About Our Firm
Who We Are
We offer seasoned counsel in all aspects of construction law, and serve as counsel for all stakeholders in the construction industry, focusing on subcontractors/suppliers and trade associations. We are experienced with drafting/negotiating contracts, mechanic’s liens and bond claims, dispute avoidance and resolution, and drafting legislation for the construction industry.
Richard Stockenberg, Founder
Dick Stockenberg has over 35 years of in-depth experience in construction law. His practice is devoted exclusively to serving the construction industry as an advocate, adviser, and consultant representing subcontractors and suppliers as well as owners, design professionals, and general contractors.
He specializes in filing and perfecting mechanic’s liens, bond claims, negotiating and drafting contracts, finding solutions for problems as they arise day to day in the field, and drafting legislation for permanent solutions to complex industry problems.
Dick has tried cases in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas in both state and federal courts, including appeals courts in all three jurisdictions. He has successfully mediated and arbitrated countless claims, both prosecuting and defending.
He has achieved success in making law in the courts, but also the Missouri legislature where working in partnership with trade associations he has drafted legislation changing the landscape of the construction industry, dealing with retainage, liens, bonds, indemnification, and recovery of attorneys’ fees.
Dick is a prolific author and speaker on subjects relating to construction law on topics such as design/build, liens, bonds, retainage, risk allocation, contracts, liquidated damages, contingent payment clauses, bid shopping, change orders, termination for convenience, delay damages, economic loss doctrine, and more.
For more than 30 years, he as served as counsel to the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council covering Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. He chairs the Chapter’s Contract Review Committee. He has chaired the National Association’s Attorneys’ Council and its Task Force on the Reform of Retention.
Most importantly, Rachel, Lauren, Millie, and Maevis call him Grandpa.
J.D. and A.B. University of Missouri, Columbia
• United States Supreme Court
• United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
• United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
• United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
• United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
• United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
• United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Michelle L. Zeller, Paralegal
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Former Chair, Construction Law Committee
Construction Law Committee of the Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law
Member of Committee on Specialty Contractors and former member of that committee’s Steering Sub-Committee.
National Attorney’s Council of the American Subcontractor Association
American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council
American Subcontractors Association’s National Task Force on the Reform of Retention
Bi-State Fabricators Association
City of Warson Woods, MO
Former Municipal Judge
The Federalist Society, St. Louis Lawyer's Chapter
awards & Achievements
Missouri & Kansas
Best Lawyers in America
Construction Lawyers Society of America
ASA National Legal Affairs Award
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2004
AV Peer Review Rated
Award of Outstanding Service
ASA Midwest Council, 2000 and 1993
Award of Appreciation
ASA St. Louis, 1995 and 1993
Most Valuable Player Award
Big Hitter Award
ASA, 1992 and 1993
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3636 South Geyer Road, Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO 63127
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