Practice Areas & Industries: Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP


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Today’s competitive and rapidly changing construction industry presents new problems and requires new solutions for those looking to succeed.

At Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, we believe that effective and efficient representation of contractors, owners, developers, design professionals and sureties requires professionals who are experienced in and dedicated to the construction industry. A number of the Practice Group professionals have engineering degrees and construction related technical and employment backgrounds. The breadth and depth of our experience helps us to understand your overriding needs, the technical issues underlying your legal matter, prepares us for retaining and interacting with expert witnesses, and informs us when it is time to roll up our sleeves and fight for you in the courtroom.

Thomas, Thomas & Hafer’s Construction, Surety and Design Professional Practice Group provides a broad range of services to those engaged in construction transactions, construction defect litigation, claim litigation, dispute resolution and government procurement. We have efficiently and successfully represented our clients in project development, contract formation, claim preparation, construction defect, OSHA, regulatory and disciplinary matters, bid disputes, mechanic’s liens, MBE/WBE/DBE requirements, labor and employment issues, suretyship, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

From building collapses to construction site fatalities, from contract formation to project completion, the professionals at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer have built a record of protecting your interests both in and out of the courtroom.

Construction Defect Litigation

While construction and design professional disputes are often resolved through planning, negotiation, or various forms of ADR, the Construction, Surety and Design Practice Group is recognized throughout the region for trying and successfully resolving a variety of claims including subrogation, personal injury, death, property damage, business interruption, construction defect and insurance coverage matters. Members of the Practice Group have also become recognized as leaders in the defense and resolution of toxic and non-toxic mold claims.

Heavy Highway Construction

Thomas, Thomas & Hafer professionals have provided legal services to contractors, subcontractors and design professionals involved in a wide variety of heavy construction projects including the construction of highways, bridges and tunnels. We have successfully represented our clients in litigation before various Federal and State Courts and Review Boards and have achieved success on behalf of our clients with regard to construction claims, bid protests, regulatory disputes and government procurement matters.


Thomas, Thomas & Hafer’s Construction, Surety and Design Professional Practice Group regularly counsels clients on the full range of both private and public issues that confront contractors, owners and sureties on a daily basis including public contract disputes, default terminations, contract bond defaults, payment and performance bond claims and affirmative construction claims.

MBE/WBE/DBE and Small Business Concerns

Our professionals have assisted numerous clients to obtain Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification and have also represented other small business concerns including Service Disabled Veteran Owned and Veteran Owned business to navigate the applicable Federal Regulations concerning certification, size and status protests and government contract procurement.