About Christopher Solop

Christopher Solop is the chairperson of Biggs, Ingram & Solop, PLLC's Construction Litigation and Government Contracts sections located in Jackson, Mississippi. Chris's experience in construction law and federal and state public contract law spans over twenty-six (26) years. He has extensive experience representing clients in all areas of construction and government contracts including pre and post award protests, claim preparation and litigation, state and federal court and before various Boards of Contract Appeals. Chris has arbitrated, mediated and litigated numerous complex construction and commercial disputes.

Representing clients in both public and private construction contracts, Chris has been an advocate for their interests from contract bidding and negotiation through resolution of claims. Chris is an Arbitrator on the Construction Panel for the American Arbitration Association. He is also a certified mediator for the Mississippi Supreme Court. Chris is General Counsel for the Mississippi Chapter of the Association of General Contractors. 

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Construction Claims and Litigation
  • Construction Law (Commercial, Residential and Highway/Road/Bridge)
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Scheduling and Delay Analysis
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiations
  • General Commercial Liability Claims and Defenses
  • Joint Venture and Teaming Agreements
  • Payment and Performance Bond Claims and Defenses
  • Pre- and Post Bid Protests at State and Federal Level
  • Small Business Administration Programs and Protests
  • Surety Law

Professional Associations

  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Public Contract Law Section)
  • DRI (Construction Law Section)

Education

  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 1987
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Bachelor of Science, May 1977, Major: Environmental Resources in Agriculture
  • Movarian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Major: Liberal Arts

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi
  • Licensed to practice in Tennessee
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

 

About Lynn Patton Thompson

Lynn Patton Thompson has practiced in the areas of construction law, federal and state procurement, contract law, and commercial litigation for 17 years. Lynn earned her B.A. with Highest Honors from Emory University in 1988. In 1992, she received her J.D., also from Emory University. Lynn’s offices are located in Jackson, Mississippi, but she represents clients throughout the nation. She represents large and small contractors in all aspects of construction and public contract law, including, bid protests, claims and appeals, Small Business Administration programs, and contract drafting.

 
Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Federal & State Public Contract Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Mentor-Protégé Program
  • Service-Disabled Veterans Program
  • 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business Programs
  • HUBZone Program
  • Size Protests

Professional Associations

  • Member, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D, 1992
  • Emory College of Emory University, B.A. History, summa cum laude, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to Practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi
  • Licensed to practice in Virginia
  • Licensed to practice in Georgia
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Lynn has written extensively on numerous aspects affecting construction and government contracts law, including:

  • “A History of Enactment and Significant Amendments to the False Claims Act”, False Claims in Construction Contracts Federal, State and Local, Charles Sink and Krista Pages, Eds. (2007)
  • “Waivers, Releases and Project End Change Orders” (co-author) presented at the ABA Forum on Construction Industry’s 2002 Annual Meeting
  • “Claims for Lost Labor Productivity,” The Construction Lawyer (April 2000) (co-author)
  • Contractor’s Desk Book on Mississippi Law (1996) (co-author)
  • “Equitable Adjustments in Federal Government Contracts” (1996) (co-author)
  • Recurring contributor to Construction Mississippi magazine

About Brenda T. Redfern

Brenda T. Redfern’s practice is primarily concentrated in litigation involving large, complex construction cases, contract disputes, surety law and employment law. Her practice includes trials, arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings with regulatory agencies. Brenda has extensive experience in business and as a manager in both the public and private sector. She formerly served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission and Deputy Executive Director of Administration with the Mississippi Department of Transportation. She handles general corporate matters, including the negotiation and drafting of multi-million dollar contracts, and advice from a legal, financial and practical, hands-on perspective. Brenda teaches Business Law and Ethics for a local college at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is also an instructor for the State of Mississippi’s certified public manager program.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • General Corporate Matters
  • Employment Law
  • Regulatory Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Associations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • University of Mississippi Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude (1987)
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Cum Laude (1979)
  • Certified Public Accountant, Mississippi (1982)
  • Certified Public Manager, Mississippi (2002)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

 Brenda has been recognized as a leader locally and nationally. In 1998, she was selected as one of “Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women” by the Mississippi Business Journal. She was also chosen by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and Transportation Development Foundation for the Young Executive Development Program in Washington, D.C.

Brenda has had several articles of legal significance published, including the following:

  • Co-Author, “Lender Liability in Mississippi: Part II, Loan Commitments and Agreements,” 59 Mississippi Law Journal 71 (1989)
  • Co-Author, “Effective Loan Agreements, Commitments and Accommodation Letters: An Avoidance Approach to Lender Liability,” Mississippi Banker’s Association (1988)
  • Co-Author, “Lender Liability in Mississippi: A Survey, Comparison and Comment,” 57 Mississippi Law Journal 1 (1987)
  • Co-Author, “1986 Mississippi Supreme Court Review, Criminal Law,” 56 Mississippi Law Journal 677 (1986)
  • Author, Note, “Employment Discrimination – Successor Liability – Doctrine of Successor Liability Applicable in Section 1981 Action for Employment Discrimination,” 55 Mississippi Law Journal 667 (1985)

About Kimberly Taft

Kimberly B. Taft earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from The University of Alabama in 2009. In 2012, she received her Juris Doctor from The University of Mississippi School of Law. Kimberly joined Biggs, Ingram & Solop, PLLC’s Construction Litigation and Government Contracts sections in 2012. She concentrates her practice in construction contracts. 

 

 

Practice Areas

  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Small Business Contracting

Education

  • The University of Mississipi School of Law, J.D. (2012)
  • The University of Alabama, B. A. cum laude in English and Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi State and Federal Courts
  • Alabama State and Federal Courts

Professional Associations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
  • Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section
  • Alabama State Bar Construction Industry Section