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Construction Litigation

Ryan & Wilkes, PCRyan & Wilkes, P.C. has extensive experience litigating, mediating, and arbitrating a wide range of construction-related disputes. We can capably handle claims involving substandard construction methods, inferior building materials, poor design, and breach of contract. Based in Bay Minette, we handle construction litigation in Baldwin County and throughout southwest Alabama.

Our firm litigates on behalf of or against:

  • Homeowners and condominium owners associations
  • Builders (general contractors, construction managers, and subcontractors)
  • Design professionals (architects and engineers)
  • Manufacturers and suppliers

Construction Defects
Our construction litigation attorney, Mark D. Ryan, is an accomplished trial lawyer with substantial knowledge of the construction industry and the methods or materials notorious for causing property damage. He has successfully litigated cases involving:

  • Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) - Improper design or installation of EIFS ("synthetic stucco"), enabling water intrusion that can lead to rotting of the frame, water damage to walls and flooring, and toxic mold contamination.
  • Structural defects - Improper assembly or manufacturing defects in wood frame trusses, leading to sagging or building collapse.
    Roofing defects - Water damage from faulty roof construction or defective shingles or shakes.
  • Insulated concrete forms (ICF) - If builders fail to follow application guidelines for this energy-efficient building material, moisture can be trapped in interior walls and cause structural damage and mold.
  • Termite damage - Litigation over the Wood Infestation Report (termite inspection).
  • Other construction defects - Windows or doors, insulation or vapor barriers, foundation cracks, poor drainage design.

Mr. Ryan often inspects properties himself for evidence of termites, roof damage, and water intrusion, and consults with experts in construction and manufacturing to support his clients' claims. We seek monetary compensation and/or repair of damage on behalf of affected property owners.

  • Toxic Mold Contamination - Water intrusion can ruin more than your walls and carpet. While many forms of mold are unsightly but harmless to humans, black mold and other molds can cause serious respiratory problems, neurological problems, and other health effects. We have successfully litigated personal injury claims related to mold caused by construction defects.

Construction Contract Disputes - Construction Liens

Mr. Ryan also resolves disputes between contractors, workers, and owners over contractual issues regarding substandard workmanship, completion dates, cost overruns and change orders, or payment. He files or defends against materialmen's liens and mechanic's liens sought by suppliers or subcontractors who haven't been paid by the general contractor, as well as construction liens against the property owner for failure to pay.

Many construction contracts require arbitration or mediation of these disputes. Ryan & Wilkes, P.C. offers experienced representation in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and construction litigation.

To discuss your situation and legal options, contact our Bay Minette at 251-202-7580. Appointments are also available at our Orange Beach office.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Office Location

Ryan & Wilkes, P.C.

Orange Beach Office
27267 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Suite C202
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-202-7580
Fax: 251-580-0655
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Post Office Box 528
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-202-7580
Fax: 251-580-0655


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