At Diserio Martin, our Litigation Practice Group represents general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, architects, design professionals, owners, lenders and sureties in construction disputes in the state and federal Courts as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums in Connecticut, New York and selected other states Our attorneys are experienced in virtually all issues that may arise in the construction field, including breach of contract, constructive defects, defective design, professional liability, performance bonds, construction lending, mechanic’s liens and title disputes. Several of our construction litigation attorneys have been hired by our peers to serve as mediators and arbitrators in construction disputes.

In addition to focusing on commercial litigation construction disputes, our attorneys are well-versed in state statues and local regulations related to consumer construction matters, including home improvement, new home construction and warranties. We have successfully represented our clients in appeals before the Connecticut Supreme Court, including Hees v. Burke Const., Inc., 290 Conn. 1 (2010), which resolved an issue of first impression concerning Connecticut’s Home Improvement Act, and D’Angelo Development and Const. Co. v. Cordovano, 278 Conn. 237 (2006), which addressed the scope of the New Home Construction Contractors Act.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in the defense of multi-million dollar claim brought by a site work subcontractor in the U.S. District Court. Matter was successfully settled prior to trial at a small fraction of the original claim amount.

  • Represented a noted architectural firm in the defense of multi-million dollar comprehensive claim commenced by a government owner against more than 20 parties, including design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and governmental entities. Matter was successfully resolved following multiple days of mediation at substantial cost savings to the client’s professional liability carrier.

  • Represented a national general contractor in the defense of a multi-million dollar claim by a mechanical subcontractor in connection with the construction of a major pharmaceutical research facility. Following 8 days of arbitration involving cross claims against the owner, received a successful decision for the client that was less than 15% of the original amount claimed.

  • Represented an owner of a commercial building in a successful mediation of a multi-million dollar claim against multiple parties involving construction and design defects in a parking garage