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Firm Overview

For twenty-five years Ernest Brown & Company, with offices in California and DC , has developed a nationally recognized practice focused on the construction industry and the variety of legal issues facing those in that industry. The firm represents private and public clients working or located in all fifty states, as well as Mexico, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa

Everything You Need to Know About Construction Law and Litigation

Ernest Brown & Company California law offices offer experienced legal counsel and advocacy across a full range of construction law, construction litigation, project counsel and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

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Strong Foundations, Innovative Solutions, Aggressive Representation

Our clients are involved in complex construction projects such as bridges, stadiums, hotels, pipelines and real estate developments. They include public works and private owners seeking project guidance and contractors involved in bid protests, among others.

When clients face a rapidly emerging crisis such as a construction accident or catastrophic event, they need to know they can rely on counsel capable of effectively handling all aspects of any legal claim or defense. We have the resources, skills and experience to assist you with strategies and tactics that reflect your objectives every step of the way through your legal matter.

Rare Combination of Qualities That Benefit Our Clients

Early on in his career of 30-plus years, our Resident California Partner, Ernest Brown, earned an AV* Rating as a pre-eminent construction law attorney, based on a national peer review system that reflects a lawyer's ability and integrity. He is also a Super Lawyer, an honor reserved to the top 5% of rated lawyers.

There are few lawyers nationwide whose combined training, experience and skill set encompasses every stage of a construction project, from pre-project services and contract development to project execution and post construction matters.

Ernest Brown has litigated major projects such as:

  • Legal Counsel: The Carquinez Suspension Bridge Project ($300 million), one of the largest Caltrans public works endeavors and California's first suspension bridge in 35 years
  • Project Counsel: John Wayne Airport, for which Mr. Brown served as project counsel from 1985-1998
  • Lead Trial Counsel: Six pipeline failures defense counsel in the largest construction defect case involving dated defective plans in Arizona history ($147 million)
  • Lead Counsel: $250 million in claims from the Nevada power plant explosion that caused six worker deaths and numerous injuries, business interruption and loss of generation capacity

Comprehensive Construction Law

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*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.