Judge Carol Park-Conroy (Ret.) has over 35 years of experience as a litigator, judge and neutral in commercial and construction cases. She is highly skilled in managing cases with complex factual and legal issues and is known for her thorough preparation, perseverance and energetic commitment to resolution of disputes.
Experience and Qualifications
Judge Park-Conroy’s construction experience as a judge and mediator includes disputes involving: office and commercial buildings, including training facilities, hospitals, and aircraft hangers; housing units; water facility projects, such as well drilling, water mains and pipelines; major civil works projects, including roads, bridges, ocean piers, locks, dams and dredging; and miscellaneous matters, such as aircraft runway construction, environmental remediation and asbestos removal.
Her experience in construction disputes includes issues relating to contract interpretation, cost overruns, subcontractor contract flow-down provisions, allocation of risk, mistake, design defects, breach, authority, defective specifications, nondisclosure of vital information, impracticability of performance, changes, differing site conditions, delay, disruption, inefficiency, impact, acceleration, defective workmanship, inspection and acceptance, liquidated damages, release, accord and satisfaction, terminations, excess costs of reprocurement, and pricing of adjustments using various damages computation methods.
- Resolved contractor and owner claims involving defective specifications, delay, changes and defective work in construction of Washington, D.C. office building
- Successfully mediated disputes valued at $75 million associated with construction of the earth and rock fill Seven Oaks Dam in California
- Mediated settlement with Department of Justice on $4.2 million in defective specifications, disruption, delay and impact claims from building construction
- Settled $16 million in disputes relating to steel and seismic bracing associated with construction and modifications of medical facility in Alaska
- Resolved in excess of $40 million in claims in six-week proceeding involving disputes arising from multiple contracts for demolition and construction of approximately 550 military housing units; disputes included design defects, changes, delay, disruption, acceleration, differing site conditions, and cost overruns
- Successfully mediated $4.3 million claim for changes, delay and acceleration on new pier construction at Naval Submarine Base
- Resolved subcontractor claims in excess of $6.4 million for fabrication and installation of removable spillway weir
- Mediated settlement of contractor construction claims over Middle East project with Army Corps of Engineers
- Successfully resolved claims for contract interpretation and differing site conditions arising in environment cleanup contract
- Settled contractor claims for bridge deck repairs and paving following trial
- Mediated settlement of subcontractor claims relating to high explosive machining facility
- Resolved claims associated with renovation and revitalization of military family housing
- Settled claims arising from contract to remove underground fuel storage tanks and installation of gas lines