Attorney Details

John W. Morris - Partner

JOHN W. MORRIS practices in the areas of construction litigation, surety and fidelity coverage litigation, bankruptcy law, environmental litigation, and subrogation cases involving construction-defect and builders’ risk matters.

Representative clients include public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, utility and heavy highway contractors, completing sureties, and contract and commercial sureties, general liability, property, and builders’ risk underwriters facing construction disputes and project completion issues, and primary, umbrella, and excess insurers.

Mr. Morris’ environmental experience pertains to contractor pollution liability cases and cost-cap issues, as well as related compliance and litigation matters.  Mr. Morris also concentrates in the area of federal procurement involving bid protests, negotiation of change orders and equitable adjustment claims, as well as the prosecution of such claims through the Board of Contract Appeals and the Federal Court of Claims.

Mr. Morris is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort & Insurance Practice Section, as well as the Public Contract Law Section.  There he is also a member of the Surety & Fidelity Law Committee and its Environmental Subcommittee.  Mr. Morris is also a member of the National Bond Claim Association and is a frequent speaker and panelist for that Association.  In addition, Mr. Morris is a member of the Defense Research Institute and is also a member of the following committees:  Construction Defect Committee, Construction Insurance Coverage Committee, Construction Law Committee, Contract and Delay Claims Committee, and Fidelity and Surety Committee.  Mr. Morris has also been a lecturer at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.