ERIC G. KORPHAGE
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Mr. Korphage is a Member of Pike & Gilliss, LLC and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including construction, surety and fidelity law. He has tried and arbitrated cases before federal and state courts, the American Arbitration Association and private arbitrators. Mr. Korphage represents general contractors, sureties, engineers and subcontractors in wide variety of construction, contract dispute and surety matters, including mechanic’s liens, and payment and performance bond, breach of contract, construction defect, delay and inefficiency, prompt payment and trust fund violation claims. Mr. Korphage also performs contract review and modifications for contractors and has experience in receivership and bankruptcy proceedings representing receivers and creditors. Often complemented for his pragmatic approach to cases, Mr. Korphage has been successful in resolving cases through mediations and private settlement negotiations.
Martindale-Hubbell has rated Mr. Korphage “AV Preeminent,” its highest rating for an attorney, Mr. Korphage has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers has recognized Mr. Korphage as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016 and a Rising Star from 2009-2015 and Avvo has rated Mr. Korphage “Superb,” its highest rating.
Prior to joining Pike & Gilliss, Mr. Korphage worked as an attorney at Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP and The Travelers Companies, Inc. (focusing on surety claims). He served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. (retired), then Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals, and the Honorable Pamela L. North, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Mr. Korphage attended the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where he was member of the Dickinson Law Review and Dickinson’s National Trial Team.
District of Columbia, 2003
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D. 2001
Dickinson Law Review, Senior Editor
National Moot Court Team, Member
University of Delaware, B.A. 1997
Dean’s List and Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society
Criminal Justice Major
LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, AND PUBLICATIONS
Maryland Construction Law Deskbook, Chapter on Surety Law, Maryland State Bar Association
Statutes of Repose – That Claim No Longer Exists! Defense Research Institute (DRI), Surety and Fidelity Roundtable, 2015
Third-Party Fidelity Claims (and You’re Not Invited), ABA Surety & Fidelity Association Mid-Winter Meeting, 2011
2007 Revisions to the AIA Contract Documents, MSBA Real Property Section, Construction Law Committee, 2009
Onerous Construction Clauses, Mid-Atlantic Surety Association, 2008
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
Maryland State Bar Association, Construction Law Council Member (2013-2016)
District of Columbia Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
HONORS AND AWARDS
Best Lawyers® Construction Law, 2018-2019