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Thaddeus J. Schurter is a Partner with Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP who focuses his practice on Construction Litigation. Having worked in construction for 10 years before becoming an attorney, he brings exceptional insight and technical experience to the table for his clients.

Mr. Schurter represents clients from across the full spectrum of construction industry participants including architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners. He also advises clients in a wide range of design and construction related matters including contract review, negotiation, and termination, construction and design defect claims, professional negligence claims, performance and payment bond disputes, lien claims, and payment security issues.

Mr. Schurter has also represented clients in fire and explosion cases involving property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death claims, design and construction defect claims, structural failures, and job site safety claims. 

Mr. Schurter is admitted to practice in Indiana, Missouri, and Kansas. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Construction Industry Forum and was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for construction litigation in the states of Missouri and Kansas in 2014 and 2015, and in the State of Indiana in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He is also active in the Indianapolis chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and served as Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Author, “Indemnity under the Fair Housing Amendments Act”, The Indiana Lawyer, May 2, 2018

Lecturer, “FAA Part 107 and the Legal Implications for Commercial Drone Operations,” Construction Specifications Institute, Indianapolis Chapter, 2017

Lecturer, “Inspector Duties & Record Keeping,” Indiana Water Environment Association, Construction Observation Course, 2017.

Author, An Indiana Defense Practitioner’s Guide to First Cost and Betterment Defenses, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Volume XIII, 2016.

Co-Author & Lecturer, “Construction Contracts from Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, 2016.

Co-Author & Lecturer, “Indiana Engineering Law and Ethics,” Half-Moon Education, Inc., 2016.

Co-Author & Lecturer, “Eyes on the Sky: The Use and Legal Implications of Drones on Construction Projects,” Defense Trial Counsel Institute Annual Conference, 2016.

Lecturer, “Construction Law for Design Professionals,” University of Missouri Kansas City School of Engineering, 2013 – 2015.

Revision Co-Author, Modification and Termination of Construction Contracts, CONSTRUCTION LAW, Matthew Bender, 2010

Co-Author, Waiver of Right to Terminate by Default, Termination of Construction and Design Contracts, Wolters Kluwer, 2009

Co-Author, Expanding CGL Coverage for Construction Defect Claims?, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, 2010 Emerging Issues 4860

Co-Author, Construction Management: Overtaking Design/Build as the Preferred Project Delivery Method?, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, 2010 Emerging Issues 5178

Lecturer, “Inspector Duties & Record Keeping,” Indiana Water Environment Association, Construction Observation Course, 2019