Troutman Sanders Adds Construction Team led by James Diwik (San Francisco)

Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that James Diwik has joined the firm’s Litigation and Construction practices in the San Francisco office. He previously practiced at Sedgwick LLP.

Diwik represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in all aspects of the construction process, including project planning and design, contracting, contract and delivery issues, affirmative claim analysis and prosecution and resolving disputes through negotiation, arbitration and litigation. In addition, Diwik represents clients in a variety of commercial transactions and disputes, including informal and formal dispute resolution processes.

“James’ breadth of experience and skills are an ideal fit as we look to continue growing our construction practice,” said Bill Withrow, Chair of Troutman Sanders Litigation Department. “From advising commercial clients to managing public and private construction contract procurements and disputes, his range of experience will add value to the practice.”

Troutman Sanders boasts a top-rated Construction practice comprised of lawyers frequently ranked among the best nationally and internationally for construction transactions and dispute resolution, including arbitration and litigation. The team’s experience is unrivaled in high-stakes project disputes and the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts.

“James’ background in core areas of construction law is an asset to our Construction team’s rapidly expanding client base,” said Craig Kline, managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. “His addition emphasizes the firm’s commitment to strategically grow our West Coast presence.”

The firm now has close to 100 lawyers practicing in San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, and Portland. Troutman Sanders has added fifteen lateral partners on the West Coast in the past two years.

“The commercial construction industry in the San Francisco Bay Area and along the West Coast is robust and continues to thrive. Troutman Sanders’ Construction practice growth and distinguished reputation provide an excellent foundation for my clients,” said Diwik.

Diwik earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and obtained his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.