He is the author of numerous articles on construction
law, among the most recent; "The Silver Book: An Unfortunate
Shift from FIDIC's Tradition of Being Even-Handed and of Focusing
on the Best Interests of the Project," The International Construction
Law Review, Vol. 17, Part 4, October 2000. Chapter 4, "Industrial
Construction Projects," Construction Joint Ventures, Forms
and Practice Guide (Wiley, 1992); 50 State Public Construction Contracting,
Wiley, 1995 (2 vols.) [co-editor]; Chapter 7, "International
Construction," Handling Construction Risks - Allocate Now or
Litigate Later, Practising Law Institute, 1998; Chapter 7, "Risk
Management in Design-Build," Handling Construction Risks -
Allocate Now or Litigate Later, Practising Law Institute, 2001.
Active in civic and charitable affairs, Mr. Haskell
has served as a director or trustee of the Birmingham Museum of
Art, the Alabama Symphonic Association, the State of Alabama Ballet,
the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Birmingham Music Club.
In addition, he is a member of the Trustees' Committee of the Folger
Shakespeare Library, a Thomas Pope Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford,
and a member of the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Advisory
Board. He is a lifetime member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's
Presidents Society and a member of the Friends of the University
of Alabama at Birmingham's Legislative Network. In 2005, he and
his wife Susan received the "Outstanding Philanthropist"
Award from the Alabama Chapter of the Association of Fundraising
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Haskell
has been involved in entrepreneurial start-ups in the real estate
and construction industries, has served as a director of companies
in the banking, real estate and medical device industries, has practiced
in the legal department of a large energy company and has served
as a Visiting Research Assistant at the University of Muenster (Germany).
He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Municipal Law), Alabama
Super Lawyers. And in The Global Directory of Who's Who in the files
of public finance, economic development and governmental law.
Mr. Haskell holds an A.B. from Amherst College
and an LL.B. from Yale Law School. He is a member of the National
Association of Bond Lawyers and has been a faculty member for NABL