Boucher, R. Edward

Profile & Practice Areas

R. Edward Boucher is a construction lawyer who helps his clients’ projects become successful. He works with them in the project planning and negotiation phase to identify and reduce risk and, in many cases, to help them structure their overall approach to the project. He also works with them during the project to help manage difficult events and brewing claims, and he works with them after the project to resolve claims, ideally through negotiation or mediation but also through arbitration or litigation when necessary.

Clients seek out Ed for his depth of industry knowledge, for his talent in developing effective and practical solutions to problems that arise during projects, and for the excellent results he obtains for them in litigation. His construction industry clients run the gamut from developers and institutional owners to general contractors and construction managers to trade contractors and suppliers.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV-Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, 2019-2024
  • Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation, 2020-2024
  • Leading Lawyers, Construction Law, 2019-2023
  • ​DBusiness Top Lawyers, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, 2017-2024
  • Washtenaw Contractors Association, W. Nelson Vander Hyden Award, 2023
  • Mortar Board Society

Professional Associations

  • ​State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA), Board of Directors, 2023-2024
  • Construction Association of Michigan (CAM)
  • Associated General Contractors of Michigan (AGC)
  • Washtenaw Contractors Association (WCA), Board of Directors, 2024
  • Detroit Area Construction Association (DACA)