For almost 30 years, Carrie has focused on solving construction disputes. As chair of the firm’s construction group, she deals daily with the business aspects of the construction industry, from drafting, negotiation, and review of contracts to litigation and arbitration of disputes that cannot be resolved. She vigorously asserts and defends construction claims on behalf of owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, and homeowners associations, in public and private construction projects. She has specific, in-depth knowledge of mechanics’ lien and bond claims, and has litigated delay and defect claims, change order disputes, building collapse claims, and contract interpretation claims.
Carrie often consults with clients on construction insurance issues, including the array of coverage products such as OCIPs and CCIPs, and project-specific insurance issues.
Carrie’s broad knowledge of construction helps her be a problem solver for her clients. She has represented thousands of clients in effective dispute resolution, in addition to serving as a mediator in construction disputes. She is a trusted business consultant who works to develop best practices, and when necessary, to resolve issues through litigation, mediation, and arbitration.
An authority in the field, Carrie often lectures on construction issues including mechanics’ liens and bond claims, ADR issues and construction defect law. She is a co-author of the Mechanics’ Lien, Colorado Bond and Miller Act Remedies handbook.
Carrie was recently selected One of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Colorado and One of the Top 5 Construction Lawyers. Carrie volunteers for a variety of activities related to women in construction and tutors women entering the construction trades. She teaches an annual course at Turner Construction’s school for minority and women owned construction businesses. She also serves on the board of The Denver Architectural Foundation.
Carrie loves to fly fish and she and her husband spend what time they can at their Montana fishing getaway.