Laurann Asklof practices in the area of Construction Litigation, where she represents owners, contractors and subcontractors throughout Connecticut in all forums of litigation, including Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, and state and federal courts. She has also been involved in the drafting and negotiating of construction contracts and the bid process.
Laurann has been the principal litigator for the University of Connecticut's UCONN 2000 Construction Infrastructure Program. She has had the honor of being chosen as the University of Connecticut's 21st Century Construction Lead Counsel and will again be the primary construction litigator for the University. In addition, Laurann has represented the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in their construction litigation matters.
Laurann has presented at seminars on the topics of mold in construction, subcontractor payment issues and engineering liability and has authored various articles. She served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law instructing students in the art of appellate writing and oral argument concluding with a mock appellate brief and oral argument. She was also a guest speaker for UConn’s Senior Seminar addressing the subject of engineering liability.
Laurann served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut as a construction litigator, where she was involved in multimillion dollar construction projects, representing the Department of Transportation, Department of Public Works and Department of Administrative Services. During this time, she gained invaluable experience in the construction litigation field, practicing in all litigation forums.
Following four years of extensive discovery, preliminary hearings and 33 days of arbitration hearings on liability alone, defeated in its entirety a $45 million wrongful termination claim of the general contractor against the owner of a research/teaching facility and recovered for the owner on its counterclaim.
Successfully defeated plaintiffs’ attempt to gain class certification for students in relation to personal injury claims asserted as a result of allegations of mold exposure due to defective construction.
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