Frank Bigelis focuses his practice on construction law. His representations include owners, contractors, subcontractors and engineers on worldwide projects with varied delivery mechanisms, including design-build, EPC, CM at Risk and the traditional design-bid-build. Mr. Bigelis has extensive experience in all standard forms of contract (AIA, DBIA, EJCDC, AGC and FiDIC) as well as customized contracts. A significant portion of his experience has been in government contracts and he has prosecuted claims before the various Boards of Contract Appeals as well as bid protests before the GAO.

Mr. Bigelis' background uniquely suits him to the practice of construction law. Prior to law school, Mr. Bigelis worked for a nationally recognized consultant engineering and construction management firm. During that time, he was responsible for the design and construction of water treatment plants and water supply systems. As both a senior design engineer and project/resident engineer on large construction projects around the country, his responsibilities included coordination of the entire construction process from conceptualization and design, through submittal coordination, construction and final completion. His experience includes supervising the world's largest horizontal directional drill, as of 1997, and numerous infrastructure projects in excess of $500 million.

Since 2006, Mr. Bigelis has been named every year as a Georgia “Rising Star” for Construction Litigation by SuperLawyers magazine. While in law school, he earned a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law. Mr. Bigelis speaks French.

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Editor of Construction Newsletter (2009-2010)

Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Board of Directors, Member

Concentrated Course on Construction Contracting, Federal Publications Seminars, Instructor

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Southeast, Board of Directors, Member

Masters Institute on Construction Contracting, Federal Publications Seminars, Instructor

Education

  • Tulane University, J.D. (2003)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, B.S., Civil Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2003)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6503
f +1 404.541.3166

Frank L. Bigelis

Experience Highlights

Construction litigation for general contractor on hospital
Represented contractor on claims for unpaid general conditions and general requirements damages against hospital owner in California. more
Assistance with subpoenas for construction companies in a Department of Justice investigation
Represented general construction companies in responding to federal grand jury subpoenas. more
Construction litigation for contractor on Greenfield Hospital
Represented general contractor in contentious disputes with mechanical subcontractor and owner on $200 million hospital. Successfully mediated with more
Construction litigation for architectural and engineering firm
Represented an architectural and engineering firm against the owner on claims arising from the construction of a $100 million plus kosher food more