Bradley Continues Atlanta Growth with Addition of Accomplished Construction Attorneys

John Spangler and Deborah Cazan Join Firm's Esteemed Construction Practice

Firm News

Bradley is pleased to announce the addition of highly regarded construction partners John I. Spangler III and Deborah Cazan to the firm’s newly launched Atlanta office.

“John and Debbie are the perfect complement to our accomplished roster of Atlanta attorneys. Coming from an award-winning construction practice at their previous firm, they bring outstanding reputations and significant experience handling complex construction claims across the U.S.,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “We are proud of our position as the leading construction law firm in the nation and the top talent we continue to attract to our construction team of more than 80 attorneys.”

“We’re honored to be a part of Bradley's entry into Georgia. The opportunity to combine each of our respective nationally recognized construction practices and the ability to serve clients on a global scale made Bradley the ideal platform for our practices,” said Mr. Spangler.

“We are eager to contribute to the firm’s impressive history of construction work and to serve as an important component in furthering Bradley’s presence and success across the country,” Ms. Cazan added.

Mr. Spangler joins from Alston & Bird as a partner in Bradley’s Construction Practice Group. He has more than 35 years of experience handling construction matters, including the negotiating and drafting of construction agreements, EPC, design-build, program management, and engineering agreements, and he regularly represents owners, contractors and design professionals in disputes, including jury trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Mr. Spangler has defended and prosecuted all types of construction-related claims, including bid and procurement protests and government contracting disputes. On the transactional side, he handles teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, design-build, general contractor and construction management contracts, architectural and engineering agreements, and program management and project management agreements. Mr. Spangler has been ranked in Chambers USA as a leading construction attorney in Georgia since 2003 and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2004. He is a founding member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Construction Law Section and is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry.

Ms. Cazan also joins from Alston & Bird as a partner in the firm’s Construction Practice Group. She has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in complex, high-profile litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction, development, and real-estate related disputes, including claims for delay, acceleration, interference, defective construction, defective design, scope changes and other issues. She also drafts and negotiates construction agreements, EPC, design-build, project management and engineering agreements. Ms. Cazan has been recognized for her construction practice in Chambers USA since 2016 and in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2018. She serves on the board of directors for the Construction Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

Bradley’s Atlanta office opened on May 1 with more than 20 lawyers practicing across a broad spectrum of industries and practice areas, including real estate, healthcare, litigation, corporate M&A, franchise, securities, labor and employment, and financial services, among others. Housed in the Promenade Tower in Midtown Atlanta, the new office is the firm’s first location in Georgia and the 11th office in its footprint.

Bradley’s Construction Practice Group has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as the nation’s “Law Firm of the Year” for Litigation – Construction for 2023 and for Construction Law in 2022, 2020, and 2018, a designation only given to one law firm in the country per legal practice area each year. The firm’s construction attorneys counsel clients on projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as more than 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South America.