Jim Archibald has been a construction lawyer at Bradley for over 30 years, serving as the practice group leader of the firm’s Construction Practice Group from 2009 to 2014, when he was elected to serve on the firm’s Managing Board, where he served from 2014 to 2021.
Jim has been a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers since 2016. He is currently serving a three-year term on the Board of Governors for the ACCL. He is also a Fellow with the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Jim has tried or arbitrated over 30 construction cases to final verdict or award, including cases involving delay and acceleration claims, differing site conditions, changes, extra work, disputed terminations, over-inspections, defective work, liquidated damages, consequential damages, performance test disputes, and joint venture disputes. Recent cases include:
Jim was a founding member of the Construction Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, serving as the chair of that section in 2014-2015. He taught Construction Law with Bradley partner Wally Sears as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law from 2002 to 2014.
In addition to representing clients in mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Jim serves as a mediator, assisting lawyers and their clients in achieving successful resolutions in construction disputes.