June 3, 2010

Members of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry elected Polsinelli Shughart attorney G. Edgar “Eddie” James to the 12-member Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry for a three-year term. The organization is composed of approximately 6000 construction lawyers in the United States and internationally from private law firms, government entities and corporate in-house counsel.

“This honor is reflective of the history of leadership Eddie has shown over the years to the ABA, the construction industry and his clients,” said Roy Bash, chair of the Construction practice at Polsinelli Shughart. “Eddie is very committed to this organization which he has demonstrated through his role chairing various committees. It is just another example of how Eddie stays abreast of industry changes and their impact on his clients.”

Members of the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry represent all segments of the construction industry: owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, lenders and sureties. The Governing Committee steers the activities of the Forum. Members of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry are active in the industry and author publications and books on construction related topics, as well as sponsor several seminars each year.

“I am honored to be nominated for this position among a well-respected group of my peers, “said James, a shareholder and construction litigation attorney at Polsinelli Shughart. “To be recognized by the ABA and given this opportunity inspires me to work even harder for my clients and the organization.”

James has been practicing law for more than 10 years and is licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas and Florida.

James is a good source for reporters working on stories about:

• Construction litigation
• Construction lender litigation
• Arbitration and mediation
• MBE/DBE challenges

For more information contact Heather McMichael, Public Relations Manager, 816-395-0618,

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