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Regularly travels out of state to: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, VirginiaOther ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
- Practice Commenced: 1996
- Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 300
- Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 15
Ty Laurie, founding partner of Laurie & Brennan, LLP, practices construction law nationwide. He is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and the 2006-07 chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry. His representative matters include high-profile sports facility disputes, capital improvement and replacement projects for hospitals and medical facilities and construction of skyscrapers. Mr. Laurie has served as construction counsel or provided construction law advice for several Fortune 500 companies. Besides trying cases to verdict, he counsels on project delivery methods, negotiates contracts, assists in the procurement of insurance, provides critical dispute avoidance services and advocates in mediations and arbitrations.
In addition to his advocacy work, Mr. Laurie is a nationally renowned mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Laurie is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Mediation Institute (IMI) certified mediator and AAA-certified arbitrator for over 20 years, and has provided neutral services around the country on all types of construction disputes. He is a AAA Master Mediator and on its distinguished Mega Project Panel of Arbitrators. He is recognized as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and he is a fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
Mr. Laurie has a national reputation for his advocacy and neutral practice of construction law. His representative matters include: the multi-billion-dollar multi-building development in downtown Manhattan at Ground Zero to replace the World Trade Center; The Chicago Spire development, projected to become the tallest building in the Western hemisphere as well as the tallest all-residential building in the world; Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles; and the historic $600 million reconstruction of Soldier Field. Projects also include Arlington Park International Racetrack, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Sears retail outlets nationwide.
- Contract Disputes
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
University of Michigan Law School, JD - 1986 Northwestern University, BA cum laude - 1983
Mr. Laurie is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Mediation Institute (IMI) certified mediator and AAA-certified arbitrator for over 20 years, and has provided neutral services around the country on all types of construction disputes. He is a AAA Master Mediator and on its distinguished Mega Project Panel of Arbitrators, a distinction held by fewer than five neutrals in the country.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Leading Lawyer Network ranks him as the Number 1 Top Construction Lawyer in Illinois in 2019 & 2020 and Number 1 Top Lawyer in the Lawyer Neutrals Construction category in 2019 & 2020;
- An American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Mediation Institute (IMI) certified mediator and AAA-certified arbitrator for over 20 years;
- AAA Master Mediator and on its distinguished Mega Project Panel of Arbitrators, a distinction held by fewer than five neutrals in the country;
- Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals;
- Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators;
- Best Lawyers in America named him the 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" in Chicago Construction Law;
- Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business presented him with the highest individual rating for Illinois construction lawyers;
- The PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2009 lists him as "highly recommended," commenting that "he is well regarded in the market for advising on project delivery methods, contract negotiations and dispute avoidance;"
- Listing in The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers;
- Listing in Who's Who Legal: Illinois;
- Listing in The Best Lawyers in America;
- Listing as an Illinois Super Lawyer;
- Leading Lawyer Network where he is listed among the Top 10 Construction Lawyers in Illinois and as a top lawyer in the Lawyer Mediation category, the Top 100 Leading Business Lawyers in Illinois, and the Top 100 Leading Lawyers in Illinois;
- Martindale Hubbell rates him “AV,” the highest rating available, reflecting pre-eminent legal ability and the highest professional and ethical standards;
- Mr. Laurie and his team were recognized in 1999 by Sears, Roebuck & Co. with the first Sears Construction World Class Partner Award.
$9500/day for Mediation, $5,500/day for Arbitration
$675/hour (pre & post study time, conference calls, and other communications)
Expenses billed at cost (no expense charge for Zoom meeting)
No charge for travel time
No cancellation fees