Hansel Rhee is a trial lawyer and focuses his practice on all aspects of construction law as well as general business litigation matters. He has tried cases before state and federal courts as well as arbitration panels and other dispute resolution forums. He also counsels and advises construction companies, businesses, and individuals regarding various risk management issues.

Hansel represents owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in preparing, prosecuting and defending construction related claims including delay and disruption claims, claims for nonpayment and general contract claims. He has significant experience in the preparation, review and negotiation of construction and real estate contracts and related documents.

Hansel also has significant experience handling general commercial and civil litigation matters on behalf of both individuals and various business entities. He has represented clients throughout the entire litigation process, and formal dispute resolution proceedings, throughout the country.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Obtained arbitration award in excess of $10 million and defeated owner’s claim exceeding $25 million after a 4-week arbitration hearing related to the construction of an alternate fuel facility.
  • Obtained jury verdict on behalf of bridge painting contractor dismissing claims of fraud and state agency’s claim for punitive damages.
  • Obtained unanimous jury verdict against Pickaway County on behalf of general contractor regarding payment for additional bridge repair and rehabilitation work under unit price contract.
  • Represented contractor as part of a large legal team for a $100 million dollar delay and disruption claim involving the construction of a chemical processing plant in Southern Texas.
  • Obtained favorable resolution for a dredging/marine services contractor involving a project for the United States Park Service after persuading a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of its potential liability exposure and securing a significant settlement contribution.
  • Successfully dismissed claim on summary judgment for fraudulent concealment of an alleged differing site condition filed by contractor against owner's engineering consultant after an exhaustive factual investigation and numerous depositions.
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