Northeast Ohio Construction Litigators

Experienced Construction Law Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio

The attorneys at McNeal, Schick, Archibald & Biro Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio, immerse themselves in these complex cases. We delve into every blueprint, feasibility study, scale model, and stacks of expert reports so that we understand every detail relevant to your case.

We offer a full range of legal services for our construction clients, including legal opinion letters and pre-suit assistance. And when conflicts occur - whether due to unfulfilled contracts, construction site accidents, design defects, time delays or environmental problems - we use sophisticated negotiation skills and sharp courtroom acumen to protect our clients' professional reputations and company assets.

Our construction law attorneys have successfully represented construction companies and professionals in all types of defect cases, including:

  • ● Asphalt
  • ● Balcony/Deck failure
  • ● Crawlspaces
  • ● Fireplaces
  • ● Floors/Ceiling failure
  • ● Noise intrusion
  • ● Roof leaks
  • ● Shower installation failure
  • ● Soil subsidence
  • ● Toxic mold
  • ● Shear walls
  • ● Below-grade walls
  • ● Retaining walls
  • ● Hold downs
  • ● Windows
  • ● Flashing failure
  • ● Sliding glass doors
  • ● Wood rot

The attorneys at McNeal Schick are frequently called upon to defend construction professionals accused of malpractice. Here, our experience with all aspects of construction law combines with our attorneys' successful work in all types of professional malpractice cases - allows us to offer our clients skillful and knowledgeable defense.

In professional malpractice cases, the insured often has much more control over the outcome of the case because professional liability insurance usually contains a settlement clause giving the insured final say over decisions such as whether or not to settle. Our attorneys work hand-in-hand with the construction professionals we represent, because we understand that successful defense of a malpractice case has a major impact on our clients' professional future.

Construction companies work hard to prevent job site accidents from occurring, and McNeal Schick collaborates with our construction clients to interpret safety regulations, meet inspection requirements and implement effective job safety programs. Even with these safeguards in place, construction accidents do happen. When they do, McNeal Schick investigates every aspect of the accident to determine who should properly bear responsibility. If another party is at fault, we vigorously defend our clients to protect them from liability. In those unfortunate cases where our client is responsible, we negotiate fiercely to limit financial pay-outs while ensuring that the victim is adequately compensated. We have successfully defended our clients against the following types of construction site accidents and injuries:

  • ● Falls from scaffolding and other heights
  • ● Injuries caused by falling or moving equipment
  • ● Electrocution
  • ● Exposure to chemicals like asbestos
  • ● Injuries caused by defective or unsafe equipment
  • ● Lifting injuries
  • ● Repetitive stress injuries

Insurance carriers and construction professionals with questions about construction law are warmly invited to contact the attorneys at McNeal Schick for a timely response and professional assistance. We can be reached by telephone at 216-621-9870 or at

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McNeal Schick Archibald & Biro Co., L.P.A.
4608 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Phone: 216-621-9870
Fax: 216-522-1112