Kelly B. LaPar

Kelly B. LaPar
  • Kelly B. LaPar
    Attorney at Law

  • Phone: (434) 220-6106
  • Email: kbl@lplaw.com
  • Clelie Taylor, Assistant

  • Phone: (434) 220-6107
  • Email: crt@lplaw.com

Overview

Kelly LaPar concentrates her practice in the area of commercial litigation. Kelly’s practice emphasizes construction law and the representation of developers, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in construction related transactions and disputes. Kelly serves as general counsel to a local construction trade organization and is active in numerous other construction organizations.

In addition to a dynamic construction law practice, Kelly represents clients in general commercial litigation including in the areas of creditor rights and real estate disputes. She also practices equine law and has been a public speaker on Virginia's Equine Liability Act.

Kelly and her husband and daughter live in Charlottesville. She is a lifelong equestrian and has participated in equestrian competitions on the Regional and National level.

Experience

CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

  • Comprehensive representation of construction clients in matters involving mechanic’s liens, bond claims, contract disputes, construction defect claims, construction related contract review and negotiation
  • Successful representation of design professional client in mechanic’s lien and breach of contract action in connection with work performed on Landmark Hotel project located in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Counsel for drywall installation subcontractors in litigation involving defective drywall imported from China
  • Facilitated the collection of $700,000 on payment bond claim for site work contractor client
  • Successful representation of subcontractor client in arbitration proceedings involving construction defect claims on multi-family residential project
  • Counsel for equine related clients on matters involving sales, boarding agreements, leasing agreements, waivers and releases, corporate formation, business litigation, and recreational liability

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Colorado (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia

Recognitions

  • Selected to "Legal Elite," Construction, Virginia Business, 2015

  • Selected to "Virginia Rising Stars," Construction Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2016

News & Events

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • February 6, 2014:  American Subcontractor Association of Shenandoah Valley
  • October 23, 2013 and October 24, 2013:  Yount Hyde Barbour Construction Symposium
  • October 10, 2013:  Association for General Contractors: Piedmont Chapter
Professional Involvement
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Virginia Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
  • American Inns of Court
Community Involvement
  • American Subcontractor Association of the Shenandoah Valley
  • Association of General Contractors, Piedmont Chapter
Practice Areas Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Denver, Colorado
J.D., 2006

Flagler College
St. Augustine, Florida
B.A., 2003