Joseph L. Lambert

Joseph L. Lambert

Senior Associate
Colorado Springs

Email joseph.lambert@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 719 448 5914

Fax +1 719 448 5922

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Joe Lambert knows construction and engineering from the ground up. A seasoned litigator with over a dozen trials under his belt, Joe has successfully represented a range of diverse clients involved in the construction and design industries – including owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.

He advises clients on a wide variety of complex, high-dollar construction and design-related disputes in both state and federal trial courts and arbitration forums across the Western United States.

Joe successfully represents clients in the full gamut of construction and design-related disputes, including construction/design defect, delay, acceleration, and disruption claims, and on projects ranging from single family homes to more complex projects. From dams and mixed-use mountain resorts to gold ore processing plants, Joe's deep litigation experience and background in construction and design also has given him keen insight on how clients can help avoid disputes when negotiating contract terms. In addition to his litigation experience, Joe also has significant experience representing clients in connection with contract preparation and negotiation.

On top of his extensive commercial and construction practice, Joe has also represented local governments in municipal sales tax, use tax, and land use matters, and has vast experience in matters arising under the Uniform Commercial Code. Joe has also developed an expansive real estate-related practice, focusing on purchase and sale agreement litigation, easement litigation, and landlord-tenant law.

Joe is also an active member in his community. Joe regularly speaks to professional organizations on new/developing/changing areas of the law, and currently serves as a Director of the El Paso County Bar Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law, cum laude, 2006

B.A., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, summa cum laude, 2003

Memberships

Member, Colorado Bar Association

Member, El Paso County Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Colorado

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Representative experience

Represented multinational construction and engineering firm and secured a favorable settlement involving the design and construction of a high-profile public infrastructure project.

Successfully represented international gold mining company obtaining favorable settlements of several multi-million dollar disputes arising from the construction of a process plant.

Successfully defended a US$21.5m action involving the purchase and sale of a manufacturing/distributing company of consumer products.

Obtained series of favorable settlements in connection with litigation concerning several multi-million dollar condominium/hotel projects in Colorado.

Secured victory in Colorado Court of Appeals involving issue of first impression in connection with an arbitration dispute among members of an LLC.

Successfully tried veil piercing action as lead counsel against member of LLC involving an issue of first impression in Colorado.

Following a jury trial and appeal, obtained a complete victory on behalf of a developer in connection with the construction of an airplane hangar.

Obtained a seven-figure arbitration award in action involving renovations to a construction project along the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado.

Obtained a favorable judgment following a two-week damages trial in a case involving the development of a major residential subdivision in Colorado.

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