Richard A. Stockenberg, Counsel

Biography

Dick has practiced construction law for over 35 years, representing contractors, suppliers, owners and design professionals while concentrating on filing and perfecting mechanic’s liens, bond claims, drafting contracts and legislation, and seeking creative solutions to troublesome problems. Arguing appeals in both state and federal courts, Dick tries construction cases throughout the United States and has earned an esteemed reputation for arbitrating complex construction disputes.

On the vanguard of construction industry legislation, Dick has drafted a number of bills enacted into Missouri law and was the principal draftsman of legislation enacting retainage reform and outlawing broad form indemnity clauses in Missouri. He also authored the bill enacted into law by the Missouri legislature declaring contingent payment clauses not to be an impediment to the enforcement of mechanic’s liens.

For more than 20 years Dick has served as General Counsel to the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council. He chaired the National Attorney’s Council of the American Subcontractors Association, as well as the American Subcontractors Association’s National Task Force on the Reform of Retention.

Background

Professional Activities
Dick is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois; the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeal for the Seventh, Eight and Tenth Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and the Central District of Illinois.

A member of the American Bar Association’s forum on the Construction Industry, he also serves on the Construction Law Committees of the Missouri Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Each year since 2006, Dick has been named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual Best Lawyers publication in the area of Construction Law since 2014.

Education
Dick received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law.

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Successes

Publications
Dick is the author of more than 40 articles on construction law and was the editor and co-author of the Missouri Bar Association’s Deskbook on Construction Law. He has presented more than 70 seminars and lectures in more than a dozen states and provinces throughout the United States and Canada on a multitude of topics of interest to the construction industry, including design/build, risk allocation, indemnification, prompt pay, bonds, mechanic’s liens and retainage.

BIOGRAPHY

Dick has practiced construction law for over 35 years, representing contractors, suppliers, owners and design professionals while concentrating on filing and perfecting mechanic’s liens, bond claims, drafting contracts and legislation, and seeking creative solutions to troublesome problems. Arguing appeals in both state and federal courts, Dick tries construction cases throughout the United States and has earned an esteemed reputation for arbitrating complex construction disputes.

On the vanguard of construction industry legislation, Dick has drafted a number of bills enacted into Missouri law and was the principal draftsman of legislation enacting retainage reform and outlawing broad form indemnity clauses in Missouri. He also authored the bill enacted into law by the Missouri legislature declaring contingent payment clauses not to be an impediment to the enforcement of mechanic’s liens.

For more than 20 years Dick has served as General Counsel to the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council. He chaired the National Attorney’s Council of the American Subcontractors Association, as well as the American Subcontractors Association’s National Task Force on the Reform of Retention.

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