George R. Truitt, Jr., an attorney with Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. will be speaking at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference. The conference will be held in the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, on September 28-30. With other National Panel members, Mr. Truitt will present “Watch Your Step! Construction Site Safety and Accident Claims Handling/Management.”
This September, the CLM will hold the most comprehensive construction claims conference ever. In addition to addressing construction defect claims, conference sessions will also address facets of construction-related claims including construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, and new technologies. Sessions also will address issues on the national, regional, and state levels.
George R. Truitt, Jr. is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Construction Group, which is dedicated exclusively to the counseling and litigation in construction-related matters. Mr. Truitt is a Board Certified Specialist in Florida Construction Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992 and has been A-V Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1998.
For the past twenty-four years, he has devoted his practice to construction litigation and risk management counseling, including the representation of design professionals in professional liability claims, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction defect, contract, inland marine (builder’s risk coverage and litigation) and lien enforcement claims, and payment and performance bond sureties in public and private bond and subrogation claims.
Mr. Truitt has tried nearly 25 construction-related cases to conclusion, including jury trials, bench trials, and final arbitration hearings. His published opinions include Jesse McIntosh, as Personal Representative of the Estate of James McIntosh, et al. v. Progressive Design & Engineering, Inc., 166 So. 3d 823 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015), cert. denied, 177 So. 3d 1269 (Fla. 2015)(affirming defense verdict in favor of a traffic engineer in a wrongful death claim based on Slavin doctrine).
He is admitted to The Florida Bar and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Mr. Truitt lectures frequently to various interests in the construction community, including professional lines and commercial general liability insurers, developers, general contractors and design professionals. You can learn more about Mr. Truitt, Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. and its Construction Group at www.csklegal.com.
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