Weil & Drage has grown steadily and consistently since its inception in 2004, earning its reputation as one of the leading construction law firms in the Southwest, and one of the very few women-owned law firms in the nation.
Brief History of the Firm
Jean Weil and Christine Drage founded the firm in 2004, bringing with them a significant following of clients, carriers, and loyal legal professionals and staff, many of whom remain with the firm today. Weil & Drage opened its California and Nevada offices simultaneously on April 1, 2004, with eight lawyers and 21 total employees. Jacqueline Pons-Bunney became a shareholder and the Managing Partner soon thereafter, and the third office of Weil & Drage was opened in Arizona in 2008.
Over the past 15 years, Weil & Drage maintained consistent growth in employees and revenue. Weil & Drage now has 24 lawyers, 12 paralegals, and over 54 employees in three office locations servicing clients and carriers in matters throughout the U.S.
Weil & Drage has kept its core focus on construction law, handling thousands of matters, including extensive complex litigation and contract negotiations for some of the country’s largest projects and claims. In addition to the matters currently listed on the firm website, the past two years have included representation of the world’s largest Architects and Engineers (“A/E”) in claims based on and arising out of the Millennium Tower in San Francisco, the Washington State Department of Transportation Tunnel project and Tunnel Boring Machine claims, the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada, and many more.
In addition to Jean Weil, Christine Drage, and Jacqueline Pons-Bunney, the Firm’s partners include the following exceptional lawyers: