Tad Baria focuses his practice on construction law. He represents clients in disputes and matters related to design and construction defects, delayed and disrupted construction, labor productivity, surety bond claims, and construction document and contract interpretation and enforcement. Mr. Baria is an experienced litigator, having represented clients with respect to builders’ risk and trade damage claims, construction defects, product liability actions, damaged and missing cargo, warranty claims, and property damage subrogation claims. Mr. Baria has tried cases in state and federal courts and successfully resolved disputes for clients through mediation.
Prior to practicing law, Tad worked for two general contractors as a field engineer and superintendent in the San Francisco Bay Area. There, he had the opportunity to build cast-in-place concrete high-rises and unique projects in an urban environment. Tad continued his construction career as a project manager and superintendent after relocating to Chicago.
Mr. Baria received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2011 from DePaul University College of Law where he served as an Editor of Notes and Comments for the DePaul Law Review. Mr. Baria graduated from Purdue University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in the field Civil Engineering with an emphasis in construction.