Eric J. Hulett
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(304) 262-3519
Office: Martinsburg
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Business
Employment
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J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. Virginia Tech
Licensure: DC | WV
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Biography

Eric Hulett has litigated and tried a variety of cases in state and federal courts and focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, surety bond claims, professional liability and insurance coverage.  Mr. Hulett was admitted to the practice of law in 1993.  He leads the firm's Construction Law Team.

Work Experience

2000 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1993-2000 Brown & Levicoff PLLC

Speaking Engagements

“Are Attorney’s Fees Collectible From a Performance Bond?” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, article August 2011.

“Contractor Can Challenge Poor Performance Evaluation by Government,” DRI The Critical Path, Vol. 15, Issue 1 (April 20, 2012).

“CGL Coverage for Construction Defects: Chaos, Resolution, and more Chaos,” DRI The Critical Path, Vol. 16, Issue 4 (February 4, 2013).

“Accidental Death Policies: Do They Cover Death Due to Alcohol or Drug Use?” DRI For The Defense, Dec. 2013.

“Construction Contracting Issues in the Energy Industry,” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Annual Conference, June 2015

"How to Avoid Getting Sued and What to Do When It Happens," CAWV Expo, Charleston, WV, March 26, 2014

"Construction Project Risks in the Natural Gas Industry," CAWV Expo, Charleston, WV, March 26, 2014

"Law, Liability, and Loss: Manage, Reduce, Remove, Resolve," WV Society for Healthcare Engineering, August 7, 2013

"CGL Coverage for Construction Defect Claims," PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo, Boston, MA, March 17-20, 2013

"Law of Construction Defects and Failures: Complexity -- Confusion," Law of Construction Defects and Failures Conference, Charleston, West Virginia, March 13, 2013

"CGL Coverage for Construction Defect Claims," PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference, Dallas, TX, November 13-14, 2012

"CGL Coverage for Construction Defect Claims," WVU College of Law, Insurance Law CLE, September 21, 2012

“Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects & Primer on Surety Bonds.” WVU College of Law, Insurance Law CLE, September 2012.

"Employee Handbook Seminar," ABC, September 18, 2012

"Change Orders and Emails," ABC Seminar, August 24, 2012

"CGL Coverage for Construction Defect Claims," PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference, Providence, RI, June 26-27, 2012

"Hidden Risks of Green Construction," AIA-CAWV Expo, March 21, 2012

"Builders' Risk, Performance Bonds and Insurance Coverage Issues in the Construction Industry," WVU College of Law, Insurance Law CLE, October 8, 2010

"Risk Management and Tips on Surviving the Recession," EPHBA Member Meeting, September 29, 2009

"How to Avoid Getting Sued - Construction Law for Engineers," ACEC - WV Annual Convention, June 24, 2009

"Alcohol, Drug, and Substance Abuse Policy," ABC Lunch Presentation, September 24, 2008

"Mechanic's Liens Basic Information," ABC Lunch Presentation, August 21, 2008

"West Virginia's New Drug Testing Policy," ABC State Convention, August 16, 2008

"Mechanic's Liens," EPHBA Member Meeting, May 20, 2008

"2007 West Virginia Legislation of Interest," ABC Winter Meeting, December 8, 2007

"Construction Law for West Virginia Architects, Engineers and Contractors - Resolving Disputes - How to Avoid Getting Sued & What To Do When It Happens," HalfMoon Seminar, October 25, 2007

"Design Law for West Virginia Architects and Engineers," HalfMoon Seminar, December 14, 2006

"Insurance Coverage," Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum, March 2, 2006

"Legal Issues for West Virginia Professional Engineers - How to Plan for and Limit Liability for the Real World," HalfMoon Seminar, January 26, 2006

"Legal Issues for West Virginia Professional Engineers - Overview of Contract Law for Engineers," HalfMoon Seminar, 2006

"Legal lssues for West Virginia Civil Engineers - How to Plan for and Limit Liability for the Real World," HalfMoon Seminar, July 14, 2005

"What You Need to Know to Prevent Getting Sued & What Happens When You Get Sued," United Country Real Estate Regional Meeting, May 14, 2004

Key Experience

Defended subcontractors in radon exposure cases alleging defectively installed radon mitigation systems in multiple residential homes in multiple subdivisions
Defended HVAC and plumbing subcontractor against claims of significant mold contamination throughout 160 rooms of newly constructed hotel
Gas pipeline construction litigation representing owners and contractors throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

Memberships & Awards

Professional
The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2015 Morgantown, WV Litigation-Construction Law Lawyer of the Year
Construction Law Committee, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Board of Governors, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Defense Research Institute, Construction Law Committee
Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, American Bar Association
Construction Law Forum, American Bar Association

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