Construction Defense


Knoxville Construction Lawyers

With more than 100 years of collective experience, the construction lawyers at Butler, Vines and Babb, P.L.L.C., have successfully represented clients involved in commercial and residential construction.

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Phone: 865-637-3531

Commercial Construction

Our Knoxville construction lawyers represent owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, material suppliers and sureties involved in issues relating to commercial construction projects of all sizes. Our lawyers are experienced in handling claims involving construction defects, performance bonds, payment bonds, delay damages, personal injuries and insurance.

Residential Construction

If you are a building contractor, owner, subcontractor or lender involved in all phases of residential construction, you may need the attorneys at Butler, Vines and Babb, P.L.L.C. When disputes arise between builder, owner, subcontractor or lender, Butler, Vines and Babb is a law firm you can call on to help you resolve a dispute efficiently and cost-effectively. Our attorneys are knowledgeable concerning the licensing requirements for residential builders; the legal guarantees and warranties surrounding construction means, method and standards; and the details and nuances of the Tennessee laws addressing mechanic’s and material men’s liens. The attorneys at Butler, Vines and Babb have also arbitrated many residential and commercial construction claims.


AIA Contract Documents

In both the commercial and residential construction arenas, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has developed a series of standardized AIA Contract Documents. These instruments have defined the contractual relationships in the design and construction industry for over 120 years. They are designed to assist owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers to save time and money in streamlining the entire contract and construction process. These instruments are frequently updated to reflect current construction industry practice. As a whole, the AIA Contract Documents demonstrate a fair and balanced consideration to all parties involved.

The Knoxville attorneys at Butler, Vines and Babb are experienced in dealing with these very important instruments on behalf of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers.

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The attorneys at the firm who practice in this area are:

  • James C. Wright
  • Weldon E. Patterson
  • G. Kevin Hardin

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