Steele B. (“Al”) Windle, III's principal area of practice is construction law.
Al has represented general contractors, owners, developers, subcontractors, vendors and sureties at every stage of a construction project, including the evaluation of the project, licensing, preparation of contract documents, bid preparation, bid mistakes, bid protests, change order negotiations, project correspondence, claim preparation, defense of claims, termination, project close-out and final dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Al has extensive experience prosecuting and defending extra work, delay, acceleration, cumulative impact and inefficiency claims on private and public projects.
Al regularly handles cases involving construction defects and disputes over insurance coverage for construction defects. Al has experience defending construction defect and water intrusion claims and trying to obtain insurance coverage to protect his clients against the claims.
Al also regularly handles matters for payment and performance bond sureties on all types of commercial construction projects.
Al has arbitrated or litigated numerous construction disputes arising from, among other things, a $57M condominium project in Florida, a $70M highway project in North Carolina, a $100M hospital project in North Carolina, a $20M military housing project in Dugway, Utah, a $100M power plant in North Carolina and a $60M oil spill remediation project in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.
Al is a member of the Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association where he has served as a Director on the Construction Law Section Council (1995-1997 and 1998-1990) and is also a member of the Construction Forum of the American Bar Association. Al is a certified arbitrator and is on the panel of construction arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. Al is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
Al has written many articles on construction law, construction contracting and frequently lectures on construction law related topics.
•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - 2016
•North Carolina Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine, 2000 - 2013
•North Carolina Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2015
•North Carolina Law Impact Leader by Business Leader, North Carolina Legal Guide, 2009
•Top Lawyer in Charlotte by Business Leader magazine
08.19.2015 Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America 2016
01.26.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Rising Stars
08.21.2014 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
01.21.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Rising Stars
08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014
01.23.2013 Shumaker Attorneys Recognized as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers
12.21.2012 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Named Business North Carolina magazine's “Legal Elite”
08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013
01.26.2012 Five Shumaker Partners Recognized as 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers
09.07.2011 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2012
01.21.2011 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Four Partners Recognized as 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers
08.12.2010 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011
01.27.2010 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Four Partners Recognized as 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers
05.18.2015 Summary Judgment overturned on finding that material facts in dispute
12.24.2014 Mortgage Foreclosure Rules Amendments
12.01.2014 Failure to Check DMV Records Rendered Search for Defendant Inadequate
09.30.2014 Congratulations to Jason Baruch
09.22.2014 E-Portal, EPortal, or e-Portal? None of the Above
09.17.2014 An Illustrated Guide to Filing a Lawsuit (In Federal Court)
08.05.2014 What is the difference between abating a suit and staying it?
07.25.2014 E-service change draws questions (Florida Bar News)
07.16.2014 Florida Admiralty Law Advisor
06.09.2014 Collecting on a Judgment
05.05.2014 Counsel Not Required to Check Online Docket as Alternative to Service
03.20.2014 Foreclosure Magistrates Rule Change
01.01.2014 Rules Amendments and New Rules Effective January 1, 2014
12.02.2013 E-filing: Amendments to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
11.26.2013 Happy Thanksgiving
11.12.2013 Improper to Enter Dismissal with Prejudice on Motion to Amend Complaint
11.04.2013 Two Requirements for Trial Court to Order Mental Evaluation of Party
09.30.2013 Personal Jurisdiction Over Judgment Debtor Not Necessary to Domesticate Foreign Judgment
09.10.2013 Loan Servicer May Verify Foreclosure Complaint
08.02.2013 After One Year, Judgment Can Only Be Set Aside for Extrinsic Fraud
07.19.2013 Matter Not At Issue - Reversible Error
07.15.2013 Plaintiff estopped from denying liability for attorneys' fees
07.09.2013 Please Take a Minute to Nominate the Florida Rules Decisions Reporter
07.01.2013 Error to Dismiss for Lack of Prosecution at Case Management Conference
06.03.2013 Florida E-filing Problems
05.14.2013 Amendment to Rule 1.490 re Use of Magistrates in Residential Foreclosures
04.30.2013 Record Evidence Did Not Support Finding of Fraud on the Court - Ford v. Stimpson
04.12.2013 Effective Immediately - You Do Not Get Extra 5 Days for Mailing of Proposal for Settlement
03.25.2013 Trial Court Could Look Beyond Four Corners of Complaint To Dismiss Case Based on Forum Selection Clause
01.25.2013 Defaulted Party Still Entitled to Hearing on Attorneys' Fees - ZHOU v. CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP.
01.17.2013 Offer of Judgment Not Valid in Case With Monetary and Non-monetary Claims - Horowitch v. Diamond Aircraft Indus., Inc.
12.31.2012 Happy New Year - Top 10 posts of 2012
11.07.2012 Amendment 5 Defeated - Election Wrap-up
11.06.2012 Election Day - Amendment 5 News Coverage Roundup
11.01.2012 Florida Constitutional Amendment 5 News Roundup
10.23.2012 Roundup of Coverage on Proposed Constitutional Amendment 5
10.19.2012 Prejudgment Attachment
10.16.2012 Understanding Florida's Constitutional Amendment 5
10.15.2012 Error to enter Summary Judgment while discovery pending - Almond Entertainment, Inc. v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC
10.11.2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendment 5
09.04.2012 Rules Updates - New E-discovery and E-mail Service Rules Effective September 1st
08.10.2012 ABA Blawg 100 Nominations
08.07.2012 New Rules for Service of Pleadings and Documents by E-mail
07.09.2012 Florida Supreme Court implements e-discovery amendments - Effective September 1st
06.27.2012 Email Service Delayed To September 1, 2012
06.25.2012 Service by Email
06.13.2012 Prevailing Party Entitled to Recover Attorneys' Fees Paid by Third Party - Rogers v. Vulcan Manufacturing Co., Inc.
05.31.2012 Trial Court Should Have Released Disputed Property in Storage - Wells v. Redmont
05.18.2012 New Additions to the Florida Legal Wiki
05.01.2012 Class Representative Lacked Typicality - Baptist Hospital, Inc. v. Baker
09.20.2012 Prejudgment Attachments and Fraudulent Conveyance Claims in Fidelity Litigation: Securing Assets Prior to Judgment-East of the Mississippi
2012 2012 Update on the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure
12.01.2011 Common Sense Tips to Avoid Financial Loss - Community Update
06.01.2010 Hillsborough County Transit Referendum: Market Minute Update - Net Lease Commercial Advisory
06.01.2010 Transit Talk: What will transit bring? - Urban Charrette
Events and Presentations
04.10.2015 Essential Construction Project Documentation, Associated Builders and Contractors, Carolinas Chapter
2013 Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues, Lorman Education Systems
2013 Construction Lien Law, Lorman Education Systems
2012 Overview of Changes to North Carolina's Mechanic's Lien and Bond Statutes, G.L. Wilson Building Company, Charlotte, North Carolina
2012 Practical Construction Project Documentation, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina, Construction Documentation Section
2012 AIA Contracts, Lorman Education Systems
2012 Fundamentals of Construction Contracts, Lorman Education Systems (2008; 2012)
2007 Public Construction Contracts and Competitive Public Bidding in North Carolina, Lorman Education Systems
2006 Design-Build Contracting in North Carolina, Lorman Education Systems
2005 North Carolina Lien and Bond Law, Carolinas Associated General Contractors
2004 Construction Claims in North Carolina, Lorman Education Systems
2001 Construction Management/Design-Build in North Carolina, Lorman Education Systems
2001 Critical Construction Project Documentation, Lorman Education Systems
1999 Contracting with Public Entities in North Carolina, Lorman Education Systems