Construction litigation is a complex undertaking, generally involving multiple parties with various contractual obligations and claims. Kirkpatrick & Startzel emphasizes litigation avoidance advice but is also well versed in trying construction-related disputes in the courtroom or at arbitration. Kirkpatrick & Startzel has represented general contractors, subcontractors and owners in a variety of construction related disputes of various sizes throughout Washington and Idaho. In 2019, Kirkpatrick & Startzel was named Best Construction Law Firm in Eastern Washington from US Business News.  The construction law services we provide include the following:


  • Contract drafting and review
  • Change order negotiation and disputes
  • Differing and/or changed site conditions
  • Construction defect litigation
  • Prosecuting and defending lien and bond claims