Mechanic's liens are legal claims against real property created when contractors, laborers or suppliers file suit to obtain the money they are owed for doing their jobs. Laborers and materialmen have the right to seek compensation for any construction or repair work done, as do architects and engineers who supervise construction projects. Mr. Hart represents claimants seeking payment in mechanic's liens as well as property owners who wish to dispute the charges against them. He regularly drafts claims dealing with private and public construction projects, and he has published numerous articles on mechanic's liens in Virginia Lawyer.