Meet Chad N. Dunigan

Chad N. Dunigan


Chad is a partner with Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP and is licensed to practice before all Courts in the States of Florida, Texas, California and Nevada.  He is a member of the firm’s construction, business litigation, and environmental practice groups.

He specializes in construction law, including all areas of public and private contracting, bidding and protest issues, mechanics’ liens, public and private stop notices, licensing and surety disputes.  For more than 20 years, Chad has represented owners, developers and general contractors in connection with a wide variety of commercial, public works and private projects.  He has been an advocate for KNCH clients throughout the country in connection with major construction claims, including claims of construction and product defects, delay, acceleration, default and bond surety issues.

Chad often counsels his clients on the effective management and evaluation of the wide array of documents generated and exchanged during the course of construction of a complex project.  This includes assisting clients in the presentation of claims, including those arising from denied change order requests and/or claims for extra-contractual work.  As insurance and bonds often play a vital role in construction disputes, Chad has considerable experience handling insurance coverage claims, including errors and omissions, builder’s risk, environmental contamination, and general liability.

In addition, Chad has counseled clients concerning a wide variety of environmental laws, including hazardous and toxic substance contamination (e.g. CERCLA and Superfund) and claims of bodily injury and property damages caused by exposure to contaminants.

Chad has significant trial experience, having prepared for and conducted numerous trials and arbitrations.  He is also highly experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution efforts, such as mediations, settlement conferences, and non-binding arbitrations.

When away from work, Chad enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and four children.

  • Construction Claims & Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury & Accident Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Trucking & Transportation Litigation
  • Premises Liability & Hospitality Claims Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage & Related Matters
  • Business & Transaction Law
  • Pollution & Environmental Law
  • Employment & Workers' Compensation Law

  • Orange County (Florida) Bar Association
  • WSIA
  • Claims Litigation Management Association

  • Judge Pro Tem for El Dorado Superior Court of California

  • ExecuSummit 6th Annual Construction Defect Conference Presentation – Statutory Round-Up — Snowbird Edition: Florida Tort Reform And NY Insurance Disclosure Rules. Panelist (December 2023)
  • Perrin National Construction Defect Conference Presentation – Unwrapping the WRAP Policies. Panelist (November 2023)
  • ExecuSummit 5th Annual Construction Defect Conference Presentation – The Coverage Corner: Update on EIFS, Continuous and Progressive Damages and the Texas Eight Corner’s Rule (December 2022)
  • CLM Construction Magazine – “Cold Lessons, Seven Tips for Contractors after February’s Winter Storms”, Summer 2021.
  • Magna Legal Services Webinar Presentation – “Risk Transfer”, Panelist (February 2021).
  • Sacramento Lawyer, Sacramento County Bar Association Magazine – “Construction Defect Litigation Issues: A Round Table Discussion,” Panelist (July/August 2009).
  • MC Consultants Annual Sacramento Construction Defect Law Seminar – “New Statutory and Case Law Affecting Construction Defect Litigation,” Panelist (April 28, 2010).
  • 8th Annual East Region Construction Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference – “Winning or Losing? – Choosing and Retaining the Right Expert Consultants,” Panelist (June 25-27, 2014)
  • Florida Construction Law Seminar – “Navigating the Minefields of the Tripartite Relationship,” Panelist (June 11, 2015)
  • CLM & Business Insurance National Construction Conference – “Southeast – There’s Nothing Wrong with the Construction, But It’s Still YOUR FAULT!” Panelist (October 9-11, 2017)
  • CLM Webinar Presentation – “Construction Claims – Significant Construction Defect Litigation and CD Coverage Decisions from 2017,” Panelist (January 11, 2018)
  • CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference – “Extrapolation: You’re Asking Me To Assume What?” Panelist (September 26-28, 2018)

(407) 345-5501
  • Saint Mary’s College, 1996 – B.A. Political Science
  • California Western School of Law, 1999 – J.D.
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of California, 1999
  • State Bar of Nevada, 2001
  • State Bar of Florida, 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, 2020