Lee C.


With more than 30 years construction law experience, Lee Davis serves as lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. Chair of Sutherland's Construction Industry Team and a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group, Lee’s experience as lead counsel in complex construction disputes runs the gamut of construction projects, including power plants, industrial facilities, wastewater treatment plants, hotels, resorts, condominiums, hospitals, shopping centers, office buildings and apartments. Lee resolves varied and diverse issues, including delay claims, acceleration claims, defective construction, differing site conditions, bid protests, government contracting, fraud and constitutional matters affecting the construction industry.

Lee advises major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, owners, municipal districts and material suppliers participating in large-scale industrial and commercial construction projects. For these clients, Lee has advanced and defended nine-figure claims, drafted contracts and provided advice on project management and claim avoidance.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of construction (2009-2010, 2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of construction law (2005-2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of litigation – construction law (2003-2017)

Professional Activities

Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member, Public Contract Law and Litigation Sections and Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Construction Committee, Construction Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, Order of Barristers
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Williams College, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • New York

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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