Brian Corgan concentrates his practice in construction contracts, litigation, and alternative disputes resolution. Mr. Corgan has handled construction disputes involving nuclear and coal-fired power plants, cement plants, heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), hydrogen plants, international airport runway construction, prisons and correctional facilities, cogeneration (power, cement and lime) plants, off-shore oil production, storage and off-loading facilities, wastewater treatment plants, environmental remediation and closure projects, mining facilities, meat processing facilities, steel mills, oil refineries, hospitals, convention centers, and a variety of other commercial and industrial construction projects.

Since 1979, Mr. Corgan's practice has focused on the representation of owners, construction managers, and contractors on large industrial and commercial projects. His clients range from owners to engineering and materials testing firms, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, and design professionals. He has been involved in arbitrations, mediations, state and federal court trials, and international adjudications.

Mr. Corgan's practice has focused on the representation of owners, construction managers, and contractors on large projects such as:

  • The design and construction of four grassroots nuclear power plants;
  • A hydrogen production facility;
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) projects;
  • A massive copper mining and electrowinning facility;
  • A $2.4 billion off-shore oil production, storage, and off-loading facility in the South China Sea;
  • The design and construction of a large cement/power/lime cogeneration facility;
  • The design and construction of large cement plants;
  • The design and construction of coal-fired power plants;
  • Construction of large multi-use convention centers;
  • Construction of chemical and petrochemical facilities;
  • Construction of oil refineries and related expansions;
  • The design and construction of large, complex aquariums; and
  • Numerous design-build and EPC projects including beef processing facilities, cogeneration and power plants, prisons and correctional facilities, convention centers, research facilities, and environmental remediation and closure projects.

Mr. Corgan is a Fellow of The American College of Construction Lawyers. He was recognized in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 by the prestigious Legal 500 US in the area of Construction Law, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 for Construction Law, and Corporate Counsel's Top Lawyers for 2011. He was also honored in 2014, 2015, and 2016 as a "Leading Lawyer" by Legal 500 US for Construction Law. Mr. Corgan was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law in 2018 and each of the ten years immediately preceding. He was also named an "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in 2014 for Construction Litigation and again in 2015 for Construction Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Corgan is listed in the 2017 and eight years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Construction Law, and he is listed as #1 in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 editions and as a "Star Individual" in the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions. Mr. Corgan has been recognized as a Top 100 Georgia "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine. He was also named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Construction/Surety in 2013 and the six years immediately preceding and again in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 for Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Corgan was named a leading practitioner in Construction Law in 2014 and 2016 by Legal Media Group's Expert Guides Best of the Best USA. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL), Fellow

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Guest Lecturer

Tulane Law Review, Former Notes Editor

Director, Board of Directors: Chris Kids, 2002-2006

Director, Chris Kids Properties Board, 2007-2012

Committee Member, Blessed Trinity High School Advisory Committee, 2007-2008

Committee Member, Blessed Trinity High School Facilities Committee, 2007-2008

Post-Katrina Legal Assistance Program (Atlanta), October 2005

Good of the Gulf Legal Program (New Orleans), December 2007

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (1979)
    summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Tulane University, B.A. (1976)

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana (1980)
  • Georgia (1979)

Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court (1986)
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals (1985)
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2003)
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (2011)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1992)
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1981)
  • Northern District of Georgia (1980)
  • Middle District of Georgia (1991)
  • Middle District of Louisiana (1980)
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana (1980)
  • Supreme Court of Georgia (1980)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (1980)
  • Superior Court of Georgia (1979)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6217
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Brian G. Corgan

Experience Highlights

Litigation against Boston manufacturer
Claims in excess of $75 million litigated for EPC contractor against manufacturer of coal-fired boiler. more
Heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) project
Represented a heavy mechanical contractor in a five week arbitration relating to design and construction of HRSG. Obtained $26.4 million dollar award more
Claims with EPC contractor on California cement plant
Obtained a jury verdict for $7 million, plus attorneys’ fees, and defeated a $10 million counterclaim in its entirety after a seven week federal more
Remediation project – Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Represented remediation contractor terminated by EPC contractor on solid waste storage area cleanup project. After three-week federal court trial, more