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Larry Watkins

Construction and development Attorney at Little Rock, AR

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Larry O. Watkins, Larry O. Watkins Jr.

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About Larry

Learn Larry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Arkansas Construction Law Related Agreements Ranging from $1MM to $1.3BB: - Construction Contracts - Design-build, EPC, EPCM, Traditional - Design Contracts - Equipment Agreements - Subcontracts - Construction Bonds & Insurance - Term Sheet/MOU

    16 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    - Construction Joint Venture - AIA, EJCDC, DBIA, ConsensusDocs - Public-Private Partnerships (Arkansas, National, International); PPP, P3 - Construction & Vendor Agreements - IP & Licensing Agreements - Operating Agreements (Construction) - RFP/RFQ

    16 years

  3. Litigation
    Construction Litigation Amounts in Dispute $320k to $200MM: - Design Defect - Construction Defect - Breach of Contract - Construction Schedule Delays - Liens & Lien Waiver - Contractor License - Diff. Site Conditions - Payment and Change Order - OSHA

    12 years

  4. Arbitration
    American Arbitration Association Construction Industry - Arbitrator and AAA Construction Panelist - Party Advocate in Construction Arbitrations - Construction Breach of Contract - Construction Defect - Design Defect - Site Conditions - Schedule Delay

    12 years

  5. Mediation
    American Arbitration Association Construction Industry - Mediator and AAA Construction Panelist - Party Advocate in Construction Mediations - Construction Breach of Contract - Construction Defect - Design Defect - Site Conditions - Schedule Delay

    16 years

  6. Project finance
    - Public-Private Partnership (P3, PPP) Finance, Contract Structure - Project Finance/Structured Finance (Construction) - Water Projects Municipal Bond Deal - Traditional Construction Loan - Federal Grants/Loans for Projects - Vendor Financed Project

    9 years

All construction projects have risks, and having the right legal counsel is paramount. Clients know Larry for his expertise in construction contracts, finance, regulation, litigation, mediation, and arbitration. Yet, it is his understanding of the construction business that makes him invaluable.


Larry's experience in construction and construction contracts began long before he was attorney. Prior to becoming a construction attorney, he was a project superintendent, project engineer, project manager, and senior project contracts manager for  the largest construction, architecture, and engineering companies in the United States. With 20 plus years in the construction industry, Larry's knowledge of and experience with every aspect of commercial, industrial, and energy projects make him an invaluable asset.


Larry has worked as an attorney for a large law firm and as corporate counsel for one of the largest engineering & construction companies in the world, providing legal counsel for local, national, and international projects and construction disputes. He is a panel American Arbitration Association Arbitrator & Mediator. Larry has extensive legal experience with construction litigation, construction claims, consulting contracts, design agreements, construction contracts,  project finance, supply agreements, project counsel, construction business and tax matters, and construction regulatory, licensing, and lien matters. Larry also provides legal counsel on contract structures for large projects, including project delivery methods (design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager, EPC & EPCM). As one of the only attorneys in the State of Arkansas who has worked on public-private partnership transactions deals and project development, Larry supplies administrative and transactional guidance to clients on public-private partnership projects.


In addition to construction law matters, Larry also provides general corporate law and OSHA legal services, such as compliance counsel and citation representation & appeal counsel. Larry is publishes often in construction publications, is a corporate contract advisory attorney for LexisNexis, and is an adjunct professor of construction law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law.

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Licensed for 9 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Larry

Larry Watkins
425 W Capitol Ave Ste 3700
Little Rock, AR, 72201-3465


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Roger | December 24, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Tower Lease
Larry Watkins assisted G5 Internet with a tower lease agreement and tax matters. I was very pleased with the quality of the counsel.
Posted by Travis | December 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Construction Manager Cost-Plus Contract
Larry Watkins did a great job drafting a construction manager cost-plus contract for me.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Contracts Lawyer
Larry was a great help in the contract process. He went the extra mile to make sure the contract was written the way I needed.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Contract counsel
Mr. Watkins was my contract counsel on an agreement. He was very responsive and analytical.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Counsel - Construction Law Group
  • Dover Dixon Horne
  • 2017 - Present
  • Professor of Construction Law
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, Little Rock
  • 2017 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel - Construction Law
  • Abengoa USA
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney - Construction Law
  • Barber, McCaskill, Jones & Hale
  • 2011 - 2014
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  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • M. Eng. - Master's of Engineering (Construction Engineering)
  • 2018
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, Little Rock
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Construction Disputes
  • Successful Representation
  • Construction Transactions
  • Successful Representation
  • Project Types - Construction Industry Contracts
  • Successful Representation


  • Construction Executive Magazine
  • Writer
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors (AR) AGC Blueprint Magazine
  • Writer
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Council of Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Design-build Institute of America (DBIA)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association - Construction Industry Forum
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors (Arkansas)
  • Legislative Committee
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate
  • Associated General Contractors (Arkansas)
  • 2017


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Speaking Engagements

  • Associated General Contractors of Arkansas Meeting
  • Construction Lawyers in Construction
  • 2017
  • Novus Meeting
  • Project Delivery Methods - Contract Structures
  • 2016

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Little Rock Construction and development Lawyer Larry Watkins
Larry Watkins
Construction and development Attorney
Little Rock, AR
Licensed for 9 years