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Paul A. Lax, a member of Lax & Stevens, has nearly 30 years of experience specializing in the representation of general contractors in claims cases, as well as in litigation brought by owners alleging defective construction, litigation involving terminated construction contracts, claims involving sureties, and litigation between general contractors and subcontractors.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Lax has handled hundreds of contractor claims and has assisted many other contractors in a wide variety of legal issues. He regularly represents contractor clients in disputes with public agencies such as the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the University of California, school districts, and cities and counties. He also has extensive experience with claims on private work. With his broad understanding of construction-related law, Mr. Lax has brought cases before state and federal courts, the California Office of Administrative Hearings, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the American Arbitration Association and various Board of Contract Appeals.

Mr. Lax earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a juris doctorate from the UCLA School of Law. He is admitted to the State Bar of California, all United States district courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Lax is an associate member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and serves on the organization’s legal advisory panel.

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