Burch & Cracchiolo P.A.
I joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2000 as a shareholder after practicing for sixteen years at Horne, Bistrow & Dulberg P.C. Before moving to Arizona in 1984, I was an Assistant D.A. in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office from 1978-1984, where I tried more than forty felony cases.
Since 1984, my practice has concentrated on construction law and commercial litigation - focusing primarily on helping clients resolve disputes that typically arise out of construction projects. I have represented the entire gamut within the construction industry, from property owners to design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. I have obtained a jury verdict of more than $3 million in a business tort case arising out of a street improvement project, and defended numerous multi-million dollar construction claims. I have also handled administrative proceedings pursuant to the Arizona Procurement Code and complaints before the Registrar of Contractors. I've successfully defended a $22 Million claim against a pipe manufacturer, successfully defended a $50 Million negligence claim against an international engineering firm, and I've been involved in drafting and negotiating construction contracts from small residential projects to $40 Million commercial projects.
I've been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of: Construction Law and Litigation - Construction from 2014 to 2018. I am AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. I was also named to the 2014 Top Lawyers List for Construction Litigation by AZ Business Magazine. I've also lectured to the State Bar of Arizona and numerous construction industry groups on a variety of construction law issues. I am admitted to practice in New York (1979), Arizona (1984), the U.S. District Court for District of Arizona (1984), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1997), and the U.S. Supreme Court (2008).
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Construction Law||Architectural Law, Construction and Design Law, Construction and Surety Law, Construction Arbitration, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liability, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation, Construction Mediation, Contractor Performance Bonds, Contractors Liability, International Construction Contracts, International Construction Law, Materialmens Liens, Mechanics Liens, Public Construction Law, Public Works, Roof Industry Liability|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Litigation|
Partner | Burch & Cracchiolo P.A.
2000 - 2018
Burch & Cracchiolo is a distinguished full service law firm, providing high caliber legal assistance since 1970. Our experienced team of attorneys and paralegals, many serving our firm for over 20 years, are among the finest in the Phoenix area. Our comprehensive knowledge and passion for law translate into strong and lasting relationships with our clients.
Partner | Horne Bistrow & Dulberg
1984 - 2000
Horne, Bistrow & Dulberg was a small boutique law firm that was primarily involved in construction litigation, representing various governmental entities in the defense of heavy construction claims, prosecuting and defending a wide variety of construction claims: including delay and disruption claims, mechanics' and materialmens' lien foreclosures, and Registrar of Contractors complaints, etc.
Assistant District Attorney | Manhattan District Attorney's Office
1978 - 1984
Criminal prosecutor. Tried to verdict more than forty felony cases, including three murder trials. Tried to verdict approximately twenty misdemeanor cases. Prosecuted violent felony offenders.
J.D. | Harvard Law School
1975 - 1978
A.B. Cum Laude - Majored in Political Science | Columbia College
1971 - 1975
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Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
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