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Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC is a Nashville based law firm that focuses its practice in the area of construction litigation. The firm’s clients include architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, material suppliers, and insurers of architects, engineers and contractors. The firm offers its clients a wide range of services, including contract review and preparation, bid protests, claims analysis and preparation, claims avoidance, alternative dispute resolution, licensing consultation, and litigation support.

The firm’s attorneys have vast experience representing its clients in arbitrations, mediations, and trials at the State and Federal level. Smith Cashion & Orr routinely represents such clients in matters involving construction cost overruns, differing site conditions, changes, construction defects, defects in plans and specifications, delay, acceleration, labor disruption and inefficiency, contract suspension, and contract termination. The attorneys of Smith Cashion & Orr are also experienced in counseling design professionals (e.g., architects, engineers, and surveyors) and defending such clients against design professional liability claims.

Smith Cashion & Orr is uniquely situated to serve the legal needs of those involved in and doing business with the construction industry. Many of the attorneys of Smith Cashion & Orr have educational backgrounds in engineering and/or architecture. Furthermore, many of the firm’s attorneys have actually worked within the construction industry. Smith Cashion & Orr provides legal advice and support by professionals who are thoroughly familiar with the business needs and legal problems common to entities engaged in the development, design, construction, and management of construction projects.

The firm’s attorneys are active in several construction industry organizations including the Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, American Subcontractors’ Association, American Institute of Architects, and the American Society of Professional Engineers. Many of the firm’s attorneys are also active in construction committees of the American Bar Association (Construction Law Forum), Tennessee Bar Association, and Nashville Bar Association. Furthermore, many of the firm’s attorneys are members of the American Arbitration Association where they serve as arbitrators and mediators in large complex construction disputes.

Most of the firm’s attorneys have lectured extensively to various trade organizations within the construction industry. The firm’s attorneys have lectured on a variety of issues involving design professionals, contractors, and sureties in seminars sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors, Lorman Education Services, and the National Business Institute. Several of the firm’s attorneys have also co-authored several publications relating to construction law, including Tennessee Law for Design Professionals, Tennessee Construction Defect Claims, Tennessee Construction Law, and Lien Laws for Design Professionals.

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