Bradley Arant Partner Jim Archibald Elected American College of Construction Lawyers Fellow

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Jim Archibald has been invited to join the selective American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) as a Fellow. Fellowship is offered only to those lawyers whose practice and careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, scholarship, professionalism, and collegiality, and who have demonstrated a commitment to give back to the construction industry. Mr. Archibald will be formally inducted during the ACCL’s 27th Annual Meeting, which is February 18-21 in Laguna Beach, California.

“Jim is wholly deserving of this great honor. We are proud of Jim’s many accomplishments in the realm of construction law, and we value his exceptional service to his clients, the firm and the construction industry as a whole,” said Mabry Rogers, a partner in the firm’s Construction group.

Bradley’s Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier added, “We are delighted to celebrate Jim and his accomplishments as he accepts this highly vetted honor from the American College of Construction Lawyers. Jim has undoubtedly established himself as a respected and effective voice within the realm of construction law, serving on behalf of our clients, his colleagues, and the industry. I cannot think of another individual who is more deserving.”

The ACCL is comprised of lawyers from the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and France who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law. Members must be admitted to practice law before the highest court of their respective state, territory or country, and are required to have been actively and continuously engaged in full-time practice or teaching of law for a total of no less than 15 years. The ACCL Board makes the final determination surrounding an individual’s eligibility to be invited to Fellowship.

The organization was established to improve and enhance the practice and understanding of construction law. It provides a professional forum for Fellows to explore and analyze legal and industry issues arising nationally and internationally. The ACCL twice annually publishes its Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers in order to advance readers’ understanding of complex legal issues in design and construction, and regularly sponsors industry symposia on challenges in engineering and construction on a global scale.

Mr. Archibald has been with Bradley for more than 20 years. He served as Chair of the firm’s Construction and Procurement Practice Group from 2009 to 2014, when he was elected to serve on the firm’s Managing Board. Mr. Archibald has advised clients on public and private projects, including projects administered by the U.S. State Department, the U.S. General Services Administration, and the Army Corps of Engineers. He has extensive experience prosecuting and defending differing site conditions, extra work, delay, acceleration, impact, and inefficiency claims on private and public jobs.

Mr. Archibald earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Emory University. A frequent lecturer on construction law topics, Mr. Archibald presented at the American Bar Association’s Construction Super Conference in 2013 and 2014, and at the ALFA Construction Law seminar in 2014. He has been listed in Best Lawyers for Litigation-Construction from 2009 to 2016.

Contact: Vivian Hood