JOHN R. JEFFERIES

John R. Jefferies

Randy practices in the areas of federal and state procurement and government contract law, as well as building and construction law. He has negotiated and litigated construction claims at the city, county, state and federal levels on behalf of general contractors and specialty subcontractors. At the federal level, Randy has litigated claims involving defective specifications, constructive changes, acceleration, excusable and compensable delays, differing site conditions, terminations for default, and structured settlements for terminations for the convenience of the government. He also has been involved with bid protests before the Comptroller General of the General Accounting Office, having represented both awardees and protestors.

At the local level, Randy has pursued claims against city, county and state entities in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada, and has been involved in a number of bid protests involving the Arizona Procurement Office. He also handles private construction litigation involving disputes between owners, general contractors and subcontractors, as well as performance and payment bond claims.

Education

  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Order of the Coif

Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and prevention.

We have substantial experience with the diverse and often complex aspects of the construction business.

We assist with acquisition and finance through development, leasing and sale.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Litigation

Representative Cases

  • APCO Construction v. City of Las Vegas, NAA Case No. 05-108.  Fennemore Craig represents the general contractor and its subcontractors in arbitration related to construction of a 102 acre park in Las Vegas.  APCO is seeking an equitable adjustment valued at $6 million and is defending counterclaims totaling $40 million. 
  • Appeal of Meadow Valley Contractors, Inc., December 27, 2007 (No. CBCA 974.)  Fennemore Craig represented the general contractor in an appeal on a claim for equitable adjustment, remission and payment of liquidated damages, in the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Washington, D.C.
  • Meadow Valley Contractors v. County of Clark, August 15, 2007.  Fennemore Craig represented the general contractor in an American Arbitration Association arbitration case affecting construction change authorizations and excavation quantities and select backfill quantities exceeding amounts set forth in the Contract.
  • C.S. McCrossan, Inc. v. The United States No. (05-1065C), October, 2005.  Fennemore Craig represented the general contract in connection with a complaint requesting judgment on compensable delays and order of remission of liquidated damages.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, 2005-2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®Construction Litigation, 2009-2016
  • Arizona’s Top Lawyers, Construction Litigation, AZ Business Magazine, 2014
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Public Contracts Section, American Bar Association

  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, State Bar of Nevada

  • Past Member, Board of Governors, Construction Law Section, State Bar of Arizona

ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona
  • Nevada