American Bar Association


Mission Statement

To study developments and trends relating to insurance coverage, surety bonds and liens for the purpose of educating construction industry participants.

Steering Committee

Timothy C. Ford, Chair

Daniel P. King, Immediate Past Chair

Joshua Ballance

B. Michael Clark Jr.

Sam Laurin

Jason Quintero

Robert J. Dietz

Philip J. Truax

Troy Miller

Julia Hunting

Bill Franczek, Governing Committee Liaison

Standing Subcommittees

Membership Subcommittee, Jason Quintero, Chair

Programming Subcommittee, Philip J. Truax, Chair

Publications Subcommittee, B. Michael Clark, Jr., Chair

Technology Subcommittee, Robert J. Dietz and Sam Laurin, Co-Chairs

Additional Liaisons

Larry Lerner, Diversity Committee

Stephanie Dodson Dougherty, Young Lawyers Division

Message From The Chair

Welcome to the Division on Insurance, Surety and Liens (Division 7) of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. Division 7 conducts monthly teleconferences on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET. The call-in number is 866-646-6488 and the passcode is 711-487-1942. Every other month, these calls include a Hot Topic presentation. The calls are open to all Forum members and provide an excellent entre into the activities, publications, and speaking opportunities available within the Division and Forum. As a benefit to Division 7 members, Division 7 publishes the quarterly newsletter “Insurance, Surety & Liens” containing substantive articles, news and events. At each national meeting of the Forum, Division 7 hosts an informal dinner for its members, family and friends and coordinates a Division breakfast and/or lunch featuring a nationally-prominent speaker. All current and prospective Division 7 members are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in Division 7 activities.

Division Programs, Meetings & Events

Committee Events


August 3, 2017
The next monthly Division 7 conference call will be on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Noon CDT).  All members of the Forum and Division 7 are encouraged to join the call. The call in number is 866-646-6488 and the passcode is 711-487-1942. Please join us.
Section Events

    Construction Insurance Program


    All construction involves risk, and one of the key tools to manage that risk is insurance. On November 3, 2017, the ABA Forum on Construction Law will present, in four cities across the country, a one-day program on Construction Insurance. With a faculty of leading lawyers and insurance specialists, ...

    Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy


    The ABA Forum on Construction Law is pleased to announce the Forum Trial Academy will be held February 710, 2018, at the George Allen Dallas County Civil Courts Building in Dallas, TX. This three-day intensive trial skills training program will use two different dispute scenarios to teach the skills ...

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Upcoming Meeting Items and Past Presentations

Breakfast Meeting Podcasts

Sites of Interest

Modified by Robert Dietz on July 12, 2017

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