Ned concentrates his practice in construction, business and insurance litigation and professional liability defense. He has over 35 years of construction and commercial litigation experience representing design professionals, contractors, and others.
His litigation experience includes insurance coverage and directors and officers litigation.
Ned has delivered many presentations on the construction industry and insurance issues and has authored or co-authored several articles exploring issues arising out of efforts to use tort law to redress contract grievances. Some of his noted publications include: The Collision of Tort and Contract in the Construction Industry, 21 U. Rich. L. Rev. 457 (1987) and Lloyd’s Int’l Construction L. Rev. 5 (1988) – (co-authored with Murray H. Wright), Professional Negligence Claims and Constructive Fraud Principles Do Not Mix, 10 (Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys) J. of Civil Litigation 3 (1998) (co-authored with David Boelaner) The Economic Loss Rule in Virginia, 12 (Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys) J. of Civil Litigation 391 (2000) and The Economic-Loss and Source-of-Duty Rules and the Wall between Tort and Contract in Virginia, Virginia Lawyer (October 2010) (co-authored with Sean M. Golden).