Fri Apr 11, 2014
FMG Adds Partner Mike Lord
FMG is pleased to announce that Mike Lord, with 30 years’ experience in construction law and defending Architects and Engineers in E&O claim defense, has joined the firm as a Partner. Practicing law since 1983, with an emphasis on construction law, E&O claims for design and real estate professionals and commercial litigation, he comes to us from the law firm of Greenfield, Bost & Kliros.
Mr. Lord’s construction law practice includes representation of general and sub-contractors, owners and developers, architects, engineers and other design professionals in all manner of construction disputes. He has significant experience both in the contracting and drafting stage to help clients mitigate the risk of litigation and in representing clients in post-project mediation, arbitration, and lawsuits when litigation becomes unavoidable. His experience further includes breach of contract, extra work, non-payment, defective work, mechanic’s liens, delay claims, and performance and payment bonds.
Throughout his thirty years of practice, Mr. Lord also has represented insurance companies and insureds in all aspects of construction defense suits, including many involving death and severe personal injury and catastrophic property damage claims. He also has represented an array of businesses in complex commercial litigation claims in numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state court, as well as arbitration cases before the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Lord’s practice also includes on defense of construction and real estate professionals in malpractice claims. He has defended architects, engineers, surveyors, appraisers, and real estate agents in virtually every type of suit for professional negligence. For architects, he has defended matters involving schematic phase, design development, construction documents, project supervision and completion claims. For engineers, he has defended malpractice claims for design negligence, including claims regarding conceptual engineering, preliminary engineering and detailed engineering design functions.
Mr. Lord is a 1980 Morehead Scholar graduate of the University of North Carolina (B.A., with honors) and a 1983 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia Law School (J.D.). He is a member of the Georgia and Louisiana Bar Associations.