Steele B. Windle, III: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Steele B. Windle, III

Partner
Charlotte,  NC  U.S.A.
Phone704.945.2176

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Fidelity, Surety and Specialty Bonds
  • Government Contracts
  • Litigation
 
University University of Virginia, B.S., Commerce, 1978
 
Law SchoolWake Forest University, J.D., 1981
 
Admitted1981, Georgia; 1981, North Carolina; 1981, United States District Court Northern District of Georgia; 1982, United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit; 1984, United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina; 1988, United States District Court Middle District of North Carolina; 1998, United States District Court Western District of North Carolina; 2001, United States District Court Western District of Tennessee
 
Memberships 

Professional and Community Affiliations

•North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section
•American Bar Association, Construction Forum
•State Bar of Georgia

 
BornCharlotte, North Carolina, May 24, 1956
 
Biography

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 obstruct 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 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.

Honors

•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - 2014
•North Carolina Legal Elite byBusiness North Carolinamagazine, 2000 - 2013
•North Carolina Super Lawyer bySuper Lawyersmagazine, 2006 - 2014
•North Carolina Law Impact Leader byBusiness Leader, North Carolina Legal Guide,2009
•Top Lawyer in Charlotte byBusiness Leadermagazine

News Releases

01.21.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2014 North CarolinaSuper Lawyersand 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 NamedBusiness North Carolinamagazine'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

Publications

2007-Present Co-Author, Working with the AIA Contracts, Lorman Education Systems

2006-Present Co-Author, Construction Contacts: Understanding the Issues, Lorman Education Systems

1987-Present Co-Author, North Carolina Construction Law, Lorman Education Systems

2006 Co-Author, Common Sense, Construction Law for Contractors (1981-1984; 1999-2006)

2002 Co-Author, Construction Claims, Lorman Education Systems

2001-2002 Co-Author, Contracting with Public Entities in North Carolina, Lorman Education Systems

1996 Co-Author, North Carolina Construction Law, PSI Education Systems

Events

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

 
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Steele B. Windle, III

128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1800
CharlotteNC 28202-5013




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