Ryan Markham

Licensed to practice in Colorado, Hawaii, and Minnesota, Ryan is an attorney at BBG Construction Law. He started his legal career with Chee Markham & Feldman in Honolulu, where he represented owner/developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, insurers, and sureties. Ryan has extensive experience in delay claims, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, bond claims, defects, bid protests, as well as contract review, contract negotiations, and OSHA defense. He also has significant civil trial experience.

Ryan was born in Boulder, Colorado, and raised in Kailua, Hawaii. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Colorado College and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. While in law school, he served as President and Co-Founder of the Federalist Society student chapter, Treasurer of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity, and received a CALI excellence for the future award for Criminal Law.

Ryan Markham


(808) 372-0172



  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Minnesota


  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Administrative/Regulatory Law and Construction Law, 2022, 2023, 2024


  • Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College
  • Juris Doctorate,  University of Hawaii

Practice Areas

  • Vertical Construction
  • Heavy Civil

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Ryan has presented to many construction industry organizations and groups in his career.  
  • In 2021, Ryan was a featured speaker at the IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show where he presented on the anatomy of a construction contract, recognizing the appropriate course of action when construction disputes arise, and ‘weaponizing contract provisions’.

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