Attorneys

Steven Zwierzynski

Steven Zwierzynski

Steven focuses his practice on the representation of general and specialty contractors, providing counsel for contract review, bid protests, claims negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. For over twenty years, he has been involved in a large variety of public and private projects, including schools, hospitals, office buildings, high technology, industrial, and commercial.

Practice Areas:
Construction Law
Real Estate
Contract Preparation, Negotiation, and Administration
Government Contracts
Commercial Litigation
Insurance and Surety Bonds

Education:
B.B.A., University of Iowa, 1986
J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 1990

Courts:
Oregon State Courts
Washington State Court
U.S. District Court, Oregon
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Organizations:
Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Forum on the Construction Industry

Presentation and Publications:
“Private Construction Contracts: General Principles,” Construction Law, Chapter 4, Oregon State Bar (2011)
“State and Local Public Construction Contracting Source Book – Oregon,” American Bar Association (2001);
“General Principles of Construction Contracts: Public and Private, Bid and Negotiated,” Construction Law, Chapter 4, Oregon State Bar (Supplement 1992);
“Construction Arbitration,” Arbitration and Mediation, Chapter 7, Oregon State Bar (Supplement 1992)

John Daniel Gragg

John Daniel Gragg

Dan’s practice is focused primarily on evaluating and resolving construction disputes, which often involve complex, multi-party cases on both public and private projects. He has litigated claims involving courthouses, wastewater treatment facilities, commercial buildings, hospitals, and schools. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on legal construction issues.

Practice Areas:
Construction Law
Real Estate
Contract Preparation, Negotiation, and Administration
Government Contracts
Commercial Litigation
Insurance and Surety Bonds

Education:
B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1992
J.D., University of Miami, 1995

Courts:
Oregon State Courts
Washington State Court
Arizona State Courts
U.S. District Court, Oregon
U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Washington
U.S. District Court, Western District, Washington
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Organizations:
Chairperson, Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section
Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Arizona State Bar Association
Member, Court of Federal Claims
Member, Forum on the Construction Industry

Presentation and Publications:
Speaker Oregon Construction Law – Areas of Your Subcontract That Might Need Updating (2014)
Speaker Oregon Construction Law – Bid Protests (2006)
Speaker Oregon Construction Law – Creating a Contract You Can Live With (2007)
Speaker – Fundamentals of Construction Contracts (2004-2007)
“Oregon Construction Law CLE, Chapter on OSHA,” Oregon State Bar, Author (2004)

Andrew MacKendrick

Andrew MacKendrick

Andrew practices in the areas of civil litigation and construction law, and has represented owners, prime contractors, and subcontractors on a broad range of matters, including contract and lien disputes, bond claims and foreclosures, and defect claims. Andrew received an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Oregon before beginning his law career and remains attentive to issues of construction, planning, and development from the perspective of the design professional.

Practice Areas:
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Real Estate
Insurance and Surety Bonds

Education:
B. Architecture – University of Oregon, 2003
J.D. – Willamette University College of Law, 2014

Courts:
Oregon State Courts

Professional Organizations:
Member, Oregon State Bar
Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
Member, Marion County Bar Association
Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court