Leading Rhode Island Construction Law & Litigation Law Firm

Only Area Law Firm Concentrating Exclusively in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Construction Law

The practice of Heald Law, Ltd. is concentrated in the area of construction law including litigation, arbitration, mediation, public bidding and contract law, mechanics’ lien law, surety and bond law. The firm represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, sureties and insurers in claims and disputes involving private and public projects. Projects range in value from $5,000 to $10 million plus, and have included: private residences, roads, bridges, federal, state and municipal buildings, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, higher education facilities, transportation, retail, warehouses, office buildings, water and sewer treatment facilities. Disputes involve claims for payment, contract balance, extras, changes, defective work, incomplete work, delay, disruption, differing site conditions, scope issues, termination, suspension and design error. Our attorneys regularly appear in courthouses throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Heald Law, Ltd. is dedicated to the delivery of the highest level of legal services to construction related business concerns, at reasonable cost.

The firm has been given the highest rating by the Martindale-Hubbell®  Law Directory and is listed as “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News.  Thomas W. Heald has achieved an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, and has been named a Super LawyerThomas W. Heald recently published the only comprehensive book on Rhode Island Construction Law.

Thomas W. Heald has many years of experience handling construction-related business concerns for our clients, including:

Construction law and litigation

Arbitration and mediation

Public bidding and contract law

Mechanics’ lien law

Surety and bond law

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The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any particular field of practice.