Allen W. Estes III has joined Gordon & Rees’s Seattle office as a partner in the Construction Practice Group. He represents private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in all phases of project administration and delivery, including contract drafting/negotiation, project performance, project disputes, project closeout, and warranty issues.
He advises clients on procurement issues, bid protests, and compliance for federal, state, and municipal contracts, and provides value to owners, contractors and suppliers on heavy highway, infrastructure, marine, water/waste water, power and building projects on the West Coast. His litigation experience includes bench and jury trials as well as arbitrations on public and private construction projects. Estes also counsels businesses regarding commercial matters.
Estes lectures nationally and writes articles on a variety of topics that affect the construction industry, including multistate construction issues, indemnity clauses and contract language, contract evaluation, project administration, project performance, project delivery systems, renewable energy projects, and green building.
Estes earned his B.A. with distinction from San Diego State University and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law. He served as a law clerk to Judge Franklin D. Burgess of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
He is licensed to practice law in Washington and California.