Four Bradley Partners Selected as Fellows of Construction Lawyers Society of America

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s partners, Jim Archibald, Ian P. Faria, E. Mabry Rogers and David K. Taylor, have been selected as Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA).

“We congratulate Jim, Ian, Mabry and David on their professional achievements and successes that have garnered them invitation to the prestigious Fellowship of the Construction Lawyers Society of America,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier.

The CLSA is an invitation-only, international honorary association of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields. Fellowship is limited and selective. Lawyers are invited into Fellowship based upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in construction law at both the trial and appellate levels. The CLSA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy and ethical standards in construction law and fostering a scholarly and advanced exchange of ideas in all practices related to the specialty.

A construction lawyer with Bradley for almost 22 years, Mr. Archibald currently is a member of the firm’s Managing Board and previously served as the leader of the firm’s Construction and Procurement Practice Group. He 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. He is based in the firm’s Birmingham office.

Mr. Faria is managing partner of Bradley’s Houston office, where his practice is focused on commercial, industrial and residential construction law. He represents developers, general contractors, subcontractors, homebuilders, homeowners, business owners and individuals in a variety of disputes, as well as in Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance and investigation matters. He has extensive trial experience conducting jury and bench trials, as well as arbitrations, from homeowner claims to multimillion- and multibillion-dollar commercial projects throughout Texas.

Mr. Rogers focuses his practice in complex construction or procurement matters. He has been involved in a great deal of complex litigation throughout the country and has assisted in negotiations of large construction projects at the front-end, representing owners, lenders, designers and contractors. He also frequently has served as an arbitrator and as a mediator. He is based in the firm’s Birmingham office.

Mr. Taylor leads Bradley’s construction group in its Nashville, Tenn., office. For more than 30 years, he has been a commercial litigator with an emphasis on construction and real estate dispute resolution. He has tried cases and disputes for clients in more than 25 states and advises clients on the “front end” of a commercial project on forms and types of contracts. He also has a national "neutrals" practice and has been chosen more than 350 times by lawyers all over the country to help them either settle their clients’ disputes through mediation or to render binding decisions as an arbitrator.