Independent brokerage firm Holmes Murphy has appointed Andrew Patton as its Architecture and Engineering (A&E) technical consultant, enhancing its architecture and engineering consultancy capabilities.
Patton’s background as a construction attorney in private practice makes him a perfect fit for his new role, where he will lead risk management education for the firm’s architecture, engineering and construction clients, gather trend analysis and act as a techno-industry advisor. Risk Management Solutions. Additionally, Patton will manage complex claims and review contracts for insurance.
Patton brings over 10 years of experience as an A&E technical consultant. Emphasizing construction law and working as a professional defense attorney for most of them, Patton has worked closely with architects and engineers—including societies such as the American Institute of Architects and Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee—and developed expertise in design and support. Technical professionals. Patton is also a member of the Iowa State Bar Association.
“Andrew is well suited for this role with a background in construction and design litigation,” said Paula Dixon, Senior Vice President of Property Casualty at Holmes Murphy. “He excels at working directly with clients to overcome industry challenges, identifying the best risk management tactics and tailoring strategies to their unique needs.”
Patton’s specialist area of work as an A&E technical consultant – managing the risks inherent in professional practice – is a growing one at Holmes Murphy. He is entrusted with key initiatives at the brokerage to add value to clients, including training them on innovative strategies, products and industry best practices.
“Andrew’s deep and diversified experience in the industry, combined with his professional network and reputation, make him the ideal leader to help us continue to accelerate our growth plans,” Dixon added.