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My legal practice is concentrated on business and construction matters,
including litigation, arbitration, and mediation of contract and
property disputes, construction lien and surety bond claims, and
disputes involving owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and

I also represent clients who perform engineering and construction work
for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD), and who otherwise
specialize in water and wastewater construction.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 75%
    21 years
  2. Business: 25%
    21 years



Hourly ($285-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Cavanaugh & Quesada, PLC

1027 S Washington Ave
Ste A
Royal Oak, MI, 48067


MIActive And In Good Standing199505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorEastern Michigan University2013 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
CAM - Construction Association of MichiganMember2008 - Present
MCA DetroitAssociate Member2006 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationConstruction Panel Member2006 - Present
AGC of MichiganAssociate Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Morris Pumps v Centerline Piping, et al.Trial court ruling affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Contractor's Guide to Michigan Construction Law (3rd Ed)Chapter 2 - Changes and Differing Site Conditions2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceBA1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional Development Day (Feb 24, 2011)Bid Protests2011
Professional Development Day (March 5, 2010)Legal Aspects of Project Management2010