Construction Law

Serving Clients And The Community For Over 90 Years.


James (Jason) R. Coltharp Jr.

C. Thomas (Tom) Miller

Darren R. Smith

Construction Law

At Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC, we recognize the dynamic and complex nature of the construction industry. As leaders in Construction Law, our firm is dedicated to providing unparalleled legal expertise to construction professionals, contractors, developers, and stakeholders involved in the built environment.

Navigating the intricacies of construction projects requires a legal team that understands the unique challenges and opportunities within the industry. With a proven track record, our attorneys bring a wealth of experience to the table, offering comprehensive legal solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

From contract negotiations and project risk management to dispute resolution and compliance issues, Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC is committed to safeguarding the interests of our clients throughout every phase of the construction process. We pride ourselves on being proactive problem solvers, working tirelessly to anticipate and address legal issues before they escalate.

Our firm’s dedication to excellence extends beyond the courtroom. We are committed to fostering strong, collaborative relationships with our clients, providing not only legal representation but also strategic guidance to help them achieve their construction goals efficiently and effectively.

The firm’s well-known construction law practice includes:

  • Regular consulting
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Insurance coverage and bonding issues
  • Bidding disputes, and litigation
  • Contract and payment disputes
  • Construction defect claims
  • Miller Act claims
  • Nuisance cases
  • OSHA charges and other matters in state and federal courts, in arbitration and before administrative agencies

Our attorneys have authored several articles for the Western Kentucky Constructor magazine, including The Basics of Construction Contracts; Mechanics’ Liens; Kentucky Takes Aim At Lawsuits: What Every Builder Should Know About Kentucky’s Notice and Opportunity to Repair Act; Has the Joint Check “Arrived”; Insuring Construction Defect Claims: Don’t Assume You Are (Not) Covered, co-authored by Keith Riley of Peel & Holland Financial Group; and Defective Work Is No “Accident.”

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