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Department: Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Michael Knapp is the instructor for the Construction Liability and Contracts course.

Knapp enjoys a national practice which focuses primarily on construction, business and commercial disputes, and financial services litigation. For the past several years, his focus has been on large scale public and private construction project disputes spread equally among owners, developers, engineers, architects, contractors, and sureties. In recent years, he has worked on several high profile construction defect class action matters that involved claims of moisture intrusion and mold infestation. Additionally, Knapp has worked with a number of clients in drafting, structuring and negotiating even handed contracts in an attempt to avoid disputes between the parties. He is also experienced in the resolution of disputes, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation in state and federal courts across the country.

He has given numerous in house and public lectures on topics including the construction effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act, revisions to the American Institute of Architects and Associated General Contractors form contracts, proper claims procedures and practical construction project documentation. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, Knapp had the honor of teaching a construction law course to engineering students at Misr University located near Cairo, Egypt.

Knapp is a member of the State Bars of North Carolina, District of Columbia and California.

Before joining Bradley, Knapp served in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate from 1995 to 1998 where he was the Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the Commanding Officer of Naval Station San Diego, the home of the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet. In addition, he served as a prosecutor where he tried several felony crimes to verdict.

After his Navy service, he practiced law in San Diego for five years before returning to the Southeast.