Ball Janik LLP is a mid-sized, nimble law firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest with offices in Portland, Oregon and Orlando, Florida.  Ball Janik has robust experience in Construction Law, offering clients services in Construction, Construction Litigation, Construction Defect, Real Estate and Land Use.

Design and Construction

We negotiate and document design and construction arrangements, including procurements, bids, contracts, alternative contracting methods, and joint venture arrangements.


Ball Janik LLP represents clients in all aspects of construction disputes, including preliminary resolution, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Our Construction Defect practice relies on a large and experienced team of aggressive and creative litigators skilled at prosecuting and defending design and construction defect claims. Our practice in this area is growing regionally and nationally. We represent owners of a variety of buildings, including single-family residences, subdivisions, condominiums/townhomes, apartments, hotels, schools, retirement facilities, retail stores, offices and shopping centers. As plaintiff’s counsel, we have secured tens of millions of dollars in judgments and settlements for clients.

We also defend developers and general contractors from design and construction defect claims, and work with these clients to develop and implement risk management practices.

Insurance Recovery

Our attorneys are well known for successfully asserting claims for insurance recovery in construction disputes, including recovery for attorneys’ fees and losses.

Risk Management

Our attorneys regularly provide risk management advice and other counsel to owners and contractors seeking to prevent or handle claims.

About Construction Law Watch

Construction Law Watch is a blog underwritten by Ball Janik LLP. The blog is dedicated to reporting on legal topics pertinent to the construction industry and those affected by it – be it owners, developers, or community associations. We welcome your comments and hope you find the blog to be insightful and a useful resource.

About Ball Janik

Ball Janik LLP is a law firm with a strong history in construction, construction defect, real estate, development and litigation. We represent owners, developers, community associations, public agencies, governmental institutions, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and material suppliers in all phases of the construction process. Our representation has covered a wide range of projects, including office towers, retail, industrial and other commercial structures, road and infrastructure projects, subdivisions, condominiums, and apartments, hotels, hospitals and retirement facilities, military facilities, schools and other public projects, and sports facilities.