Construction projects are often capital intensive. To protect their investments, clients usually establish contracts with the construction company and other parties involved, indicating terms and outlining what to expect. If one party defaults on any of its contractual obligations or the project doesn't turn out as planned, disputes may arise. Resolving such disputes requires understanding the interests of all parties involved - business owners, contractors, and developers - and what may be at stake.

If you're involved in a dispute with a construction company or the construction team has failed to uphold their end of the deal, retaining a knowledgeable California construction litigation attorney is crucial to protect your best interests.

At Leet Law, we are committed to offering comprehensive legal guidance and reliable representation to business owners in all kinds of construction lawsuits, including claims for breach of contract, contract errors, abandoned projects, negligence, deceptive trade practices, payment issues, and defective products. Our team will fight diligently to protect your best interests, represent you vigorously throughout the court proceedings, and help resolve such legal issues quickly and productively.

Leet Law is proud to represent business owners, property owners, general contractors, real estate developers, subcontractors, and skilled laborers across San Jose, California, and throughout Oakland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and the rest of the Bay Area.

Common Causes of Construction Litigation

Any party involved in a construction project faces an increased possibility of being involved in a legal issue. Some of the common causes of construction litigation include:

  • Contract errors or omissions
  • Construction project delays
  • Quality of work/construction
  • Materials used
  • Noncompliance with contract terms, such as poor performance or failure to perform
  • Abandoned project (did not finish)
  • Nonpayment or payment disputes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Negligence or misconduct
  • Workplace injuries or construction site accidents

When involved in a legal issue or dispute pertaining to a construction project, getting effective legal advocacy is crucial to protect your best interests. An experienced attorney can enlighten you about the available dispute resolution options to resolve the legal issues.

Dispute Resolution Options

Resolving legal disputes involving construction projects requires interacting with the client, contractor, other parties involved, and any existing agreement. Here are some possible resolution approaches to settle construction legal issues:


Mediation requires all the parties involved to come together to discuss a feasible resolution. A third-party neutral - usually a mediation attorney or mediator- will help negotiate with the parties and facilitate a possible compromise.


If mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods are not pursued or otherwise don't achieve desired results, litigation may be the last recourse. A court hearing will be scheduled where the parties - or their legal representatives - will present their cases. A judge can help resolve the legal issue through a court trial.

How Legal Counsel Can Help

Disputes may arise at any phase of the construction process. Whether you're dealing with a dispute in the planning stages, at the project's start, or close to completion, or a dispute regarding performance after completion, resolving such disputes often involves a lot of complexities. Therefore, when involved in construction litigation, it is crucial that you hire an experienced construction litigation attorney to help protect your rights and determine the best recourse.

At Leet Law, our attorneys have the experience, skill, and diligence to guide and represent clients - property owners, general contractors, real estate developers, subcontractors, and skilled laborers - in construction litigation matters. As your legal counsel, we can evaluate your unique situation and help you understand your available dispute resolution options.

Using our in-depth understanding of construction laws, our attorneys can help guide you through the often complex legal proceedings. Whether you are considering mediation, arbitration, or litigation, our team can fight vigorously to protect your best interests.

Construction Litigation Attorneys Serving San Jose, California

If you're involved in a legal issue with a contractor, contact Leet Law today to schedule a simple case assessment. Our skilled attorneys can offer you the knowledgeable legal counsel, advocacy, and vigorous representation you need to make intelligent decisions when resolving legal issues. We're proud to represent business owners in San Jose, California, and throughout Oakland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and the rest of the Bay Area.