Thad concentrates his practice in construction law and litigation. He has experience representing design professionals, contractors, trade contractors, and owners in a wide variety of construction disputes including construction and design defect claims, professional liability claims, mechanic’s liens, and surety bond claims. He also assists clients with risk management and contract drafting / negotiation.
Thad has represented clients in cases involving structural and building envelope failures, fire and explosions, design defects, construction defects, job site accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death.
Thad was recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star for construction litigation in the State of Indiana from 2017 to 2020 and in the states of Missouri and Kansas in 2014 and 2015.
Thad worked in the construction industry for 10 years before becoming an attorney. He brings exceptional insight and technical experience to the table for his clients.
Areas of Service
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Litigation
Professional Liability Claims
Design Professional Liability
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law, JD
Illinois State University, B.S.
Indiana Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
• Member and past Section Chair – Construction Law Section
American Bar Association
• Forum on Construction Law – Division 1: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
• Forum on Construction Law – Division 3: Design
• Tort Trial & Insurance Practice
Construction Specifications Institute – Indianapolis Chapter
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
• Construction and Surety Law Section
Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
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