Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Clifford Shapiro, chair of the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group, works every day to resolve construction claims and disputes. He resolves construction related disputes through negotiation and mediation and, when necessary, through arbitration or litigation. His in-depth knowledge of construction-related insurance coverage issues further enables him to help clients resolve claims.
With more than 35 years of experience, Clifford has been involved in virtually every kind of claim or dispute related to a construction project, including claims for termination, delay and/or disruption, extra work, construction defect, warranty, and professional liability. He has also handled virtually every kind of insurance coverage claim that arises in the construction claim context, including claims for defense and/or indemnity under commercial general liability policies, builder’s risk policies, professional liability policies and “wrap” insurance programs.
In addition to being an experienced advocate, Clifford serves as a mediator and arbitrator in connection with construction and insurance claims. He is a formally trained mediator and arbitrator, and is listed on the American Arbitration Association’s national roster of arbitrators for construction, insurance and commercial claims.
Clifford has published numerous articles and frequently speaks throughout the United States about how best to resolve construction claims and insurance related issues. Clifford’s articles about insurance coverage for construction defect claims have appeared in several national publications, and have been cited in numerous court opinions (including several decisions issued by state supreme courts).