The Top 15 Virginia Construction Law Cases That Every Practitioner Should Know (2014) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 5/31/2017


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the May 2014 webcast, The Top 15 Virginia Construction Law Cases That Every Practitioner Should Know.

Topics covered include:

  • Surety issues
  • Bond claims
  • “No damage for delay”
  • “Pay if paid” clauses
  • The Economic Loss Rule
  • Actual notice issues
  • First material breach
  • Indemnity/flow down
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Damages
  • Tort vs. contract claims
  • The Spearin Doctrine
  • Architects/engineers

This seminar is imperative for your practice — regardless of whether you are an experienced construction law attorney or a new practitioner in the field. During this two-hour interactive program, Shannon Briglia, Brett Marston, and Robert Dietz will provide an efficient overview of the case law that every construction lawyer should know. They will address some new case law from the past year, as well as fundamental opinions that are regularly relied upon by judges and other practitioners. Do not miss this opportunity to refresh your understanding of some of the most important decisions for your practice, while also gaining an efficient summary of the latest construction law cases.


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Shannon J. Briglia, Briglia McLaughlin, PLLC / Vienna
Robert J. Dietz, Briglia McLaughlin, PLLC / Vienna
Spencer M. Wiegard, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP / Roanoke

Shannon J. Briglia, Briglia McLaughlin, PLLC / Vienna
Noted by the well-regarded Chambers USA for her outstanding success in representing construction and surety clients, Shannon J. Briglia is also ranked by her peers as a construction “Superlawyer” in Virginia and the District of Columbia.  She focuses her practice on advising construction industry participants in risk management and disputes.  Ms. Briglia has litigated construction contract disputes and surety cases in federal and state courts in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Michigan, Florida, and Texas, and has presented arbitrations and mediations before panels and solo neutrals in many of the 50 states.  She also assists construction clients with general corporate and employment law matters. 

Ms. Briglia is an active member of the ABA’s Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, the Forum on Construction, the Defense Research Institute, and the International Association of Defense Counsel.  She is a member of the Virginia State Bar’s Board of Directors of the Construction and Public Contracts Section.  She has authored numerous articles and book chapters and speaks regularly to industry groups on construction and surety topics.

Robert J. Dietz, Briglia McLaughlin, PLLC / Vienna
Robert J. Dietz is Of Counsel to BrigliaMcLaughlin, PLLC, a law firm providing innovative legal services to government contractors and construction industry participants throughout the country, primarily owners, contractors, subcontractors, and sureties. A transplanted Floridian, Mr. Dietz earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in 2000 and his juris doctorate from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 2004. During law school, he was a member of the Washington & Lee Law Review and the Moot Court Executive Board. Prior to joining BrigliaMcLaughlin, Mr. Dietz served first as a judicial law clerk in Maryland. Thereafter, he worked with two other construction firms in the D.C. metro area, gaining expertise in the areas of construction law, government contracts, and surety defense. He has represented public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and sureties on a variety of complex matters, and has successfully litigated cases in favor of these clients in federal and state courts throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Spencer M. Wiegard, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP / Roanoke
Spencer Wiegard is a partner with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP. He is a member of Gentry Locke’s Construction Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Spencer focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and construction litigation. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, trade contractors, suppliers and design professionals. As part of his construction law practice, Spencer counsels and advises his clients concerning a range of legal issues, including contract drafting and negotiation, mechanic's liens, surety bond claims, professional and occupational licensing issues, OSHA issues, and claims. Spencer's construction litigation practice involves the litigation of breach of contract disputes, payment disputes, claims, construction defect disputes, design defect disputes, mechanic's lien enforcement actions, payment bond claims, OSHA enforcement actions, and professional and occupational regulatory matters. Spencer is a member of the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, and a member of the Legislative Committee for the Associated General Contractors of Virginia, and a member of the Executive Committee for the Roanoke/Southwest Virginia District of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia. Spencer has been named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of construction litigation for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Spencer lives in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife, Courtney and his two daughters, Elliott and Brynne.

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