Both Mr. Laney and Mr. Foster have been in full-service professional liability practice (Mr. Laney, 38 years; Mr. Foster, 28 years) involving defense for all types of professionals. Beginning about 26 years ago, Mr. Laney began focusing on design liability and was joined by Mr. Foster in 1992. The firm has cases in State and Federal courts all over the state of Alabama and parts of Florida from Pensacola to Jacksonville. The scope of liability claims defended include bodily injury, economic loss and construction and design "defects," brought by owners, third-parties, general contractors and subcontractors. They include damage claims of all types. The Florida work is heavily associated with the high-rise coastal condo developments which frequently spawn lawsuits in the Gulf Coast areas of Alabama and Florida. In additional to design liability, the firm also represents accountants in the defense of accounting liability cases in Alabama and Florida.
Our lawyers perform contract reviews routinely for design professionals and advise regarding contract language and also attend contract negotiation meetings with clients. Our attorneys routinely speak to lawyers as well as architects, engineers, contractors and developers at seminars involving construction disputes and legal issues.