McConnell Wagner Sykes + Stacey, PLLC
Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year 2013, Litigation - Construction
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2009-2012
Best Lawyers in America 2008-2013
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Peer Review Rated
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
CONSTRUCTION LAW / LITIGATION
Contract negotiations, litigation, arbitration and mediation
Trial representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in lawsuits and other disputes on public and private construction projects ranging in size from $1,000,000.00 to $220,000,000.00
Preparation of contract forms and general conditions including conventional and design/build construction and design services forms for nationwide owner/developers, contractors and design/builders
Mechanic's lien claims and surety bond claims
Preparation of claim packages and risk assessments resulting in the settlement of disputes without the need for costly and extensive litigation.
Projects analyzed include multi-prime, fast-track prison construction projects, wastewater treatment facilities, federal government projects, and multi-use institutional facilities.
Business and real property disputes
Representation of business entities in significant and contested debt collection actions
Representation of real estate developers in all manners of disputes concerning the development of property
1993 - Present: Partner, Meuleman Mollerup LLP
1987 - 1993: Gibbs, Giden, Locher & Turner, Los Angeles, California
Licensed to practice law in Idaho, California and Utah
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES
Idaho State Bar
The State Bar of California
Utah State Bar
American Bar Association, Section on Public Contract Law and the Forum on the Construction Industry
Idaho Associated General Contractors
LEGUS, International Network of Law Firms
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
Frequent lecturer before the Associated General Contractors of America, the National Electrical Contractors Association, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, ASHRAE and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Contributing author: The Design/Build Process, ABA Publications, 1997.
Contributing author: Fifty State Public Construction Contracting, Wiley Law, 1996.
Co-author: Recent Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry, The Construction Lawyer, Volume 25, No. 4, Fall 2006.
Recreation Unlimited, adaptive ski program
University of the Pacific, J.D., 1986
Bucknell University, B.A., 1983