Steven J.

Steven J. Gockley

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With a practice focused on construction matters, Steve represents project owners, construction managers, design professionals, EPC firms, and general contractors in complex construction transactions. He works with high-profile clients on projects of all sizes—from contract formation through the course of construction and beyond.

Steve has significant experience in analyzing and interpreting construction contracts. He advises clients during the construction phase on their rights and obligations under the contract and helps them avoid or otherwise prepare for disputes.

Prior to Moye White, Steve worked as an associate attorney at a Chicago-based law firm that exclusively focuses on the litigation and arbitration of high-stakes design and construction disputes. There, he litigated disputes relating to all aspects of the design and construction of complex construction projects, including claims of breach of contract, delay, design, defective work, and property damage. In addition, he also held roles with the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Illinois House of Representatives, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, family, and dog and being outdoors, especially when playing golf or attending sporting events. 

Publications and Articles

Climate Change Legislation and Construction: Lessons from Colorado
Lexis Nexis | Practical Guidance, January 2023