Jim Prichard co-chairs the Ball Janik LLP construction law practice, and is a member of the firm's management committee. Jim was named one of the Portland Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for 2015, and has been recognized in Super Lawyers magazine since 2010.
Jim has a broad construction practice, including all forms of payment and performance dispute resolution, contract drafting and negotiation, and public project and government contract issues. He is perhaps best known for representing property owners in complex residential and commercial construction defect and property damage disputes. He has recovered nearly $250,000,000 for his clients, and has successfully tried construction defect cases to juries in Oregon and Washington.
Jim handles commercial litigation matters and represents policy holders on insurance matters. He also provides general counsel to businesses including developers, commercial property owners and operators, managers and brokers, contractors, design professionals, suppliers and manufacturers.
Additionally, Jim has a growing community association law practice. He provides general counsel to community associations in Oregon and Washington, and handles collections. Jim also handles litigation matters, with a concentration on real estate and governing document disputes, construction defects, and insurance coverage.
Jim is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington and California, and handles select matters throughout the United States. He is currently handling several multi-million dollar disputes in Utah and Florida.
In 2013, Jim created a private foundation called Shelter Oregon, which supports organizations that provide (1) shelter and services to homeless families, (2) affordable housing and services to needy families, and (3) shelter and care for animals. Shelter Oregon is an Oregon non-profit corporation, and recognized by the IRS as a charitable organization. Contact Jim to learn more about Shelter Oregon.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.