Construction Law is a catch all title for a variety of things.  I've represented home owners who were unhappy with their contractors performance, or who were outright defrauded by their contractor.  I've represented contractors who have been accused of overbilling or who cannot seem collect their invoices.  Construction law is really a specific version of contract law, as everything is contractual in nature.  The entire relationship is based upon what was outlined, expected, and how those expectations were performed.  For this reason, additional knowledge about how buildings are constructed, and what goes into building a home or commercial building, has served me very well.  Maine has very specific statutes regarding what is expected of both contractors and home owners prior to the construction of a building, and how the contractor is paid.  Knowing what needs to be done prior to engaging in a construction contract is the best way to avoid litigation after the fact.