John Theiss, Truss Faber founding partner, joins the Seattle region for Society of Construction Law North America as it's new Co-Regional Director.

Since its inception in 1983, the Society of Construction Law has worked to promote the study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects. The SCL is a multidisciplinary society which aims for a balance of membership between legal and non- legal members. The SCL and its international sections strive to promote collaboration between experts, attorney’s, professors, engineers, arbitrators, and anyone else that has an interest and desire to improve the process in which disputes in the construction industry are managed and resolved either proactively or retroactively.

In 2017 the North American Society of Construction Law (SCL NA) was founded, and in September 2018, the SCL NA successfully hosted the SCL International Conference (which is held every 2 years) in Chicago with over 250 delegates from all the corners of the globe. Now the SCL NA has established regional directors to help promote the mission of the Society with each region hosting events throughout the year. The objective of the Society of Construction Law North America is to promote education, study, and research (and publication of the useful results of such research) and its dissemination in the field of construction law and related subjects in the United States of America, Canada, South America and overseas.

John Theiss brings the legal expertise of a partner at a large firm paired with the first-hand industry experience running an international construction business.  He has been a client himself and understands the CEO’s perspective. He founded Truss Faber because he is passionate about providing smart, practical legal solutions to the construction and manufacturing industries.

“I love working for construction and manufacturing clients because it gives me the opportunity to contribute to large-scale projects and lasting end results. Every time I go through the Beacon Hill Tunnel in Seattle, I point it out to my kids because I am proud to have supported the team that built it. This work is important, and I feel privileged every day to partner with clients to build the future and help our society thrive and grow.”

— John Theiss, Truss Faber founding partner