H. James Wulfsberg, chair of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP’s Construction Law Practice Group, is a nationally recognised expert in construction law. He has over 35 years’ experience in all phases of the construction process, including design, bid build, design build, engineering procurement construction contracting, construction management at risk, and numerous public works projects. He has assisted EPC contractors, project owners, contractors, architects and engineers, construction managers, and developers in finding procurement and evaluation methodologies, developing all phases of the construction process documents, providing procurement documents, negotiating and drafting contracts, negotiating and administering contract claims, and developing claims avoidance and dispute resolution strategies and procedures.
Mr Wulfsberg has tried numerous cases to verdict including jury, court trials and arbitration proceedings, with matters exceeding $500 million in dispute.
Mr Wulfsberg has represented clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation. He has represented EPC contractors, public and private owners, architects, and engineers in a variety of major private-public works, and power process projects throughout the United States, Latin America and the Middle East.
Mr Wulfsberg graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1966 and received his J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, in 1969. Mr Wulfsberg is admitted to all courts in California and several federal district courts in other states. He has been specially admitted in several jurisdictions.
Mr Wulfsberg is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers. He has been designated as one of the leading construction litigation lawyers in The Legal 500 United States and has been rated by the BTI Client Service as an “All Star” attorney. Mr Wulfsberg is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the San Francisco City and County Bar Associations, a member of the AAA Large, Complex Construction Case Panel of Arbitrators, a member of the AAA Construction Mega Project Panel, and a certified arbitrator of the California state Construction Contract Arbitration Committee.