The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Work +1 407 649 4000
Fax +1 407 841 0168

Denis L. Durkin

Work 407.649.4053
Baker & Hostetler LLP


A civil trial lawyer, Denis Durkin has acted as trial counsel in diverse civil litigation matters, including numerous multimillion-dollar construction contract disputes in various state and federal courts throughout the country, before federal administrative appeals boards and in AAA and private arbitrations. Mr. Durkin’s other trial experience includes copyright, trademark and patent disputes; class action defense, ad valorem tax assessment appeals; defamation claims defense; eminent domain claims; federal and state employment discrimination claims and product liability defense. He also has prosecuted numerous federal bid protests and frequently advises clients on federal procurement and construction contract matters.

United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)

Within: Construction (including construction litigation)

Baker & Hostetler LLP represents clients in construction disputes concerning contract issues, bid protests and delay claims, in addition to providing legal counsel on large construction projects. Laurin Quiat is an experienced litigator, and represented a C.R. Lawrence subsidiary that manufactures window systems in a dispute against  a subcontractor; the subcontractor alleged that the windows did not meet prerequisite performance standards and that the client should be liable for repairs. Supported by associate Sammantha Tillotson, Quiat settled the case in favor of the client and obtained additional purchase of the client's product by the claimant. Quiat also represented David Boland Inc. in connection with its role as general contractor on a hangar construction project in Fort Carson, Colorado. A dispute arose between a subcontractor and the client concerning alleged damage, which the team, including Orlando-based duo Denis Durkin and associate Robert Sowell, settled at mediation. Quiat also managed a complex dispute between Lendlease and the client, Westmond Hospitality Group; the client alleged that Lendlease failed to properly manage construction on hotel projects throughout the United States. Quiat was supported by New York partner Benjamin Pergament and associate Panida Pollawit.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to