Mark McAlpine


McAlpine, PC.
3201 University Drive
Suite 200
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Tel: (248) 373-3700


Mark L. McAlpine is the founding principal and managing partner at McAlpine, PC., a boutique construction and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Firm practices nationally and internationally and has developed a stellar reputation as one of the leading construction litigation firms in the United States. The Firm has consistently been recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report and numerous peer-review publications. Mr. McAlpine is consistently rated as one of the best construction lawyers in America by the publication The Best Lawyers in America, the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Mr. McAlpine has extensive experience in numerous areas of commercial and business dispute resolution. His primary focus is construction law and related matters, including litigation, claims, business formation, transactions, contract formation, real estate and development, negotiation, employment law and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience with nearly all types of construction projects, including petrochemical, health care, automotive, public infrastructure, private and public utilities, industrial, high rise office and large multi-family, educational, gaming, military, private development, government and energy facilities. Mr. McAlpine has represented the interests of investors, owners, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, lenders, and design professionals in litigation across the county. He oversees matters ranging from small productivity claims to very complex multi-million-dollar litigation involving multiple parties. He has represented clients on many high-profile multi-billion-dollar projects, specializing in resolving “bet the company” litigation and arbitration.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. McAlpine has obtained some of the largest jury verdicts and arbitration awards in the United States and in Michigan in various complex jury trials and arbitrations. He has tried construction cases throughout the United States, including handling significant matters in the state and federal trial courts of most states, including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Missouri, New England, Ohio, South and North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Washington, South Dakota, Virginia and Louisiana. He also has extensive experience in the appellate courts of many states and federal circuits.

Mr. McAlpine is actively involved with various local and national construction industry groups including The Associated General Contractors of America (member of the insurance, contract documents, project delivery systems, federal procurement, airports and subcontractor relations committees) and served as the Vice-Chair of the Contract Documents Committee’s of the AGC, representing the AGC in Standard Contract negotiators with the Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee and the American Institute of Architects. He is also an active member of the Construction Association of Michigan and the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, our attorneys have extensive experience navigating the most challenging legal issues locally and throughout the country.

For nearly 40 years, our founding and Managing Partner, Mark McAlpine, has been a respected fixture in the local and national construction industry. The Firm has managed the resolution of thousands of complex construct disputes in connection with virtually every type of construction project. While claims litigation is a speciality of the Firm, we handle the full range of construction legal issues including employment disputes, business formations, contract negotiations, succession planning, shareholder disputes and regulatory matters.

Our lawyers are regularly recognized as being among the best construction litigators in the country by numerous legal peer review associations. In addition to our litigation and transactional practice, our lawyers are involved in many construction industry associations where we have assisted in the development of national standard design and construction contracts, provided educational training and assisting the industry in identifying best practices. Our lawyers are regularly invited to provide seminars on construction law and litigation topics by clients, trade associations and governments. We pride ourselves in providing efficient and cost effective legal services due to our knowledge of the industry and our clients’ business.