Dispute Resolution and Litigation Support


KMI provides professional litigation support services in the event a dispute becomes subject to legal proceedings for resolution. Our team provides comprehensive support through all phases of the litigation process.

Litigation Support Services include:

  • Damages Analysis and Quantification for Potential Claim
  • Construction Claim Evaluation and Quantification
  • Schedule Delay Analysis
  • Standard of Care for Design & Construction Professionals
  • Arbitration and Mediation Support
  • Consulting and Expert Witness Testimony
  • Troubled Project Assessment & Turnaround
Key Testifying Expert

John R. Manning, PE, CCM, LEED AP (BD +C)

John Manning actively leads KMI’s Dispute Resolution and Support Team. He has testified as an expert in both Federal and State Courts on construction litigation matters. John holds licenses as a Professional Engineer and as a Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida. He is also a Certified Construction Manager through the Construction Management Association of America and currently serves as a Director on the National Board of the Construction Management Association of America. His Curricula Vitae recognizes his numerous publications and presentations provided on the construction industry, specifically in the areas of troubled projects, constructability, quality control and assurance, risk assessment, and troubled project turnaround.

With over 40 years of experience in commercial construction and a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Florida, John Manning has the required education and necessary experience to provide expert testimony on a variety of construction and construction default related issues. His portfolio of experience includes management of the design and construction processes on a variety of projects including: resort hotels; parking structures; infrastructure; mixed-use; area development; aviation facilities; defense facilities; and condominium and office development.

Presently, John is in publishing negotiations with his new book titled, Prevent and Turn Around Troubled Construction Projects.

Key Cost Expert

Andy Kleimola, CPC, CEP

Senior operational executive with over 30 years of commercial construction experience and a degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University. He is a Certified Estimating Professional with the American Association of Cost Engineers, as well as a Professional Constructor from the American Institute of Constructors. Andy has lead analysis of cost assessments on design and construction claims in extensive multi-million dollar programs and projects. He is a results-oriented solutions provider with the ability to manage both projects and teams in the areas of: pre-construction; risk mitigation; estimating; scheduling; cost control; operations; efficiency improvement; project controls; and communication. Andy has significant expertise in project delivery methods from traditional design-bid-build, unit price, CM Agency, CM at Risk, design-build, DBOM and P3.

Key Schedule Expert

Tom Smith

A qualified scheduling professional with over 40 years of comprehensive experience in the construction industry. Tom has led analysis of delay claim assessments on major multi-million-dollar projects. He has a proven track record of success in the areas of scheduling and project control. His experience includes: forensic scheduling methodology; development of as-built schedules; investigated change order process to establish and evaluate the cause and effect by analyzing lost productivity; project delays; acceleration; labor and or material escalation; and deviations, or series of deviations, from the baseline to the actual work. He has worked for both owners and contractors leading scheduling departments. Tom’s portfolio of experience includes: petro chemical plants; large aviation programs; resort hotels; parking structures; infrastructure; mixed-use; area development; prisons; defense facilities; and condominium and office development. Tom also has experience with the United States Army Corps of Engineers scheduling requirements.

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