Ted R. Gropman, a partner in the Construction Practice Group with Pepper Hamilton, has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (LACBA) Robert B. Flaig Outstanding Construction Lawyer Award. Mr. Gropman was chosen as this year’s honoree after a unanimous vote by LACBA’s Construction Law Subsection.
The Flaig Award is presented annually by LACBA’s construction subsection to an attorney who exhibits legal excellence in the construction industry and who is highly respected by his peers. In choosing the winner, the nominating committee evaluates several criteria, including achievement of personal and legal excellence as a construction lawyer; practice of construction law ethically, honestly and enthusiastically; being a teacher of other construction lawyers directly and by example; giving of time, talents and means to the community; and demonstrating the ability to exercise leadership among the members of the construction law bar and construction industry organizations.
“Ted has been an outstanding contributor to the growth of and improvement in the practice of construction law. At the same time, he has been a contributor to the communities in which he has lived,” said Michael J. Bayard, chair of LACBA’s Construction Law Subsection Awards Committee. “His knowledge of the field and skills as a construction attorney are close to legend at many law firms in California specializing in construction law. But, at the same time, his professionalism and integrity are continually demonstrated in a way that has built opposing counsel’s respect for him and the way he practices law.”
“It comes as no surprise that Ted is the recipient of the Robert B. Flaig Award,” said Michael P. Subak, chair of the Construction Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton. “Ted is a first-rate lawyer, enjoys a wonderful reputation throughout the West Coast and has been instrumental to the tremendous growth of the Practice Group. We are very proud to have Ted be part of Pepper.”
The Flaig Award will be presented at LACBA’s Annual Construction Law Update on February 28 in downtown Los Angeles, where Mr. Gropman will address the audience with a short acceptance speech.
Mr. Gropman joined Pepper Hamilton’s Los Angeles office in 2014, after 33 years of successful construction law practice. He has been listed as a top construction attorney in Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, Best Lawyers and Southern California Super Lawyers.
LACBA is one of the largest voluntary metropolitan bar associations in the nation, with more than 18,000 members. LACBA is engaged in advancing the administration of justice and meeting the professional needs of lawyers.