Roger W. Bradley

Melvin & Melvin, PLLC

217 South Salina Street
Syracuse, New York 13202


Business, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Creditor's Rights, Employment, Energy, Engineering, Environmental, Government, Workplace

Mr. Bradley represents owners, lenders, sureties, contractors and subcontractors and suppliers in virtually every aspect of construction litigation including contract drafting, mechanic's liens, bond claims, trust fund issues, as well as defending and prosecuting claims for extra work, delay and disruption, and subsurface conditions. He represents and counsels clients on all aspects of dispute resolution.

Mr. Bradley was most recently a presenter on CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION, held November 2013 in connection with the program on AIA Contracts.

He has represented clients and litigated numerous surety and construction cases involving both public and private projects including:

  • defense of out-of-state underground pipeline damage claims;
  • defense of multi-million-dollar unforeseen damage claims;
  • defense of a multi-million dollar surety indemnity claim involving a series of large construction projects in the Southwest United States;
  • representation of a general contractor and surety on an $80 million co-generation project involving in excess of 50 claims totaling millions of dollars in payment bond claims, including prosecution of claims against a co-surety;
  • defense of a million dollar construction claim against the owner of a nuclear power plant;
  • prosecution of bond claim after collapse of out-of-state grain storage facility;
  • representation of the County of Onondaga in connection with construction defects in a fourteen-story Civic Center building and as consultant in connection with several million dollars in claims relating to the Justice Center building;
  • representation of municipal owners in other construction matters including defense of a large sewer line construction claims, and prior representation on behalf of the Onondaga County Water Authority.


He has served as a consultant to the County of Onondaga on a $400 million lake cleanup project, as well as on other multi-million dollar projects.  Mr. Bradley has also served as a consultant to the City of Syracuse on matters involving in excess of one million dollars in claims.

He has also litigated complex commercial cases including contract, asbestos and corporate alter ego claims.

He has conducted trade secret depositions in the High Court of New Zealand on commission from a United States District Court.

Roger W. Bradley   

•Construction Law
•Commercial Litigation
•Mediation / Arbitration
•Green Building / Renewable Energy       


217 South Salina Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: (315) 422-1311            

Fax: (315) 479-7612            

Email: [email protected]


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