Steven K. Metcalf is an experienced construction lawyer with more than 25 years representing clients in all aspects of construction law and litigation. As a trusted advisor and effective litigator, Mr. Metcalf deals daily with the legal issues that arise in a client’s business.
Mr. Metcalf’s legal practice follows a successful career in construction management where he developed an intimate knowledge of the construction industry and its practices, processes, and procedures. This practical understanding of the construction business allows Mr. Metcalf to immediately identify the concerns a client is seeking to address and get right to work effectively and efficiently addressing those concerns.
Mr. Metcalf has first-chair experience litigating, arbitrating, and mediating all types of construction disputes and is active in state and federal trial courts in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas, in arbitration and mediation throughout the Midwest, and in state and federal appellate courts in Oklahoma, Texas, the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and in the Federal Court of Claims. Mr. Metcalf also frequently serves as an independent neutral in mediation and arbitration, working with the parties and their counsel to resolve construction and other disputes outside of litigation, and is a member of the American Arbitration Association Construction Panel of Arbitrators.
Mr. Metcalf also serves as outside General Counsel for several clients, working in partnership to promptly address the myriad business and legal issues that his clients face on a day-to-day basis. In this capacity, Mr. Metcalf frequently reviews and negotiates construction contracts for project owners, contractors and subcontractors, provides legal advice regarding local, state, and federal code compliance, gives direction regarding claim preparation and documentation, and assists in developing pre-litigation and litigation planning and strategy.