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

Case Studies

Case Study

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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Arbitration Victory on Historic Bridge Design-Build Project

The Construction & Public Contracts Group successfully defended a joint venture of National and Regional General Contractors against $15 million of principal claims brought by a terminated painting subcontractor against the joint venture in connection …

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News & Insight

Firm News

New Study Shows Legal Decision Makers Recommend Hinckley Allen

July 22, 2021

Hinckley Allen is among the nation’s “most recommended” law firms because of its superior client service, according to a new leading study of legal decision makers.BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2021 draws on data collected in BTI Consulting Group’…

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Hinckley Allen Construction Practice Named to The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™

June 7, 2021

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that it was ranked 12th in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ by Construction Executive magazine.Associated Builders and Contractors Service Corporation, a national industry trade organization consisting of 21,000 memb…

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Ways to Maintain Compliance with Regulations Concerning Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

August 27, 2021

Federal, state, and local agencies often have rules encouraging businesses to award contracts to disadvantaged business enterprises, women-owned businesses, or minority-owned businesses (referred to as “DBEs” here for convenience). Oftentimes, complyin…


Prevent Your Work Site From Becoming a White Collar Crime Scene

August 17, 2021

Public construction projects are the backbone of any community, paid for and overseen by the state or local government.  They provide infrastructure and jobs, boosting local economies. These kinds of projects are also subject to a slew of regulations that…

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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