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Scott R. Sleight

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC
1325 4th Ave, Suite 1850
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-287-9900
Fax: 206-934-1139
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2009
Licensed in Washington Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Mr. Sleight is the Managing Partner of Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC.  His practice emphasizes construction and real estate matters, including representation at the front end, during and at the conclusion of projects.  This includes providing advice for development and construction of office towers, data centers, health care facilities, production facilities, schools and mixed-use commercial projects throughout the US.  Mr. Sleight is experienced in alternative contracting methods including, utilizing integrated contracts for lean construction and design-build delivery.  Inevitably, disputes arise and Mr. Sleight assists owners and contractors with prosecution and defense of claims and high stakes litigation and state and federal bid protests.  Mr. Sleight has litigated construction disputes in state courts, Federal District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, and the United States Court of Federal Claims and conducted complex jury trials and many arbitrations.  Mr. Sleight's experience extends to insurance coverage matters, including obtaining coverage for builder's risk claims, for policy holders and monitoring insurance-appointed defense counsel.

 

About Scott R. Sleight

First Admitted: 1997, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.acslawyers.com/team/scott-r-sleight/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past Chair, Construction Law Section of Washington State Bar Association (2016); Executive Chair, Construction Law Section of Washington State Bar Association (2014-2015), Trustee, Construction Law Section of Washington State Bar Association (2006-2013), Speaker, Lean Construction Institute - "Introduction to Lean Construction" (Vancouver, B.C. January 22-23, 2009) Instructor, AGC Supervisory Training Program "Contract Documents and Construction Law Co-Chair, Contract Solutions Group "Improving Construction Change Order Management Workshop"  Speaker, Associated General Contractors of Washington "Fundamentals of Construction Law" Speaker, Lorman CLE - "AIA Contracts in Washington" (2005-2008 and 2010) (including 2007 Design-Build Forms and A201 General Conditions) Speaker, Lorman CLE - "Change Orders in Washington" Speaker, Lorman CLE - "Construction Delay Claims in Washington" Speaker, National Business Institute CLE - "Advanced Construction Law in Washington" Speaker, Various Topics for Associated Builders & Contractors Externship, The Honorable Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, Federal District Court 1996 Editor, Seattle University Law Review, Member of the Design-Build Institute of America (2012-2014.)                                                            

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Lean Construction Institute - "Introduction to Lean Construction" (Vancouver, B.C. January 22-23, 2009) Instructor, AGC Supervisory Training Program "Contract Documents and Construction Law", Co-Chair, Contract Solutions Group "Improving Construction Change Order Management Workshop" Speaker, Associated General Contractors of Washington "Fundamentals of Construction Law", Speaker, Lorman CLE - "AIA Contracts in Washington" (2005-2008 and 2010) (including 2007 Design-Build Forms and A201 General Conditions), Speaker, Lorman CLE - "Change Orders in Washington", Speaker, Lorman CLE - "Construction Delay Claims in Washington", Speaker, National Business Institute CLE - "Advanced Construction Law in Washington", Speaker, Various Topics for Associated Builders & Contractors

Educational Background

  • 1997 - J.D., cum laude, Seattle University 1994 - B.A., cum laude, University of Washington, Earning the Distinction of Phi Beta Kappa

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Lake Hills Invs., LLC v. Rushforth Construction Co., Inc https://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&filename=991197MAJ, 2021
  • Dania, Inc et al v. Skanska USA Building Inc, 185 Wn.App. 362 (2014) , 2014
  • 4105 1st Ave. South Investments, LLC v. Green Depot WA Pacific Coast, LLC, 179 Wn. App. 777, 321 P.3d 254 (Div. 1, 2014)(establishing client landlord was not liable for attorneys’ fees in commercial unlawful detainer matter)4105 1st Avenue South Investments, LLC v. Green Depot WA Pacific Coast, LLC, Appeals Court No. 70051-1-I (Wash. Ct. App. 2014) (Unpublished Decision Issued November 24, 2014) (awarded attorneys’ fees for frivolous appeal), 2014
  • American Best Food, Inc. v. Alea London, Ltd., 168 Wn.2d 398, 229 P.3d 693 (2010) - Supreme Court No. 80753 (Establishing duty to defend policyholder and bad faith as matter of law) American Best Food, Inc. v. Alea London, Ltd., 138 Wash.App. 674, 689, 691, 158 P.3d 119 (2007) - Appeals Court No. 57181-8-I (Review Granted 163 Wash.2d) 1039 (2008)) Pacific Industries, Inc. v. Singh, 120 Wash.App. 1, 86 P.3d 778 (2003) (Establishing lien not frivolous under RCW 60.04.081), 2010

Industry Groups

  • WSBA Construction Section--Former Chair
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Office Location for Scott R. Sleight

1325 4th Ave
Suite 1850
Seattle, WA 98101

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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