Alan E. Harris has practiced construction law for 30 years. His litigation experience includes the preparation and trial of complex construction cases involving defects and delay damages. He has reviewed hundreds of construction contracts for clients and has acted as their legal advisor to resolve construction issues before they became claims or disputes. Mr. Harris' clients range from the State of California, municipalities and special districts to design professionals and contractors. His cases have covered a wide variety of projects including office buildings, roads, waste treatment plants, cogeneration facilities, dams, powerhouses and apartment complexes.
Additionally, Mr. Harris has mediated hundreds of disputes both for his clients and as the neutral party chosen by the claimants. He also has acted as an arbitrator, court-appointed special master and expert in a large number of construction cases.
Mr. Harris is consistently ranked by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in construction law and as a top construction mediator in California. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation - Construction and is honored as the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law in San Francisco. He frequently has addressed the American Bar Association, the Construction Superconference, the Practicing Law Institute and other organizations on the subject of construction claims and defenses.