Larry Logsdon joined Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt in 1997. He practices in the area of general commercial litigation and has represented general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and suppliers involved in all aspects of the construction industry.
Larry was selected to the Birmingham Business Journal’s Best of the Bar for Construction Law and was named to the list of 2016 Top Lawyers by Bhm Biz Metro Birmingham Business magazine. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, all Alabama federal district courts, and all Alabama state courts. He is an associate member of the American Subcontractor’s Association and the Association of General Contractors
Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Larry attended the University of Alabama. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing in 1987. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1992. Larry was honored with induction into the Order of the Coif and served as a senior editor of the Alabama Law Review.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1995
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1995
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1995
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1995
- Alabama, 1992
- The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL, J.D, 1992
Honors: Order of the Coif, Senior Editor of Alabama Law Review
- The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, B.S., Marketing, summa cum laude, 1987
Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Anderson Society, Jasons
- Alabama State Bar
- American Subcontractor’s Association, Associate Member
- Association of General Contractors, Associate Member
- Alabama Utility Contractors Association, Board of Directors Member
- Insurance Coverage and Disputes, What You Need to Know About Coverage, Exclusions, Remedies, and Bad Faith, National Business Institute, October 2012
- Avoiding and Resolving Extra Work and Delay Claims: Practical Strategies for Creating Realistic Work Schedules, Dealing with Delays and Resolving Overage Costs, American Conference Institute, Construction Litigation, Orlando, Florida, February 29 - March 1, 2012
- The B Word, What's a Contractor to Do?, Ala. Construction News, Feb/Mar 2010 at p. 20.\
- Substantive Issues Related to Publicly Bid Work; Important Provisions in Construction Contract; and Prompt Payment Acts, Presentation to Alabama Utility Contractor's Association, 2010.\
- Legally Speaking – Customer Bankruptcy! – What’s a Subcontractor to Do? Co-author, Contractor’s Compass, First Quarter, 2009
- Overcoming the Waiting Game for Final Payment, Contractor’s Compass, Second Quarter, 2007
- Construction Law for Alabama Architects and Engineers, Half Moon, LLC, 2007
- Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, National Business Institute, Inc., 2006 and 2007
- The Construction Project, From Beginning, Middle, to End, Birmingham Business Journal, January 6, 2006
- Construction Law Update, Cumberland School of Law, Continuing Legal Education, December, 2006
- Alabama Construction Law: What Do You Do When...? Co-author, National Business Institute, Inc., May 2003 and May 2004
- Payment in Alabama for Construction Work - Prompt Pay Acts and Mechanic’s Lien Law and Construction Lien Law in Alabama, National Business Institute, Inc.
- A Practical Guide to Construction Liens, National Business Institute, Inc.
Cases of Note
- Consolidated Construction Company of Alabama and Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company v. Metal Building Components, L.P., et al ., 961 So.2d 820 Ala. 2007
- Whatley Construction Company, Inc. v. Reese, 875 So. 2d 274 Ala. 2003
- Boackle v. Bedwell Const. Co, Inc., 770 So. 2d 1076 Ala., 2000
- Ex parte Employers Modern Life Co., 772 So. 2d 433 Ala. 2000
- Represented owner in defective construction case and obtained arbitration award of over 1.7 million dollars.
- Successfully defended general contractor on over $400,000 claim by subcontractor for work on federal projects and received counterclaim award in arbitration in favor of general contractor of approximately $100,000 with no recovery to the subcontractor.
- Obtained defense verdict from jury representing subcontractor defending claim for alleged defective work.
- Obtained $950,000 jury verdict representing an Estate in Circuit Court in Alabama.
- Represented subcontractor in international arbitration with contractor related to construction project in Mexico. Obtained seven figure award and defended multi-million dollar claim by contractor against subcontractor for back charges, delay damages, and liquidated damages.
- Obtained favorable judgment in favor of contractor in arbitration in claim for amounts owed for construction work at hotel in Georgia.
- Represented contractor in jury trial in claim for amounts owed where owner was seeking significant amounts against contractor for construction defects. Obtained verdict for full amount of principal value claimed.
- Represented contractor and received favorable arbitration award of substantially all amounts asked for in case involving claims for amounts due under contract and for disputed change orders.
- Obtained “defense” or zero verdict defending general contractor in case involving claims against contractor for construction defects, moisture intrusion and mold.
- Received an approximately half million dollar arbitration award for claim of amounts owing on a commercial construction project.
- Represented contractor and obtained a six-figure award in arbitration in case seeking damages on commercial construction project in connection with claims for retainage, inefficiency, delay and acceleration damages.