For over 100 years, construction clients have been represented by Schwabe.

industry relationships

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Associated General Contractors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter (AGC)

Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Southwest Contractors Association (SWCA)

highly ranked

Tier 1

Construction Law Portland OR

Tier 1

Litigation, Construction Portland OR

What our clients say

“The understanding of the construction world dynamics is what differentiates Schwabe from other firms I work with.”

Russ Batzer, Batzer Construction


  • Litigated a construction dispute over failed concrete, mitigated loss and limited liability.
  • Contributed as part of a multi-million-dollar construction dispute to obtain a favorable arbitration award that declared a termination for cause was wrongful and awarded damages for breach of contract and implied warranties.
  • Obtained a unanimous jury verdict on a six-figure bond claim relating to work performed on a public works construction project on behalf of a specialty subcontractor.
  • Prosecuted and resolved delay and impact claims for commercial general contractor against school district and successfully defended claims by subcontractors.
  • Resolved a water-penetration construction-defect claim through settlement.
  • Defended and resolved claims ‎involving one of the largest ‎construction defect projects in ‎Oregon and more than ‎‎20 represented parties.‎
  • ‎Obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims against a ‎nationwide ‎manufacturer of EIFS ‎systems on a statute of limitations ‎defense. The plaintiff ‎dismissed the case on appeal. ‎
  • ‎‎Negotiated recovery of repair and replacement costs for our ‎client, a ‎national social service charity, ‎from the general contractor, ‎flooring ‎manufacturer, and flooring installation contractor after the failure ‎of an ‎engineered ‎sports court floor in a regional recreational facility in Idaho.  ‎

Big River Construction Wins Compensation Battle

When Big River Construction Inc. needed help pursuing payment for the successful completion of a complex wastewater treatment project, Schwabe had their backs the whole way.

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