Sean Dowsing is a partner and leads the construction practice group at Manning & Kass. He maintains a certified "professional" status from the Design Build Institute of America. Sean handles all aspects of construction law including bid protests, change order and claims drafting, dispute resolution, contract negotiations, and litigation. He regularly authors articles for Orange County Lawyer and Under Construction.
Sean's construction claims experience includes representing contractors and designers in seven and eight figure changed condition claims, worksite injuries, surety disputes, and bid protests. His transactional practice comprises negotiating contracts/subcontracts, managing complex procurements, serving as project counsel, and conducting internal project manager training. Sean also practices on the firm's workers' compensation and military law teams.
Sean spent over eight years in the California Army National Guard. Two of which he was enlisted and the other six he was a jag officer serving as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and as the chief of contract and fiscal law for the National Guard's largest infantry division.
Sean received his degree in Quantitative Economics from UC Irvine and his law degree from Pepperdine University. After spending several years in-house at a construction company, Sean prides himself on finding innovative solutions to complex problems. More often than not, Sean's solutions are a blend of a business and legal judgment. More...