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J. Christian Hauser

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STATUS: PARTNER

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Sports & Entertainment Law
  • Construction Law

CONTACT

Frasco Caponigro Wineman
& Scheible, PLLC
1301 W. Long Lake, Suite 250
Troy, Michigan 48098
(248) 334-6767
(248) 334-0999 (fax)
ch@frascap.com

EXPERTISE/EXPERIENCE

Christian has practiced construction law for over 20 years. Mr. Hauser has extensive experience representing clients in all areas of the construction industry including public and private owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design professionals, suppliers and sureties. He provides sound advice to clients in all phases of the construction process through project delivery, including contract formation and administration, contract performance, project monitoring and close-out.

Mr. Hauser is proficient in early and alternative dispute resolution to efficiently resolve construction and design disputes. Christian has also been lead counsel in several trials in both state and federal court as well as numerous arbitration hearings.

Christian regularly serves as a neutral member on the American Arbitration Association Panel of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators.

In addition, Christian is a member of the American Arbitration Association  Panel of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators.

EDUCATION AND DEGREES

  • J.D. 1997 University of Detroit School of Law
  • B.S.B.A. 1994 Aquinas College

HISTORY WITH FIRM

  • Head of the Firm’s Construction Law Division
  • Joined Firm in November, 2005 from the Bloomfield Hills-based firm Thomas M. Keranen & Associates, P.C.

JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED

  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington D.C.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

  • Residential Builder (Michigan)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum)
  • Construction Association of Michigan
  • Associated General Contractors of Michigan
  • Chairperson, City of Rochester Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

SPEECHES/PUBLICATIONS

  • Lecturer, University of Michigan, College of Architecture (2018)
  • Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University, Construction Law Seminar (2012)
  • Lecturer, “Legal Concerns for the Building Enclosure” (AIA Detroit – 2011)
  • Lecturer, “Changes to the 2007 AIA Contract” (AIA Detroit – 2010)
  • Lecturer, “Resolving the Construction Legal Dispute” (Lorman Educational Services – 2007)
  • Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University, Construction Law Seminar (2006)
  • Claim Prevention for Design Professionals, “Resolving the Professional Malpractice Claim” (Lorman Education Services – 2001)
  • Author, Understanding MISS DIG, (American Fence Association, 2001)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Christian is also very active in the local running and fitness community, having completed more than 20 marathons (including five Boston Marathon finishes) and dozens of half-marathons. Christian also volunteers his time and legal resources to the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, an organization based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, that develops and trains distance runners for national and international competition including the Olympic Games.

RECOGNITIONS

  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation)
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation)
  • 2015 Michigan Leading Lawyer
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit (Construction Litigation) dBusiness Magazine
  • 2012 Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit (Construction Law, Construction Litigation) dBusiness Magazine
  • 2009-2012 Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers
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