Hinckley Allen has one of the most experienced construction law practices in the nation. Our clients span the full spectrum of the construction industry, from EPC contractors, civil and heavy highway contractors, and ENR Top 100 vertical contractors to design professionals and owners in both public and private sectors. Our ability to provide value and deliver results through strong relationships, practical legal advice, and counsel has earned us first-tier national ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” for the Litigation-Construction category.


Well established. Well connected. Well proven.

We specialize in solving complex issues and provide a full range of construction law and dispute resolution expertise. We have earned the respect of judges, hearing officers, arbitrators, and opposing counsel for our practical approach to dispute resolution and for our skill and tenacity. We routinely handle claims involving:

  • Bid protests
  • Scope disputes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Construction defects
  • Liens
  • Surety bonds
  • Proprietary specifications
  • Delay, disruption, and interference
  • Acceleration
  • Liquidated damages
  • Lost productivity
  • Termination
  • Cost accounting
  • Insurance coverage
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Design errors and omissions
  • Builder’s risk insurance
  • Safety failures
  • Warranties
  • Labor disputes and unfair labor practice charges
  • Hazardous materials and other environmental issues


“They are our litigation and construction firm. They know construction like nobody’s business. We only use others if they have a conflict, and we can’t use them.” – Chambers and Partners
“They are a very well-balanced firm with strengths in virtually every corner…They have a good balance of experience and youthful energy that ensures that precedent is found, details are discovered, and solutions are proposed.” – Chambers and Partners
“The firm’s size is optimum: big enough to handle anything, but small enough to remain efficient…They have an incredible depth of knowledge.” – BTI Consulting Group

Case Studies

Case Study

A Wrongful Termination – Power Plant Contract Cut Short is Made Right

After three years of litigation, global energy leader and Hinckley Allen client Iberdrola Energy Projects, Inc. ("IEP") won an international arbitration against Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development, LP ("Footprint") with an award of $237 million, inclu…

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Design-Build: Judgement of First Impression

The Construction & Public Contracts Group successfully tried a case of first impression with regard to the allocation of risk and design development in Design Build projects, as well as complex issues relating to engineering, design, steel fabrication,…

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News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Elevates Ten Attorneys to Partner

January 3, 2022

Hinckley Allen announced today that ten attorneys at the firm have been elevated to Partner.They are: Chad J. Caplan, Christine E. Dieter, Laurel M. Gilbert, Thomas W. Madonna, Jr., Elizabeth J. McEvoy, Alexander P. Montgomery, Libbie Howley O'Keeffe, Dami…

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Hinckley Allen Celebrates 12 Years a “Best Law Firm”

November 4, 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Hinckley Allen for the twelfth consecutive year as a "Best Law Firm," ranked nationally in six practice areas and regionally in 59 practice areas.Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms…

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Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test Mandate, but Allows Vaccine Mandate Applicable to Certain Healthcare Employers

January 14, 2022

By: Lisa A. Zaccardelli, Robert T. Ferguson, Jr., Christopher W. Morog, Mark D.Last month, we reported that uncertainty concerning the federal government’s vaccine mandate efforts would continue at least into the new year, when the Supreme Court would he…


Federal Vaccine Mandates: Uncertainty Continues Into New Year

December 23, 2021

More than 21 months after the outbreak of COVID-19 – and many variants later – the ongoing pandemic continues to impact numerous aspects of everyday life. With no clear end in sight, the federal government began to roll out various federal vaccine and …

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Hinckley Allen has earned a top-tier reputation for excellence among professionals in construction and the law both nationally and internationally. The construction business relies on networking and longstanding, dynamic relationships at all levels. Our attorneys continue to cultivate what our peers deem “the best contacts in the business.” These relationships allow us to deliver efficient, effective, and timely results that make a difference.

We support and participate in activities of significant trade associations and industry groups, including:

  • ABA Section on Public Contract Law
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Design Build Institute of America

Additionally, our partners include current and former committee and members of the boards of directors of:

  • National Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) of:
    • Connecticut
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New York
  • The Construction Industries of Massachusetts
  • The Utilities Contractors Association of New England
  • The Massachusetts Building Congress
  • Professional Women in Construction of Connecticut
  • The ABC of Connecticut
  • The Connecticut Construction Industry Association
  • The Eastern Contractors Association