Good Day! My Name Is Junius Bracy Cross, Jr., Known To My Friends And Associates As J.B. I Have Practiced Law In The State Of Arkansas For 44 Years In The Area Of Construction Law. I Have Recently Joined The Newland And Associates Law Firm That Specializes In Construction Law.
Over The many Years I Have Represented virtually every type of Contractor, Subcontractor, Commercial Project Owner, Public Project Owner, Residential Project Owners, Architect, Engineer And Construction Surety Companies In Virtually Every Aspect Of The Construction Industry. I Have Over The Years Handled Significant Litigation In State, Federal And Administrative Tribunals And Have Extensive Experience In ADR Techniques Including Mediation And Arbitration.
Both arbitration and mediation as a part of the alternative dispute resolution revolution have become an important part of the construction industry. Beginning with the establishment of the American Arbitration Association's Construction Industry Rules, I have taken part in many arbitrations and mediations for owner's, contractors, Architects, engineers, suppliers and construction surety companies. I have been a member of the American Arbitration Associations Construction Panel of Arbitrators for a number of years.
I have had extensive experience in drafting and review construction contracts in both the private and governmental arenas, concerning fixed priced, design/build, unit price, construction management and cost plus contracts. These contracts range from the simplest subcontract agreement, to major commercial construction contracts.
I have had extensive experience in both prosecuting and defending construction claims on residential, commercial, state and federal projects. I have dealt with a number types of claims both prosecuting and defending that include: handling delay and acceleration claims; differing site conditions; loss of productivity and cost overrun claims; and defective construction claims. I have the technological expertise to deal with claim documentation in traditional paper form and electronic form and to analyze and thoroughly document construction claims.
I represent and have represented a number construction surety firms doing business in the State of Arkansas. I have dealt extensively with all aspects of surety representation from start to finish with rumbles, payment claims, performance claims, and indemnity