Justin L. Weisberg

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Justin L. Weisberg

Justin Weisberg is a partner in Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office. He is also chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group. His practice focuses on construction law and commercial litigation. Mr. Weisberg represents private, public, local and international clients in a variety of construction-related transactions and litigation matters. Mr. Weisberg has a background in professional engineering, giving him added insight and understanding into his client’s cases.

His experience has included contract negotiation, counseling, litigation and dispute resolution relating to numerous projects including office, commercial and residential buildings; nuclear and coal fired power plants; manufacturing facilities, laboratories, water distribution systems, waste water treatment facilities, schools, libraries, stadiums, exposition centers, governmental facilities, roads, bridges, transit stations, refineries and single family residences.

His prior work as a registered professional engineer in both Illinois and Florida allows him to utilize in his law practice his previous engineering experience. During his engineering career Mr. Weisberg was involved in the design and evaluation of various structures including transit structures, fixed and movable bridges and offshore naval facilities.

Professional Activities and Achievements
Mr. Weisberg is a delegate of the Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee and was recently selected to be the vice chair of the EJCDC (Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee) for the 2011-2012 committee year and chair of EJCDC for the 2012-2013 committee year, he is a member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys and a member of the ISBA Construction Law Counsel. He was named an honorary fellow at the Center for Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, in 2002. In addition, Mr. Weisberg is a member of the American Bar Association’s Construction Forum, Insurance Coverage Committee and Surety Committee and the Chicago Bar Association’s Mechanics Lien Committee.

Mr. Weisberg was named a 2011 Illinois Leading Lawyer in construction law by the Leading Lawyer Network. He also received this distinction in 2006. In 2006 Mr. Weisberg was also named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine for construction litigation. He is a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Rated attorney.

Speaking Engagements
Mr. Weisberg has spoken extensively on the subject of construction topics before industry professionals. This includes: “The New Consensus and American Institute of Architects Documents,” Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed’s Construction Law – What’s New in 2010, November 2010; “Perfecting Mechanics Liens and Bonds Claims on Public Projects,” Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed’s Mechanics Liens and Construction Claims, April 2010; “Construction Contracts” at the Construction Expo on March 5-6, 2008; “Preparing for Claims During the Contract Negotiation Stage of the Project,” Lorman Education Services, November 14, 2007; “The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issue in Illinois,” Lorman Education Services, April 12, 2007; “If it Doesn’t Fit, You Still Must Acquit (Legal Considerations for Engineers),” 4th Annual SEAOI Midwest Bridge Symposium, April 26, 2006.

Mr. Weisberg has written extensively on the the subject of construction law, including: a chapter titled “Negotiating Construction Contracts,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) Construction Law: Transactional Considerations (2010); chapter updates titled “Claims Handling and Dispute Resolution” and “Consolidation and Joinder,” American Bar Association’s The Construction Contracts Book (second edition, 2008); co-author of chapters titled “Licensing Requirements” and “Public Construction,” Illinois Construction Law Manual – Illinois Practice Series Vol. 24 (2007-2008); “The Use of Experts in Construction Litigation – Parts 1 and 2,” Construct!, Vol. 15, No. 4 and 5 published by The American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Summer and Fall, 2006; “Keeping Your Complex Construction Case Under Control,” Construct!, Vol. 14, No. 2 published by The American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (Winter 2005); co-author of “Between A Rock and A Hard Place: Balancing the Interests of The Principal and Obligee,” Construct!, Vol. 14, No. 1, published by The American Bar Association Section of Litigation (Fall 2004); “Securing United States Assets on Multinational Projects,” International Project Finance edited by Fiona Scott and Claus Peter Matins, Transnational Publishers (2000); “Professional Standards For The Geotechnical Engineer, A legal Perspective Geo-Engineering for Underground Facilities,” edited by Gabriel Fernandez and Robert A. Bauer, ASCE (1999); “Managing Risk: An Environmental Engineering Perspective,” Proceedings of the National Conference of Environmental Engineers (1998); co-author of “Knowing the Risks When Embarking on an International Venture,” Proceedings of Construction Congress V of the American Society of Civil Engineers (1997).

Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D., 1992)
University of Illinois (B.S.E., 1987)

Bar Admissions
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Illinois)
Trial Bar
Illinois Supreme Court