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SOCOTEC recognizes Clay Ryals on promotion to Principal

Fri 15/09/2023 - 08:35

We are excited to announce that Clay Ryals has recently been promoted to Principal within our Advisory division. Located in SOCOTEC’s Atlanta office, Mr. Ryals has been certified as a Project Management Professional and possesses over 40 years of experience in project management and dispute resolution.

Mr. Ryals has been designated as a Testifying Expert in the areas of CPM schedule analysis, delay and impact analysis, labor productivity, contract administration, project management, and quantification of damages. Mr. Ryals has provided testimony in Federal and State courts, county boards, dispute boards, private boards including AAA arbitrations. His practice areas include:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • CPM Schedule Delay Analysis
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Delay Causation Analysis
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Litigation Support
  • Quantification of Damages
  • Preparation & Evaluation of Claims
  • Productivity Analysis

Mr. Ryals’ project portfolio includes a wide range of large-scale engineering and construction projects, including power generation, petro-chemical, highway, shipbuilding, commercial, mixed-use, and multi-family residential. In addition,

Since joining SOCOTEC, upon the acquisition of his prior firm, David Pattillo & Associates, Mr. Ryals has been an integral member of the team and has become a trusted advisor to his client base. From effectively communicating complex issues to achieving successful resolutions for legal counsel, major owners, contractors, engineers, design professionals, and sureties.

We recognize Mr. Ryals’ contributions with this promotion and look forward to his continued leadership and invaluable experience as the Advisory division continues to expand in the Atlanta region and beyond.

Congratulations Clay Ryals on this well-deserved promotion and for your continued dedication to your clients and SOCOTEC!


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“It is an honor to be chosen for the Principal role. I have been fortunate to develop deep relationships with great clients, including the leading contractors in the aerospace, ship building, and construction industries. With our great SOCOTEC team in Atlanta, we plan to expand those relationships and continue to help our valuable clients resolve complex disputes for years to come.”

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