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