Construction Defect Litigation

Construction Defect Litigation


In today’s litigious environment, post-completion defect claims are inevitable, and the attorneys at Kelley Kronenberg stand ready to zealously defend our clients from these claims. Our attorneys have handled cases involving a wide range of structures, including: 

  • Apartment Buildings 
  • Condominiums 
  • Hotels 
  • Mixed-use 
  • Office Buildings 
  • Retail 
  • Single-family Home Developments 
  • Warehouses 

Our dedicated Construction Defect Team is well-versed in handling claims related to various types of defects, such as: 

  • Building Envelope Failures 
  • Concrete Failures 
  • Electrical 
  • Foundation Issues 
  • Mechanical 
  • Mold Intrusion 
  • Plumbing 
  • Soils 
  • Structural Failures 
  • Waterproofing Coatings 
  • Windows 

We proudly serve as panel counsel for major insurance carriers, and third-party administrators. Our attorneys understand the significant costs involved in construction defect litigation and offer cost-effective strategies and solutions. We aim to resolve cases as soon as it is practical, including during the pre-suit process governed by Florida Statutes Chapter 558. 

Coverage and Bad Faith 

Construction defect claims invariably involve complicated coverage issues such as “occurrences,” “property damage,” triggers of coverage, and the application of common policy exclusions. Our attorneys are experienced in interpreting standard ISO and manuscript liability policies and offering sound coverage opinions on a carrier’s duties and obligations to its insured under the policy, including the duty to defend. We are also often tasked with counseling insurance carriers on the propriety of their conduct to minimize or avoid bad faith claims.