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William D. Wickard

Mr. Wickard concentrates his practice on construction and commercial litigation along with negotiating and drafting construction contracts. He has worked on a wide-variety of projects (both international and domestic), including oil and gas, offshore oil production facilities, power plants, manufacturing plants, railroads, solar power facilities, wind farms, water treatment plants, steel mills, dams, and health care facilities. Mr. Wickard has been involved in all phases of litigation in a number of state and federal courts, including jury trials, bench trials, injunction and TRO proceedings. He also has handled numerous appeals in several different state and federal jurisdictions. Mr. Wickard also has significant experience with arbitration proceedings. Mr. Wickard has also drafted and negotiated numerous construction contracts, including EPCs, subcontracts, design contracts, and supply contracts, for many different domestic and international projects. Mr. Wickard also represents clients in connection with public procurement issues and has extensive experience in all phases of bid protest proceedings throughout the country.

Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Co-Author, “Consequential Damages Waviers, An Important Contracting Tool,” The Expert Report, the Newsletter of the Duggan Rhodes Group, Winter 2012.
  • Co-Author, “Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement,” SolarTech Project Finance Contract Templates, December 1, 2010.
  • Co-Author, “The False Claims Act in Today’s Construction Industry,” Chapter 4 of 2008 Construction Law Update, published by Aspen Publishers.
  • Co-Author, “Waving Good-Bye to Consequential Damages:  Drafting Effective Waivers in Today's Marketplace,” presented at The Construction Superconference, December 12-14, 2007.
  • Co-author, “Beyond EPLI: Coverage Issues for Employment-Related Claims,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Employer Liability Insurance, January 2003  (Also presented at Mealey's Employment Liability Insurance Conference, June 24-25, 2002).
  • “Experts and Daubert Issues in Mold Litigation,” presented at The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Dealing with Mold Claims, January 29, 2003 and presented at Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems, May 14, 2002.
  • Co-author, “Recovering Construction Contract Damages Using the Total Cost Method, the Modified Total Cost Method, or the Abandonment of Contract/Cardinal Change Doctrines,” presented at The “Contractor’s” Construction Superconference, December 12-13, 2002.
  • Co-author, “Recent Employment Practices Liability Insurance Coverage Litigation,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Employer Liability Insurance, November 2002.  (Also presented at Mealey's Employment Liability Insurance Conference, June 24-25, 2002).
  • University of Alabama Board of Trustees v. Garrett:  The ADA’s Eleventh Hour of Eleventh Amendment Abrogation,” Construction Law and Business, November/December 2001.
  • “The New Americans without a Disability Act:  The surprisingly successful plight of the non-disabled plaintiff under the ADA,” The University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Summer 2000.
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