Austin, TX

Ryan Hicks, a partner at WSHB's Denver office, is set to showcase his expertise in construction defect litigation at the Annual CLM Construction Conference in Austin, Texas. The conference, renowned for its educational and interactive sessions, will take place on September 28th at 1 p.m. Hicks will be participating in a panel discussion titled "All Hands on Deck: Defect or No Defect? That is the Question," alongside esteemed colleagues Terence Kadlec of MC Consultants, Inc., Maren Mooney of Stratus Risk Associates, and William Tierney of Network Adjusters, Inc.

During this engaging and hands-on session, attendees will be immersed in a gameshow-like atmosphere, handling raw materials, exemplar mock-ups, and assessing pre-assembled mock-ups to determine the presence of construction defects. The panel will delve into topics such as defect identification, coverage for defects, and recoverable defects. Participants can expect real-time answers and explanations, offering valuable insights into the true nature of construction defects.

“This presentation is unlike any other at construction conferences, in that we will have mock ups that participants can feel, touch, observe and learn practice pointers which they can take back to their office for implementation,” explained Hicks. “Last year’s presentation where each participant actually made concrete and learned about cracking was such a success, we wanted to up the proverbial ante in terms of cutting-edge presentations and take lessons learned to the next level.”

With a focus on complex litigation involving construction defect, catastrophic injury, premises liability, and professional liability issues, Ryan Hicks brings extensive experience to the panel. His track record includes representing large residential and commercial builders/developers with claims exceeding $50 million, as well as individual subcontractors on single-family residences. Hicks also boasts substantial expertise in products liability, toxic torts, subrogation, and business litigation. Additionally, he has represented individuals, small businesses, and trustees in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Commenting on his participation in the panel, Hicks stated, "I am honored to be sharing insights on construction defects alongside such esteemed colleagues. This interactive session will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what truly constitutes a construction defect and its implications. CLM’s Construction Conference is widely regarded as one of the best, high level opportunities from an educational standpoint for those on the front lines of construction claims, and this session is going to be cutting edge for sure."

About WSHB:

WSHB is an AmLaw 150 law firm with offices throughout the United States. The firm is nationally recognized for its work in construction, environmental, business litigation, transportation, intellectual property, and employment issues. With a team of highly skilled attorneys and a commitment to delivering exceptional client service, WSHB is dedicated to achieving successful outcomes for its clients.

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