PAUL R. CRESSMAN, JR. is a member of the Seattle law firm of Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC, where he co-chairs the firm’s Construction Industry Practice Group. He has practiced Construction Law for over 40 years, and his practice involves the representation of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and design professionals involved in both public and private construction projects. He is a former board member of the AGC of Washington’s Board of Directors, past-Chairperson of the AGC of Washington’s Legal Affairs Committee, recipient of both the AGC of Washington’s and the Puget Sound Chapter of NECA’s Affiliate and Associate of the Year Awards, past‑Chairperson of the WSBA’s Construction Law Section. Mr. Cressman has been named a Washington Super Lawyer in the category of Construction Litigation for the years 2003-2020 and a Top 100 Super Lawyer for the years 2017-2019 by “Super Lawyers,” a Thomson Reuters business. He was also selected as a Best Lawyer in America in Litigation – Construction by “Best Lawyers” for the years 2013-2018. Mr. Cressman was listed as one of Seattle’s Top Lawyers in Construction Law by Seattle Met magazine in 2010, one of the Top 40 Real Estate Law Super Lawyers in the Winter 2008 edition of Washington Law & Politics magazine, and one of Seattle’s 115 Top Lawyers by Seattle magazine in its January / February 2003 edition. He routinely participates in continuing legal education programs on construction law topics, and also regularly addresses various construction trade organizations on construction law issues.