Brian W. Burkhalter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Burkhalter Law, LLC
 | 900 Circle 75 Pkwy, Suite 950
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 678-974-1720
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Brian specializes in construction/infrastructure law + litigation, business + commercial litigation and partnership + shareholder disputes/litigation. After garnering extensive experience at some of Atlanta’s largest firms, Brian formed Burkhalter Law with the intention of prioritizing meaningful, personal relationships with his clients. The structure of his practice affords him the opportunity to invest as much time and effort he needs to serve as a trustworthy and invaluable advisor for his clients. A graduate of the University of Florida and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Brian was recognized as a SuperLawyer in Construction Litigation in 2011, 2012 and 2015, and as a Top 100 Bet-the-Company litigator by America’s Top 100 in 2019. He has served on the Board of Directors and the Small Business Advisory Council for the Atlanta branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and enjoys coaching his sons’ baseball teams at Home Plate Baseball. Brian and his wife, Lauryn, live in Peachtree City, Georgia with their 3 children, Ansley, Braden and Casen and Daisey, their family cavapoo.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Construction Litigation
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Litigation

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2015

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    About Brian Burkhalter

    Admitted: 2005, Georgia

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2011 Georgia Rising Star in Construction Litigation, Construction | Surety and Business Litigation

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Georgia Bar
    • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle Districts of Georgia
    • Barrister in the Lamar American Inn of Court
    • State Bar of Georgia’s Construction
    • Litigation and Young Lawyers Divisions Sections
    • American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Construction Finance Management Association
    • Associated General Contractors of America

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer general counsel for Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center in Griffin, GA

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Represented waterproofing contractor in arbitration concerning construction and design defects at the construction of the Atlantic Station project in Atlanta, Georgia with claimed damages exceeding $100 million.
    • Represented specialty contractor in multiple contract disputes concerning unpaid contract amounts related to the CityCenter project in Las Vegas, Nevada, the largest privately-funded construction and development project in the country, with total amount in controversy in excess of $500 million.
    • Represented specialty contractor in pursuing a claim concerning unpaid contract amounts and delay claim damages incurred in the construction of five-star hotel project in Florida.
    • Represented Fortune 500 company in pursuing manufacturer of defective product and successfully obtained two appellate decisions validating right to pursue claims.
    • Defended specialty contractor in a matter concerning water intrusion and alleged construction defects at a condominium project in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts for developers of high-rise condominiums and hotels, hospitals, industrial real estate developers, colleges and universities, shopping center developers, construction managers and general and specialty contractors.
    • Defended truss manufacturer in litigation and arbitration concerning construction defects and collapse of luxury residential home with damages claimed in excess of $4 million.
    • Assists construction companies in various trades to create standardized “form” contract documents and review of contractual obligations.

    Educational Background:

    •  University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations
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    Office Location for Brian W. Burkhalter

    900 Circle 75 Pkwy
    Suite 950
    Atlanta, GA 30339

    Phone: 678-974-1720

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    Last Updated: 6/4/2020

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