Choosing Flynn Riley Bailey & Pasek LLP

Specialized Construction Defect Counsel

Meet us and you are meeting the senior attorneys who will be working on your case. Richard Riley, Melissa Pasek, Kevin Canty, and Allison Andersen each have many years of experience devoted to the specialized practice of construction defect law. We know how to get your claim evaluated, presented, and resolved efficiently, and we have the respect of expert consultants, insurance adjustors, mediators, defense counsel and others actively involved in the industry.

If your association already has general counsel, we understand the temptation to hire the lawyers you already know for your construction defect work as well. You know them and trust them. They handle your day-to-day matters. But that's exactly the reason to turn to specialists like us instead. It's a matter of expertise. We focus our efforts and knowledge solely on construction defect matters. We know the law and the people inside and out. We and our forensic teams have unsurpassed expertise in identifying defective conditions and the scope and cost of repair to remediate the defects. We work together from the outset to fast track your case, manage the headaches associated with litigation, and minimize the impact of litigation on your property values and refinancing abilities.

Outstanding Communication

We work directly with you from day one. We attend all board meetings. We prepare and provide all requisite association disclosure statements. We keep you and the association membership updated every step of the way. And we do not simply hand your case off to our less experienced associates as soon as you sign up, nor are we distracted by the day-to-day demands of matters unrelated to construction defect claims & litigation. It is this personal attention to you and our singular focus on the construction defect litigation work at hand that enables us to timely resolve your case and you to get your homes repaired.

Flexible Fee Arrangements and Faster Case Resolution

Our goal is and always has been to obtain a recovery for your association as quickly as possible. We almost always work on contingency—meaning we don't get paid until you recover—and we won't drag out your case. We share your desire to move quickly and get results efficiently. Our interests are aligned at the outset and that common interest is the cornerstone of our philosophy and our reputation as results-oriented counsel.

Resolving the Defects

Pre-Litigation Resolution

Our solid reputation and relationships with builders, developers and their respective counsel and insurance adjusters enable us to establish effective pre-litigation resolution programs that can help your association resolve matters before litigation ever begins. Pre-litigation resolution saves you time and money. It minimizes the adverse effect of real estate disclosure requirements for your association members that may reduce home values, hurt sales and delay sale and refinance options.

We have successfully resolved many defect claims without the necessity of litigation and have always obtained a recovery sufficient to complete all necessary repairs to the project.

Developing Credible Claims

We pride ourselves on a personal, hands-on approach to construction defect litigation. We never just rely on construction experts' reports. We consider it our job to be experts, too. We are there during inspections and testing, alongside our expert team every step of the way to assist in the claim development process. Our forensic investigators are among the best in the industry, and we work closely with them when water testing of windows and stucco happens, samples are taken, crawlspaces and roofs are examined. We do this because it is key to determining the nature and extent of the claims and the realistic value of the potential recovery.

We are not afraid to get our hands dirty. Because whether it's One-Coat Stucco, defective Dura-Last Roofing, defective EIFS systems or PEX Piping, it pays to have a litigation team that intimately knows and understands ever-evolving construction defects firsthand.

Maximizing Recovery

Our reputation as solid construction defect lawyers and case evaluators sets us apart from other firms, and nowhere is this more evident than in your ultimate recovery. Because we are known for our diligence and expertise, when we present your defect report, the scope of necessary repairs and a cost estimate for repair of the defects, defense counsel, adjustors, and mediators listen.

We obtain a recovery adequate to make all necessary repairs to your project. And not only do we maximize the recovery of your association, we do it faster.

Resolving the Case

We see to it that your board fully understands what kind of defects were found, what kind of repairs are recommended and how much it's really going to cost. We even get bids from bonded and insured contractors so that you won't risk accepting an amount that does not cover your actual costs for the repairs.

Then, with the board's complete understanding and authority, we are fully prepared to resolve the case and maximize your recovery from the moment we head into mediation. It is a tried-and-true methodology that results in fully funded repairs and satisfied homeowners.