Paige B. Spratt

Paige B. Spratt

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Expertise

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Washington, U.S.A.

Profile

Real world construction experience

Paige Spratt combines real world construction experience with legal know-how to help contractors find practical solutions to complex problems. Before attending law school, Paige earned a degree in Construction Management and worked as a construction manager for two large commercial contractors and the world’s largest aerospace company. As a result, she is able to understand the business realities her clients face on a daily basis.

Practical solutions and client ownership

Paige handles arbitrations and lawsuits for issues ranging from lien foreclosures, construction claims, and public contracting to employment disputes and complex breach of contract claims. She strives to help her clients fully understand the litigation process and to present creative, practical solutions.

Clients also turn to Paige for transactional assistance. She focuses on achieving client goals and mitigating risk in construction contracts, purchase and sale agreements, services contracts, purchase orders, and other legal documents. Paige is proactive in ensuring that her clients fully understand the contracting process and can take ownership of contract terms.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts 
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington 
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (2011)
  • California State University, Chico, Bachelor of Science degree, Construction Management (2005)
Areas of Practice

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Let’s work together to resolve your legal issues, while taking into account your unique business (and everyday) realities.
  • Successfully obtained a defense verdict in an $8.2 million arbitration, including a complete award of counterclaims.

  • Prevailed on a motion for summary judgment where her client was awarded over $2 million in damages and interest.

  • Prevailed on a defense motion to dismiss a real property dispute at the close of plaintiff’s case-in-chief.

  • Successfully obtained a judgment for a material supplier in a multiple-property, complex lien foreclosure case of distressed properties.

  • Prepared a claim on a federal construction project on behalf of a specialty contractor. Successfully negotiated the resolution of the claim.

  • Successfully negotiated the resolution of a state public contracting claim for delays and impacts caused by unforeseen site conditions.

  • Drafted and reviewed numerous prime and subcontracts for both private and public projects


Articles

  • OP-ED: A State Transportation Agency's Big Victory in Legal Battle
  • Op-Ed: Drafting Fair and Reasonable Construction Subcontract Clauses
  • OP-ED: Washington State Agency Retracts Waiver Within Four Months
  • Enforcing Public Contracts against a Surety
  • OP-ED: Washington state agency taking advantage of federal waiver
  • OP-ED: The Importance of a Balanced Approach to Writing
  • Landowners Impacted by BPA's I-5 Corridor Project Have Rights
  • Summary Sent to AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter Members on Governor Inslee’s Proclamation
  • COVID-19: Preserving Your Payment Rights through Lien and Bond Claims
  • OP-ED: Washington’s Strict Compliance Standard is Now Stricter
  • Recent Supreme Court Opinion Serves as Call to Action for Contractors to Review Contract Notice Requirements

Seminar

  • DJC Oregon Builder Breakfast Series: What's Going on at the Portland International Airport?
  • How the Next Generation Will or Won’t Get Paid
  • Traps for the Unwary Vessel Owner and Claim Professional
  • Change Order Basics