Rob Crick's Approach
Through my construction experience and the incumbent necessity of making critical decisions with less than full information within a short time frame, I have gained the ability to focus on what’s important in construction disputes and to dismiss what’s not important. I can, and often do, come onto a troubled project, interview the project personnel, and within a very short time frame establish a rapport and ferret out the problems — because I’ve been there.
Due in large part to my construction management experience, my approach to project legal problems is “Job 1st, Law 2nd”. I believe that the decision matrix must be built around doing what is best to keep production moving forward and getting the project built and then dealing with the legal aspects based on that decision. Simply, these construction legal decisions should be made based on what is best for project progress and completion. Then apply the law to that decision. Not the other way around.
I represent construction project owners (both public and private), architects, prime contractors, and subcontractors in state courts, federal courts, and administrative agency boards, taking cases through trial and appeals, as well as in private mediation and arbitration.
I also believe in exhausting negotiation efforts before escalating the problem and I regularly represent the interests of my clients in negotiations between project participants.
I work on all project phases, from start to finish. I assist in drafting contract language, negotiating contracts, prosecuting or defending bid protests, prosecuting and defending change order requests and claims, and resolving all types of disputes.
It does not matter where the project is sited because one of my special services is that I go to the jobsite regardless of location. Construction is a global service; projects are constructed all over the country by contractors from most any home base. And I go where the projects are.