John F. Bradach
John F. Bradach
jbradach@bradachlaw.com
Law Practice:

Mr. Bradach's practice primarily involves construction and design-related problems, with emphasis in the areas of construction contract drafting, negotiation and administration, bid disputes and construction and design dispute mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Admitted to Oregon Bar, 1979; Washington Bar, 1995; Federal Court, District of Oregon, 1979; United States Claims Court, 1982; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1990; United States Supreme Court, December 1990. Summer associate and winter law clerk, Davies Biggs Strayer Stoel & Boley, 1978-79; Associate, Stoel Rives Boley Fraser & Wyse, 1979-85; Partner, Stoel Rives Boley Jones & Grey, 1985-93; Founder, Bradach Law Offices, 1993. Oregon State Bar Litigation, Real Estate and Land Use and Construction and Design Law Sections.


Professional Activities:

Oregon-Columbia Chapter Associated General Contractors Board Member (2000), Executive Committee, Legislative Committee, Legal Committee (Chair 1999) and Construct-by-Contract Committee; National Associated General Contractors Contract Documents Committee, Dredging Committee, Risk Management Committee, Minority Businesses Advisory/Special Preference Procurement Committee, and Project Delivery Systems Committee; Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section (Chairman, 1984-85, Executive Committee 1985-89); Northwest Construction Consumer Council (1991-93); The Beavers, Associate Member, 1990-1993; Oregon Building Congress Board of Directors, 1993-97; Member: Western Dredging Association (1993-1995). Member: American Bar Association, Public Contracts and Litigation Sections and Forum on the Construction Industry; American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators. Member: American Arbitration Association; American Arbitration Association Arbitrator Training, August, 1992; American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Arbitrator Training Workshop, December, 1996. Member: Multnomah County Bar Association. Member: Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, 1997-98.


Honors:

Founding Chairman, Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section, 1984-85; Oregon-Columbia Chapter Associated General Contractors, National Committee Person of the Year for 1992; Counsel to the Board of Directors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., for the year 2000.


Education:

Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, J.D., 1979; University of Oregon, B.A., Business Administration (Accounting), 1974; Portland State University, 1969-71; Central Catholic High School, Portland, Oregon, 1969.


Publications:

Author, "Bid Disputes," Construction Law (Oregon State Bar CLE, 1989; updated, 1993)
"Construction Contracts for the Project Owner: Use of the New AIA Contract Forms," Real Estate and Land Use Seminar, Oregon State Bar CLE (1988).
"Legal Theories for Recovery: Contractor's Perspective", Oregon Law Institute Seminar on Construction Damages (1994).
"Current Issues in Land Use and Real Estate Law: AIA Owner/Contractor and Owner/Architect Agreements," Real Estate and Land Use Section, Oregon State Bar (1998).


Civic and Charitable Activities:

Grant Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors, 1980-84. City of Portland Office of Transportation Bureau Advisory Committee, 1986-90. Northwestern School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, 1983-87 and 1992-1995; Madeleine School Board, 1995-1997; Port of Portland Mentor/Protegee Program, 2000-01.


Background:

Born June 19, 1951, Burns, Oregon. Mr. Bradach worked in the Oregon and Washington construction industry as a construction laborer for several years during high school and college, and as an accountant for Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc. on the Terminal Project for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in Valdez, Alaska and Willamette-Western Corporation (later Riedel International, Inc.) in Portland. He practiced law for nearly fourteen years in the Construction and Design Law Practice Group at Stoel Rives Boley Jones & Grey, Portland's largest law firm, chairing the Practice Group for two years before departing in June, 1993 to start his own construction and design law firm, Bradach Law Offices. At Bradach Law Offices, Mr. Bradach and his associates have handled a broad range of business and litigation matters for Owners, Contractors, Architects and Subcontractors in Oregon and Washington.