Timothy R. Conway is a founding partner of Conway & Mrowiec, a five-lawyer Chicago firm which represents all participants in the construction process: contractors, design/builders, engineers, construction managers, trade contractors, architects, owners and sureties. Mr. Conway is a veteran of numerous arbitrations, trials, and mediations. He has represented builders on a wide variety of construction projects, both public and private. These projects have included power plants, monumental public projects, prisons, wastewater treatment plants, power plants, highways, railroad yards, hospitals, warehouses, high rise buildings, sports facilities, libraries and shopping centers throughout the United States.
Most recently, Mr. Conway arbitrated a dispute involving a dredging of a marina in the Bahamas; in a multi-week trial defended a structural engineer’s handling of shop drawings; and prosecuted a steel fabricator’s claims for additional costs on a project with complex structural design issues. Mr. Conway has represented two different telecommunications contractors in each case recovering millions of dollars under complex mechanics liens against bankrupt customers.
Mr. Conway was named as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 for Litigation – Construction in Chicago by Best Lawyers. Mr. Conway also was selected by his peers to Super Lawyers and holds a Martindale-Hubbell Rating of ‘AV Preeminent.’ Mr. Conway is a co-author of the chapter on general contractors’ lien rights in the leading publication on Illinois mechanics liens. He is a co-author of the chapter “BIM And Shared Design Risks for Structural Steel Contractors” in Shared Design (Aspen 2011), and co-author of the chapter “Scope Changes and Differing Site Conditions” in the Construction Litigation Dispute Handbook (IICLE 2013). Mr. Conway is a frequent speaker at construction industry seminars on new developments in construction law; design/build and construction management contracts and disputes; delay claims; the AIA family of construction documents; and mechanics lien and payment bond claims.
Reported Cases: · Smith-Hammond Piping Co. v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19272 (W.D. Mich. 2007); St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. v. Rausch Construction Co., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20753 (N.D.Ill. 2004); Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. City of Chicago, 298 F.Supp.2d 725 (N.D. Ill. 2003); Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. County of Cook, 256 F.3d 642 (7th Cir. 2001), affirming, 123 F.Supp.2d 1087 (N.D. Ill. 2000); Mellon Stuart Construction, Inc. v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5376 (N.D. Ill. 1995); Chase Commercial Corp. v. Brandt, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16441 (N.D. Ill. 1999); Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. County of Cook, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144 (N.D. Ill. 2000); 1998 U.S. Dist LEXIS 2991 (N.D. Ill. 1998); 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13142 (N.D. Ill. 1996); Dunne v. County of Cook, 483 N.E.2d 13 (1984); Amalgamated Trust & Savings Bank v. Silha, 460 N.E.2d 372 (1984); Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. City of Chicago, 170 F.R.D. 435 (N.D. Ill. 1996); Prisco Serena Sturm Architects, Ltd. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 1995 U.S. Dist LEXIS 9904 (N.D. Ill. 1995); 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7278 (N.D. Ill. 1996); U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4350, 3021, 2216 (N.D. Ill. 1996)