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James Pringle Laurie III

James Pringle Laurie III

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Represent construction clients in complex construction litigation, lien and bond claims, and commercial transaction practice including representation of Owners, Developers, General Contractors, Specialty Trade Contractors, Suppliers, and Sureties; litigate in State and Federal courts and arbitration proceedings nationwide; litigate government contractor claims before the Boards of Contract Appeals for the Armed Services and the Veterans Administration; international construction contract and development project review for Middle Eastern, Russian Republic, Canadian, Caribbean, Tribal Sovereign Nation, and United States development projects; provide Lien Agent services; provide regulatory representation, including OSHA citation defense and EEOC complaints; license defense of construction trades before Occupational Boards; advise on commercial development projects; litigate policy holder coverage suits; litigate and arbitrate high end residential projects; lecture and publish nationally to trade associations on construction law, employment law, and general business issues; counsel services for national Construction Industry trade associations; advise on legislation drafting and lobbying activities; represent a self insurance fund; prepare and present Continuing Legal Education manuscripts and seminars on construction law; serve as court appointed Certified Arbitrator for mandatory arbitration program in Wake County District Court; Arbitrator by private appointment; Certified Federal Mediator; Expert Witness services; Publisher, "The Construction Legal Review", a quarterly review of legal developments affecting Construction Industry participants in North Carolina.



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Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 100%
    24 years


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  • R. Russell O'Rourke

    Jim is a highly regarded construction law attorney. He is a long time member of American Subcontractors Association and the ASA Attorneys Council.


    R. O'Rourke Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

9121 Anson Way Ste 200
Raleigh, NC, 27615


DCInactive 199305/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best for Mechanics Liens & Payment Bond Claims - North CarolinaCorporate America Legal Elite 20152015
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2015
Best Attorneys On Bankruptcy & Debt 14Best Attorneys On Line.com2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyThe Law Office of James P. Laurie III PLLC1999 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorStrayer University2013 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator & Mediator on Construction Industry Panel2013 - Present
American Subcontractors AssociationAttorney's Council1995 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryFormer Division Nine Steering Committee1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Owner Counsel for Construction Defect Private Arbitration over $6M ResidenceArbitration Award in favor of Client for $1.15 Million
Crane Collapse on Manufacturing Facility with $35M ClaimsDefense and Successful Negotiation of Settlement with all Parties prior to Trial.
Mediator for Construction Defects Claims in Multi-Party Litigation of Public SchoolSuccessful Mediated Settlement Achieved
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Publication nameTitleDate
SEAA Connector Magazine, Steel Erectors Association of America"OSHA Guidance to Field Inspectors for Sites with Cranes is 'Best Training Ever'"2016
Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, American Subcontractors Association"North Carolina Lien and Bond Claims"2015
ABA Forum on Construction LawBook Published: "Construction Subcontracting" Book, Chapter 2, Co-Author "Negotiation, Drafting Issues, and Strategies"2014
Carolina Subcontractor"Lien Law Revision Committee Final Report is Mixed Bag for Subcontractors and Suppliers”2012
North Carolina General Assembly SubcommtteeWhite Paper: "Proposed Legislative Change to Correct NC Lien Law for Pete Wall Case"2012
Carolina Subcontractor"Proposed NCLTA Legislation Would Allow Easy Destruction of Subcontractor Lien Rights Mid-Project By The Owner”2009
The Construction Legal Review“NC Retainage Reform For Public Projects Effective Jan 1, 2008"2008
The Construction Legal ReviewPublisher1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
OSHA School, United States Department of LaborWorkplace Safety InspectionsCertified Inspector Private Sector Safety & Health1987
Washington and Lee University School of LawEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Greensboro, Raleigh & Charlotte, Carolina Electrical Contractors Association (CECA)“Negotiating the New AIA and ConsensusDOCS Subcontract Forms”2008
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Raleigh, NC“Comparing the New AIA and ConsensusDOCS Subcontract Forms”2008
Attorneys Council, American Subcontractors Association Conference, Charleston, SC“Sureties Fail to Comply With 45 Day Deadline In AIA A312 Payment Bond And Lose Defenses”2008
Live National Webinar, American Subcontractors Association"Bidding & Negotiating the New AIA A401-2007 Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement"2007
American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas, Wrightsville Beach, NC“Flip This Clause: Avoiding Misfortune and Turning Bad Contract Clauses Into Good Clauses”2006
"Sticks and Bricks" Construction Training for Attorneys CLE“You Know Construction Law But Do You Know Construction?” Sticks and Bricks Training for Attorneys on Steel Erection2005