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   3Timothy R. ConwayChicago(312) 658-1100trc@cmcontractors.comtrc@cmcontractors.comConway & Mrowiecwww.cmcontractors.comwww.cmcontractors.comconwaytimothy.jpgConstruction LawConstruction LawInsurance Coverage LawMechanics Liens
Timothy R.
Conway & Mrowiec
20 S Clark St Ste 1000
Chicago IL 60603-1827
Ph.(312) 658-1100 Fx.(312) 658-1201Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Construction Law    Construction Law
    Insurance Coverage Law
    Mechanics Liens
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Timothy R. Conway is a founding partner of Conway & Mrowiec, a five-lawyer Chicago firm which represents all participants in the construction process: contractors, design/builders, engineers, construction managers, trade contractors, architects, owners and sureties. Mr. Conway is a veteran of numerous arbitrations, trials, and mediations. He has represented builders on a wide variety of construction projects, both public and private. These projects have included power plants, monumental public projects, prisons, wastewater treatment plants, power plants, highways, railroad yards, hospitals, warehouses, high rise buildings, sports facilities, libraries and shopping centers throughout the United States.

Most recently, Mr. Conway arbitrated a dispute involving a dredging of a marina in the Bahamas; in a multi-week trial defended a structural engineer's handling of shop drawings; and prosecuted a steel fabricator's claims for additional costs on a project with complex structural design issues. Mr. Conway has represented two different telecommunications contractors in each case recovering millions of dollars under complex mechanics liens against bankrupt customers.

Mr. Conway was named as Lawyer of the Year for 2012 for Litigation Construction in Chicago by Best Lawyers. Mr. Conway also was selected by his peers to Super Lawyers and holds a Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV Preeminent. Mr. Conway is a co-author of the chapter on general contractors' lien rights in the leading publication on Illinois mechanics liens. He is a co-author of the chapter 'BIM And Shared Design Risks for Structural Steel Contractors' in Shared Design, Wolters Kluwer Construction Law Library (2011 ed.), and co-author of the chapter 'Scope Changes and Differing Site Conditions in the Construction', Litigation Dispute Handbook (IICLE 2013). Mr. Conway is a frequent speaker at construction industry seminars on new developments in construction law; design/build and construction management contracts and disputes; delay claims; the AIA family of construction documents; and mechanics lien and payment bond claims.

Notable Cases and Results:  
- Smith-Hammond Piping Co. v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19272 (W.D. Mich. 2007)

- St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. v. Rausch Construction Co., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20753 (N.D.Ill. 2004)

- Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. City of Chicago, 298 F.Supp.2d 725 (N.D. Ill. 2003)

- Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. County of Cook, 256 F.3d 642 (7th Cir. 2001), affirming, 123 F.Supp.2d 1087 (N.D. Ill. 2000)

- Mellon Stuart Construction, Inc. v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5376 (N.D. Ill. 1995)

- Chase Commercial Corp. v. Brandt, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16441 (N.D. Ill. 1999)

- Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. County of Cook, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144 (N.D. Ill. 2000); 1998 U.S. Dist LEXIS 2991 (N.D. Ill. 1998); 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13142 (N.D. Ill. 1996)

- Dunne v. County of Cook, 483 N.E.2d 13 (1984)

- Amalgamated Trust & Savings Bank v. Silha, 460 N.E.2d 372 (1984)

- Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. City of Chicago, 170 F.R.D. 435 (N.D. Ill. 1996)

- Prisco Serena Sturm Architects, Ltd. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 1995 U.S. Dist LEXIS 9904 (N.D. Ill. 1995); 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7278 (N.D. Ill. 1996); U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4350, 3021, 2216 (N.D. Ill. 1996)

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Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1980

Year of Birth:  1956

Law School:  Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Law School Honors/Involvement:  summa cum laude

Undergraduate School:  DePaul University, B.A., 1977

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Chicago and American (Member, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, 2005) Bar Associations

Builders Association of Greater Chicago

Fox Valley General Contractors Association

Society of Illinois Construction Lawyers

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