Christopher Solop

Christopher Solop: Attorney with Biggs, Ingram & Solop, PLLC AV stamp icon

Biography

Christopher Solop is the chairperson of the firm’s Construction Litigation and Government Contracts sections. Chris has extensive experience representing clients in all areas of construction and government contracts including pre and post award protests, claim preparation and litigation. Chris’s practice also includes arbitration and mediation of complex construction claims.

Chris's experience in construction law spans nearly twenty-eight (28) years. Representing clients in both public and private construction contracts, Chris has been an advocate for their interests from contract bidding and negotiation through resolution of claims. He has pursued successful bid protests before federal, state, and local authorities. His construction claims and litigation experience includes payment and performance bond disputes; defective plans and specifications claims; scheduling, acceleration, and delay claims; constructive change claims; site access and differing site conditions disputes; terminations for default and convenience; and productivity and loss of efficiency claims. Chris represents owners, prime contractors, and subcontractors. He has arbitrated, mediated, and tried numerous construction and commercial disputes. Chris is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and is General Counsel for the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi. Chris has also been a guest lecturer at Mississippi College School of Law on Mississippi Procurement Law and Construction Arbitration.

Chris's experience also includes representing large and small construction and service contractors on all aspects of federal and state acquisition issues, including: award protests; small-business size protests; U.S. Small Business Administration HUBZone, Mentor-Protégé, and other programs; disputes, claims, and appeals; and federal grant law. He has prepared numerous joint venture and teaming agreements that have been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration to the advantage of large, small, and "8(a)" companies under various small-business assistance programs.

Chris is a certified mediator on the Mississippi State Bar's List of Mediators.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Defects
  • Contracts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601-519-0028  Phone
601.987.4822  Phone
601.713.9920  Fax
www.bislawyers.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 14028, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.S., 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Federal Circuits and U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1987, Mississippi State and Federal Courts; 2005, Tennessee State and Middle District Courts; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Memberships:
Capitol Area Bar Association and American Bar Association (Public Contract Law Section, 1987—); Defense Research Institute (Member, Construction Law).
Birth Information:
Bronx, New York, July 15, 1955
Reported Cases:

Hemphill Constr. Co. v. City of Clarksdale, 2018 Miss. LEXIS 356; 2018 WL 3913255 (Miss. 2018)

D.W. Caldwell, Inc. v. W.G. Yates & Sons Constr. Co.; 242 So.3d 92 (Miss. 2018)

Residential Advantage Dev., LLC v. Ross, 136 So.3d 476 (Miss. Ct. App. 2014)

Rod Cooke Constr. Co. v. Lamar County Sch. Bd.; 135 So.3d 902 (Miss. Ct. App. 2013)

Moran Hauling Inc. v. Dep’t of Fin. & Admin.; 105 So.3d 1126 (Miss. Ct. App. 2012)

Nelson v. City of Horn Lake, 968 So.2d 938 (Miss. 2007)

Younge Mech., Inc. v. Max Foote Constr. Co.; 869 So.2d 1079 (Miss. Ct. App. 2004)

Scott Addison Constr. v. Lauderdale County Sch. Sys.; 789 So.2d 771 (Miss. 2001)

Le Bleu v. Jim Murphy & Assoc., Inc.; 557 So. 2d 526 (Miss. 1990)

United States use of T. L. Wallace Constr., Inc. v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co.; 790 F.Supp. 680 (S.D. Miss. 1992)

JSI Communs. V. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am.; 807 F.3d 725 (5

PYCA Indus., Inc. v. Harrison County Waste Water Mgmt. Dist.; 177 F.3d 351 (5th Cir. 1999)

Common Wealth of Kentucky, Education Cabinet, Department of the Blind v. United States, 62 Fed. Cl. 445 (Fed. Cl. 2004)

N.C. Div. of Servs. for the Blind v. United States, 53 Fed. Cl. 147 (Fed. Cl. 2002)

McMaster Constr., Inc. v. United States, 23 Cl. Ct. 679 (Cl. Ct. 1991)

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. United States, 434 F.3d 1222 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

Certifications:
( Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and a certified mediator on the Mississippi State Bar's list of Mediators )
ISLN:
903555584

Peer Reviews

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