Frances J. Haynes
Lewis and Roca LLP
Ms. Haynes is of counsel in Lewis and Roca’s Construction Group. Her practice emphasizes providing legal advice to businesses on commercial law issues. Ms. Haynes also has experience in all facets of the construction process, including negotiation and documentation of construction agreements and litigating construction claims, warranty and liquidated damages issues. She has represented private enterprises and public entities on commercial law and procurement law matters. Ms. Haynes regularly counsels clients on avoiding litigation or arbitration by utilizing client-oriented contract documents and resolving disputes outside of litigation when possible. She practices in all Arizona state and federal courts. Ms. Haynes received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Texas in 1981 and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1984.Ms. Haynes was the first woman chair of the construction law section of the State Bar of Arizona. Active in the construction law section of the Arizona state bar, Ms. Haynes has served as an officer of the section from 1989 through 1990, from 1991 to 1992 and recently completed a three-year board term. She has been a member of the committee responsible for construction-related continuing legal education and has been a panelist and presenter at the annual Arizona state bar construction law seminar. In addition, Ms. Haynes has spoken to various industry organizations, such as the Arizona Builder’s Alliance (formerly the Arizona Building Chapter of the Association of General Contractors), the American Subcontractors Association, the National Association of Women Construction Business Owners and the National Association of Credit Managers. She also frequently serves as a speaker at Maricopa County Bar Association and State Bar of Arizona seminars. Topics have included contract interpretation, UCC issues, arbitration and mediation of legal disputes, legal issues facing general contractors and subcontractors, the bid process, the estimating process and related disputes, bid protests and legal problems, claims against public entities and licensing of contractors in the State of Arizona including legal ramifications of non-compliance. Ms. Haynes is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Subcontractors Association.