Construction Law

We wrote the book—literally—on construction law in Mississippi

Mockbee Ellis, P.A. specializes in construction law matters.  Our partner attorneys combined have more than 60 years of experience and success in this area of law, and provide the highest quality counseling and legal services to participants in the construction industry.  Attorney David W. Mockbee, President of Mockbee Ellis, P.A., is a leading authority in the field and has authored Mississippi Construction Law, considered to be a definitive treatise on construction law in Mississippi.

We handle all aspects of construction law regarding all types of public and private projects including:

  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Change order negotiation
  • Project delivery systems
  • Financing agreements
  • Claims avoidance and resolution procedures
  • Risk assessment and allocation
  • Risk management and control programs
  • Surety bond claims
  • Claims preparation and negotiation
  • Litigation, dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation
  • Insurance Coverage Issues

We service a broad client base

The attorneys of Mockbee Ellis, P.A. represent local, regional, national and international clients, including:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Subcontractors
  • General contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Builders
  • Owners

We serve our clients with dedication to developing a thorough understanding of the construction process and the businesses involved in it.  Our attorneys have practical experience in building construction and engineering, which benefits our clients at every stage of the construction process, from inception of the project to the sale of the completed product.

Construction law involves many other fields of law, such as business law, employment law, contract law and personal injury law.  The attorneys of Mockbee Ellis, P.A. are well versed and experienced in all of these fields and provide our clients with the comprehensive and knowledgeable services required.  Because a large portion of construction work is undertaken by the federal, state and local governments, these projects involve, and are governed by, unique and particular laws, principles and legal procedures.  The attorneys of Mockbee Ellis, P.A. also have extensive experience with government contract law.

When disputes arise, the attorneys of Mockbee Ellis, P.A. are there to help resolve the issues before they result in protracted litigation.  When claims cannot be avoided, our attorneys use their extensive skills to develop, present and defend construction claims that include:

  • Contract disputes
  • Changed work
  • Delays
  • Unforeseen conditions
  • Workmanship issues
  • Construction defects
  • Products liability
  • Construction accidents