J. David Pugh
Southeast Region Vice Chair
J. David Pugh, partner at Bradley, Birmingham, Alabama, is the 2022 Southeast* region vice chair for Associated Builders and Contractors. He has been an active member of the ABC Alabama Chapter since 1998 and served as chair in 2017.
Pugh represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, insurers and sureties throughout the United States, advising his clients at every stage of a construction project. He has drafted and negotiated contracts for several large-scale projects and participated in trials, hearings, appellate arguments, mediations and arbitrations on both private and government construction projects. Pugh has also argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, representing a pipe subcontractor involved in the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Florida and Alabama. Prior to beginning his construction law practice at Bradley, he worked for Harbert Construction in Birmingham.
Pugh is the chairman of the City of Irondale Commercial Development Authority. In addition, he serves on the board of First Priority of Alabama, a ministry to public schools in the state, and Restoration Academy, a private Christian school in Birmingham. Pugh earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alabama and a juris doctor from Vanderbilt University.
*Includes members and chapters in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.