Jacqueline Pons-Bunney is Managing Partner and Owner of W&D Law, LLP*. She is licensed in California, Arizona, and Colorado and opened the firm’s Arizona office in 2008 and the firm’s Colorado office in 2021. She focuses her practice primarily on the representation of design, construction, and real estate professionals in a wide array of actions.
Her undergraduate degree in Architecture affords her unique insight and advantage in dealing with adversaries and understanding the design and construction process. This unique background also allows her to meet the needs and concerns of her clients because she understands the industry literally from the ground up.
Her legal experience includes matters ranging from simple fee disputes to multi-million-dollar, high-profile construction cases involving high-rise condominiums, resorts, residences, schools, highways, wastewater treatment facilities, and other large public and private projects. Claims encompass defects, delay and cost overruns, personal/catastrophic injury and wrongful death in a variety of project types.
In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Jacquie counsels her clients in negotiation of complex contracts, as well as complicated risk management issues. She has been involved in the drafting and negotiation of contracts involving both public works and private projects with construction values in the multi-million-dollar range. She has authored several articles on risk management and has presented seminars to numerous groups in the construction and insurance community. Jacquie has also served as Program Project Manager, assisting design teams, insured under project-specific policies for large infrastructure projects (including transportation and energy), in navigating through a multitude of issues potentially impacting claims and coverage. In that role, Jacquie represents the team of insureds while acting as liaison with the project policy carriers and brokers.
In 2021, Jacquie teamed up with AIATrust to form Practice Coach. Practice Coach offers the architectural community practical information regarding legal issues associated with the day-to-day practice of architecture. Through Practice Coach, Jacquie, along with other select attorneys at W&D, further assists design firms in managing risk and minimizing claims when dealing with clients, contractors, employees, and others. Issues tackled include insurance, contracts, copyright and corporate structure.
W&D is a member of the exclusive National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).