Civil Litigation & Construction Law

Civil Litigation

RW handles virtually every kind of matter that results in a civil lawsuit. That includes personal injury claims in which plaintiffs are seeking damages from vehicle accidents, falls, industrial accidents and injuries from any kind or products. We handles cases involving claims of libel, slander, misrepresentation, damages to reputation and fraud.

RW attorneys also handle claims for damage to real or personal property, such as that caused by fire, insurance losses or claims that some person or entity caused damage to property through any kind of negligent or intentional acts. These claims may also allege damages in the form of lost income and other business losses.

Commercial Litigation & Contract Disputes

RW also handles all manner of commercial and contract disputes. These are often claims by one company against another or against several other companies claiming that a business contract has been broken or violated. They may involve contracts for the sale of real estate, a business or assets. They may be claims related to insurance contracts. We are familiar with many common business and insurance contracts and the case law applicable to contract disputes in the state of Maine.

Many commercial disputes involve claims that a business has been damaged by practices or by actions which do not involve a written contract.

All of these diverse cases are governed by the rules of Maine’s state and federal courts with which we have decades of experience

Construction Law

Few areas cause as much litigation as construction. RW has been involved in every aspect of construction litigation. We represent local contractors who perform all of their work alone or with a handful of laborers, as well as large construction firms. We have represented homeowners, condominium associations and building owners in claims against contractors and subcontractors. We routinely represent general contractors, subcontractors, home inspectors, appraisers and real estate brokers in claims brought against them by owners or each other regarding construction defects and building problems.

We are familiar with standard contract provisions as well as the standard practices in the construction industry. We are knowledgeable about Maine law pertaining construction contracts, construction defects, mechanics liens and indemnification provisions, We know the construction experts available and we know who to use and who not to use. We are also aware of the costs involved in litigating construction disputes and seek to control the costs through early alternative dispute resolution.

Additional Practice Areas

Contract Disputes
Insurance Law
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Property and Fire Losses
Real Estate Disputes
Worker’s Compensation