Construction Litigation

About the Committee

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The Construction Litigation Committee strives to bring together litigators who primarily practice construction law. The committee sponsors programs on various topics at the Annual Meetings of the American Bar Association, the Section of Litigation, and the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. One of the Section of Litigation’s strongest committees, our membership brings together more than 2,100 construction litigators from diverse backgrounds, levels of experience, practices, and geographical areas. The committee offers its members varied opportunities to participate in committee activities ranging from opportunities to simply attend and network at its programs to the ability to substantively participate by publishing articles for the committee newsletter, contributing web content such as News and Development and Sound Advice, speaking opportunities, and leadership roles as active subcommittee members and chairs. It is our goal to provide our members with valuable content, benefits, and mentoring that will support all aspects of professional growth and development at every stage of their careers.

Message from the Chairs

We are looking forward to a great year for the Construction Litigation Committee.  Each month we will focus on a different theme and will be delivering content related to that theme.  You can expect to see topics such asethics, cybersecurity, diversity & inclusion, alternative dispute resolution, public private partnerships, affordable housing, damages, defects, sustainability, business development and other topics throughout the year.  

That content will be delivered in the form of practice points, newsletter articles, Sound Advice, roundtable discussions, webinars, and regional events.

While we already have some great content planned, we are always looking for more.  If you have a content idea you would like to discuss or contribute, please reach out to the Editor listed on this page. (Publication of content is not guaranteed and there are requirements/limitations).  If you have questions about the committee please reach out to one of us.

October’s theme was “career/mentoring/young lawyers”

November’s theme is “virtual perspectives.”  Our focus will be on the recent trend towards virtual arbitration and litigation. We will be bringing you content and tips from those who have experienced these new virtual legal experiences.  Look for Sound Advice, practice points and a webinar.

Next month (December) our focus will be on “ethics and professionalism.”

Adrian Felx and Ronald Williams
Cochairs, Construction Litigation Committee


Our active subcommittees include:

Courts, In-house Counsel, and Liaison to ABA Forum and ABA Sections Damages, Defects, Scheduling and Experts Green, Sustainability, Regulatory Insurance and Surety Claims Mediation, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution Membership, Diversity and Outreach Professional Education and Ethics Publications, Website, Social Media

Find contact information for committee and subcommittee chairs:

» Download Subcommittee Leadership Roster | PDF

Ankura Partner

Toshi Dezaki

Committee Leadership


Adrian Felix
Ronald Williams  

Social Media Editor

Michael Zicherman


Brian R. Gaudet

Assistant Editors

Alex Buckley
Elizabeth Dye
Jamie Lipsitz
Kevin Murphy
Ryan Steinbrunner

Subcommittee Chairs

  • Courts and In-house Counsel - James Langraf
  • Damages, Defects, Scheduling Experts - Jim Warren
  • Green Sustainability Regulatory - Wali Rushdan
  • Insurance and Surety Claims - Jim Leonard
  • Mediation, Arbitration, ADR - Doreen Zukowski
  • Trial Practice - Aaron Kline
  • Membership, Diversity and Outreach - Kevin Bridston
  • Professional Education and Ethics – Michael Gordon
  • Publications, Website, Social Media – Pat Greene and Mike Zicherman
  • Young Lawyers – Alexander G. Leon
  • Membership – Toshi Dezaki, Ankura.