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MARVIN LAWS

Email: okconstructionlaw@outlook.com

 

Marvin possesses extensive experience in all types of construction and design litigation, mediation and arbitration (including unique defenses of the insurers and sureties for contractors and designers), including areas such as:

  • Contract Claims (Extra Work, Change Orders, Delay Claims, Equitable Adjustments, etc.)

  • Construction & Design Defects

  • Bid Disputes & Protests on State and Federal Levels

  • Size Protests with Small Business Administration

  • Payment & Performance Bond Claims

  • Miller Act Payment Bond Claims

  • Preparation, Recording and Enforcement of Mechanics’ Liens

  • Negligence & Tort Claims

  • Business / Commercial Litigation

 

Marvin is licensed to practice in all state and federal district courts in Oklahoma, plus Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. 

 

Associations, Positions and Publications:

 

Marvin is a current member of:

  • American Arbitration Association National Roster for Mediators and Arbitrators, Construction Panel (Since 2017)

  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry (Since 2000)

  • American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution (Since 2017)

  • Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (Legislative Committee Member Since 2017)

  • Construction Lawyers Society of America (Fellow Since 2021)

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Since 2024)

  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Since 2000)

  • Federal Bar Association (Since 2000)

  • Surety Underwriters Association of Oklahoma (Past President 2014 -16)

 

Marvin teaches construction law at the University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture, Construction Science Division (2014-present), has been a lecturer with the Oklahoma Bar Association and National Business Institute for continuing legal education on topics concerning the construction industry and ADR, and is an active participant with AGC of Oklahoma construction committees. Marvin also volunteers for the Oklahoma Bar Association's Mock Trial Program for Oklahoma high school students.

 

Marvin has completed several mediation and arbitration training and continuing legal education courses, a few of which include:

  • "National Panel of Construction Mediators Q&A," Georgia Bar Assocaition, Construction Law Section (Panelist) (2023)

  • "Impartiality: Do You Know Where Your Biases Are?,"American Arbitration Association (2021)

  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution Section CLE," Oklahoma Bar Association (2021)

  • "Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility," American Arbitration Association (2020)

  • "17th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute," ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (2019)

  • "Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know," American Arbitration Association (2019)

  • "Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations," American Arbitration Association (2018)

  • "Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices," American Arbitration Association (2017)

  • "Mediating the Litigated Case," Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (2013)

Marvin is the author or co-author of the following:

 

  • Introduction to Construction Contracting, University of Oklahoma, Spring, 2024

  • A Mediator's Observation of Construction & Design Disputes, OBA ADR Section, Spring, 2022

  • Construction Law from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, September, 2019

  • Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, National Business Institute, October 26, 2018 

  • WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? Understanding the Construction Project from the Public Owner’s Perspective, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, January 23, 2014.

  • ABA Contractor’s Licensing Bond Book, 2005/06 Edition.

 

Law Degree: South Texas College of Law, 2000

  • Student Bar Association President

  • Assistant Editor, Annotations (student newspaper)

  • Dean’s Citizenship Award

  • Outstanding Male Graduate

 

Undergraduate Degree: University of Oklahoma, 1990

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