As a construction attorney, what kinds of problems are you asked to address for your clients? (Aaron Dean discusses with "Reel Lawyers")


Every day is different. And that’s one of the things that I really enjoy about being a construction lawyer. I’ve been doing it for more than fifteen years. And my plan for the day when I wake up usually is disrupted by the time I get in the car. My cellphone is always on. I have a contractor side construction practice meaning that mostly I represent general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on both private and public construction projects. Their disputes run the gamut. I tend to think of myself as a janitor with a law degree. I just clean up messes. It could be trying to help them get paid, dealing with labor disputes, trying to get insurance coverage if there’s a defect claim. Trying to work through bidding disputes. It really could be any number of things. And that’s what I like about my job.