Olympia Litigation Lawyer Assisting Construction Companies

Judge's gavelEveryone would honor their commitments in a perfect world. Unfortunately, construction companies operate in a world that is not perfect. Owners or uptier contractors don’t pay or insist on extra work outside the scope of the contract. Suppliers don’t deliver or deliver defective materials. Subcontractors don’t perform or fail to maintain the schedule. These types of disputes can be crippling for a small to medium sized business. Fortunately, the legal system provides remedies. If you are in the construction business, it is important that you retain an experienced attorney to protect your rights. Ben Cushman is an Olympia lawyer representing construction contractors and suppliers in litigation. We take great pride in the level of service which our firm provides and we are ready to help you. Contact us today. We also serve Tacoma and other Washington areas.

Attorney assisting Olympia and Tacoma construction companies with cases involving breach of contract, fraud, and more

There are many situations which can require a construction company to go to court. A customer may be refusing to pay for work performed, a supplier may have failed to deliver needed materials, or you may be facing an improper back charge, a changed, condition, or a demand that you provide extra work for free. There may also be instances in which a contractor is being sued for allegedly performing faulty work, for a project being late, or over a contractual misunderstanding. Such situations can be devastating to a company.  They can tie up bond capacity while cutting off the life’s blood of cash flow.  It is understandable that a construction contractor wants to build projects and not argue about them. Retaining an experienced lawyer can help a construction company to focus on the most important thing – the job.

Ben Cushman is an Olympia construction litigation attorney helping with a wide range of issues. Typical matters which Ben handles include:

  • Cases stemming from a breach of contract
  • Matters involving fraud
  • Disputes over whether work was timely or adequately performed
  • Matters involving non-payment for services
  • Cases involving disputes with suppliers or subcontractors

Ben will use your initial consultation to learn about what happened on the project and to review key documents. He will also help you understand what it is you can expect from the legal process. If a case has not yet been filed, then he will contact the opposing side and attempt to work out a resolution which avoids litigation. If such a resolution cannot be reached, he will take the steps necessary to protect your interests. These steps may include filing a lawsuit, conducting discovery to gain all necessary evidence from the other side, and preparing your case for trial. It is Ben’s goal to get you through the process in as efficient and affordable a manner as possible. Contact us today.

Our firm also serves the Thurston County cities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, the Pierce County cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Lakewood, the Lewis County cities of Centralia, Chehalis, the King County cites of Seattle, Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, and Federal Way, as well as other areas in Washington, including Grays Harbor, Mason, Cowlitz, and Pacific Counties.

Olympia lawyer staying in regular communication with construction clients who are going through litigation

We understand that going through litigation will cause concern for any business owner. This is especially true for construction clients, who have very hectic schedules. Our lawyer strives to provide the highest level of service. This includes providing a high level of attorney-client communication. Ben will quickly respond to your emails, promptly return your phone calls, and will ensure that he is available to address your concerns. We are honored to serve those in the Olympia and South Sound community and this high level of service is our promise in each and every case.