Brad Lewis is counsel in the firm’s Seattle office and is a member of the firm’s construction and infrastructure practice group.
Brad advises clients who are involved in the development, design, construction, and operation of construction projects, including public works and infrastructure, renewable energy, and private development. He deals with matters relating to bidding and soliciting bids, contract drafting and negotiation, contract administration, regulatory compliance, and contract risk assessment. He has experience with a broad range of construction contracts, including EPC, ESCO, equipment supply, warranty, and O&M agreements.
Brad also represents clients in construction-related disputes and has experience with a wide variety of claims, including claims based on design defect, construction defect, delay, cumulative impact, breach of warranty, and assertion of lien rights. He is experienced in resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, and traditional litigation.
In addition, Brad represents energy-industry clients in connection with portfolio and corporate acquisitions, conducting diligence review and risk assessment of existing EPC, ESCO, equipment supply, warranty, and/or O&M agreements.
Prior to attending law school, Brad worked in construction project management for two California general contractors. He helped manage and oversee the construction of several multimillion dollar projects, both public and private, ranging from commercial office buildings and retail centers to a new $120 million public high school. He also helped manage and oversee various aspects of project development, including entitlements, permitting, and design-build, bidding, and contracting.
Brad worked as a summer associate for the firm in 2011. He served as a judicial extern in 2010 for the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II, where he gained valuable experience in appeals, procedural matters, and a wide variety of substantive areas of law.
During law school, Brad was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Washington Law Review. He also was an active member of the Moot Court Honor Board, participating in moot court competitions and winning multiple individual and team awards, including First Place Oralist and Second Place Team in the 1L Mock Trial Competition, as well as First Place Brief, Second Place Oralist, and First Place Team in the 2L/3L Appellate Advocacy Competition. He also earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts, Legal Writing, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Corporate Bankruptcy.
- Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Construction Law, 2020-2021
- “Practical Issues in Inefficiency Claims,” WSBA Construction Law Section Mid-Year CLE, June 10, 2016.
- “Practical Issues in Inefficiency Claims,” WSBA Construction Law Section Midyear – Construction Contract Damages, June 2016.
- “Washington Court of Appeals Confirms Enforceability of Termination-for-Convenience Clauses and Holds that Implied Covenant of Good Faith Places No Limits on Express Termination-for-Convenience Clauses,” K&L Gates Construction Law Blog, January 2016.