Construction Law





For Everything Involving Chattanooga Commercial, Residential And Public Works Construction
The Construction Law Practice at McKoon, Williams, Atchley & Stanley, PLLC has significant expertise in all aspects of construction, from contract negotiation through litigation. We work closely with experts in the construction field to assist clients in understanding and evaluating their contracts, claims and litigation strategy. We stay informed on all of the latest changes in Tennessee and federal law, statutes and regulations as well as helping to shape the ever-changing legal environment surrounding the construction industry.

A construction law attorney can assist you with any legal concern regarding the construction process, including:

Commercial, residential and public works projects
Construction and design contracts
OCIP, CCIP, builder's risk, CGL and other construction insurance programs
Contractor licensure
Contractor labor law
Design team errors and omissions
Change order disputes
Delay, disruption and productivity claims
Unforeseen site conditions
Construction claims and dispute resolution
Contractor-subcontractor disputes
Mechanic's liens and stop-notice actions
Prompt payment claims
Payment claims
Construction defect claims
False claims
State and federal claim resolution schemes








Effective, Efficient Legal Representation
Whether you are a general contractor, subcontractor, vendor, supplier, owner or developer, a construction law attorney from our firm will assist you in effectively and efficiently resolving your disputes. We can negotiate a contract, communicate your claims to the owner, developer or general contractor, assist you with being paid, remove or file mechanic's liens and stop notices, engage in informal dispute resolution, and, if necessary, protect your interests by filing or defending against a lawsuit.

As professional trial attorneys, we know how to successfully navigate the legal hurdles that are between you and the resolution of your dispute. After discussing the possible resolution scenarios with you during a consultation, we will develop a plan for the case. During the course of the case, we will keep you apprised of the case's progress and will discuss with you any modifications that may be necessary depending on the other party's litigation decisions. Ever mindful of your budget, we will work to resolve your case in a timely manner.

We are professional trial lawyers. During our many years of practice, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients through informal dispute resolution, mediation, settlement, administrative proceedings, arbitration and trial. We understand all aspects of the construction industry and will help you find a solution to your legal problem.



Mr. McKoon is a seasoned litigator having represented clients at both the state and federal level in disputes such as unfair competition, raiding claims, gender, race and national origin harassment and discrimination claims, suits to enforce non-competition, non-solicitation, and "shop rights" provisions, protection of trade secrets, breaches of contract, audit malpractice, conversion, probate and estate disputes, and various torts including catastrophic injury claims.
Attorney, Clayton M. Whittaker is an attorney licensed in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Admitted to the highest courts of these states, the Supreme Court of the United States, the 6th and 11th Circuits courts of appeals, and the District Courts in the Eastern District of Tennessee and the Northern District of Georgia, he has represented clients in these courts throughout his 27 years of the practice of law.