Sam Laurin, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, has been named chairman of Division 7 (Insurance, Surety & Liens) of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. The forum is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States. Its roughly 6,000 members and associates are drawn from all types of construction practice – law firms large and small, solo practitioners, in-house and government counsel, as well as construction professionals and the public sector. Forum members represent all segments of the construction industry: owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers, lenders, insurers and sureties.
Laurin is chair of the Bose McKinney & Evans litigation and construction law groups and focuses his practice on litigating construction, commercial and insurance coverage disputes. He has been lead counsel in jury and bench trials in federal and state court. Laurin has served as lead counsel in several arbitration proceedings, many of which involved construction issues. He is also a registered mediator in the state of Indiana.