How The Miller Act Protects Contractors

On nearly all federal government construction projects, certain lower tier subcontractors or materials suppliers are protected from nonpayment by the payment bond required by the Miller Act, which requires a payment bond on every federal project over $100,000. The Act's aim is to protect subcontractors and third-tier suppliers and workers. In most cases it does, but not in every case.

Bailey & Bailey, P.C., has litigated Miller Act claims as both Plaintiffs' and Defendants' counsel from coast to coast. The unique nature of these claims requires a firm grounding in federal procurement regulations governing federal construction contracts, even though the dispute is between private parties.

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An experienced firm can accurately assess the merits of each case and ascertain whether or not litigation or negotiation is the best option for the client. Bailey & Bailey, P.C., has extensive experience in negotiating with Miller Act sureties to make resolution of claims smoother and simpler. Though we are based in Texas, we routinely coordinate with local counsel in other states in a cost-efficient manner to handle Miller Act matters wherever they arise.

When negotiation is not an option, or not the best option, Bailey & Bailey, P.C., will pursue litigation.

Bailey & Bailey, P.C.'s experience and expertise include:

  • Preparation, submission and litigation of Miller Act claims in a timely manner to comply with the very strict submission requirements of the Act
  • Successful defense of prime contractors and their sureties against claims without merit
  • Successful litigation of Miller Act claims in the federal District Courts not only of Texas, but also New York, California, Washington, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and across the United States
  • Successful mediation and arbitration of Miller Act suits across the country

In Texas, the U.S. or anywhere in the world, call our San Antonio firm and speak with an attorney to discuss the details of your case. Call 210-570-9873 or fill out our online contact form to speak with a qualified lawyer.