Michael Twohig has extensive experience litigating and resolving construction and design disputes on behalf of business, professional, and individual clients. Over the course of his legal career, Michael has successfully represented architects, engineers, and other design professionals, as well as owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and building products manufacturers and suppliers, in a wide variety of cases. Michael has successfully resolved many disputes for clients in the construction and design field, including disputes over payment and charges, claims of defective work, negligence, misrepresentation, breach of contract, and breach of warranty, and claims involving personal injury, property damage, and economic losses.
Notable successes in construction and design litigation include:
Successfully defended a highly regarded Boston area architect in a dispute with a client over the design and construction of a new high-end home. After document discovery and highly contentious depositions, obtained a favorable settlement of the dispute in mediation.
Won partial summary judgment on behalf of a building products manufacturer sued for negligence, breach of contract, and breach of warranty allegedly causing millions of dollars of property damage at a hotel due to water intrusion. Obtained a favorable settlement of all claims for the client following the summary judgment victory after threatening a follow-up summary judgment motion to eliminate the plaintiff’s remaining claims.
Successfully defended architectural and engineering firms and their joint venture from claims of negligent design and supervision arising from a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident at the site of a major public construction/renovation project. Secured a favorable settlement for the clients after extensive written and deposition discovery and filing a summary judgment motion.