John  E. Bulman

Little Bulman Medeiros & Whitney, P.C.
Providence, RI

Little Bulman Medeiros & Whitney, P.C. – Principal 

Construction experience includes arbitration, trial and neutral work in New England and New York since 1984 involving scheduling, Eichleay, measured mile, change order, indemnity, disruption, and surety claims. Subject matters include steel erection, historic renovation, structural concrete, wind turbines, microtunneling, clean room facilities, laboratories, tunneling, HVAC and sick building claims, roofing, high pressure steam lines and welding, rough and finished carpentry and drywall, concrete, marine facilities, highway and bridge construction, trenchless technology projects, and a variety of other issues. Approximately 50% of practice is in construction-related issues.  Adjunct Professor, Construction Law, School of Justice Studies, Roger Williams University. Commercial litigation experience (approximately 50% of practice), includes jury and non-jury experience in state/federal courts involving partnership disputes; fraud claims; retail lease disputes; investment management liability, shareholder disputes, personal injury defense; unfair labor practice charges under NLRA; insurance coverage and medical reimbursement contract disputes; forged endorsement and drawer signature cases under UCC; bankruptcy, collections and foreclosure disputes; and a variety of commercial contract disputes for individual, corporate, municipal and institutional clients. Approximately 50% of practice is in commercial litigation.

Neutral and party-appointed arbitrator in over 120 regular and complex private and public works arbitration ranging in value from $10,000 to $100 million, including cases administered by the American Arbitration Association. Member of the AAA Construction Arbitration Master Panel. Appointed by Ohio Supreme Court to referee complex bridge construction dispute. Arbitrator for Prudential Insurance Company mass claims ADR program.

Hobart College (BA-1980); Georgetown University (JD, cum laude-1984).

ADR Training:  Faculty, AAA Construction Conference: Cutting Construction Arbitration Costs Without Compromise, 2012; AAA Webinar, Why Construction Mediations Fail: Avoiding Common Mistakes, 2011; Faculty, AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2010; Faculty, AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2010, 2005; AAA Fall Construction Conference: Planning Resolution Strategies, 2010; Faculty, AAA Construction Conference: Maximizing ADR Advocacy for Today's Economy, 2009; Faculty, AAA Arbitration Roadmap: The Standard for Efficient and Cost Effective Arbitration, 2008; Faculty, Roger Williams University, Construction Law, 2007; Annual Board Meeting, AAA Arbitrator Update, 2006; Faculty, An Arbitration Best Practices Guide, 2005; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2005; Faculty, AAA/NCDRC, ADR Issues-Best Practices from the Practitioners, 2nd Annual National Forum on Conflict Management in the Construction Industry, 2004; Faculty, AAA Arbitrator Roundtable: The Revised Commercial Arbitrator Code of Ethics:  What Does it Mean for You?, 2004; AAA Neutrals Conference, 2003; AAA Construction Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2002; AAA Arbitrator Update 2003, 2001; AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training, 2000.

Education:  Hobart College (BA-1980); Georgetown University (JD, cum laude-1984).


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