I practice mainly commercial and construction law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding counties. I graduated from Duquesne Law School and began my legal career by clerking for a United States District Court judge, the Honorable Terrence F. McVerry, in Pittsburgh. I worked as a law clerk for two years and, in that capacity, gained substantial experience with federal civil and criminal law, state civil law and administrative law.
Following my federal clerkship, I practiced construction and commercial law at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC for nearly eight years, and worked principally with the chair of the firm’s Litigation Division. In that time I handled an extremely broad range of legal matters, including lawsuits over construction and commercial disputes, environmental and real estate disputes, disputes under LLC agreements, insurance coverage disputes and architectural malpractice. Beyond the broad range of commercial lawsuits I handled, I spent substantial time drafting, reviewing and revising construction contracts, in values ranging from a few thousand dollars to 55 billion dollars, as well as commercial and real estate contracts, easements of all sorts, non-disclosure agreements and various other commercial documents. I also have considerable experience with the complex world of American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) construction contracts, having drafted multiple AIA contracts on projects ranging in value from five (5) to nearly thirty (30) million dollars. Between jury trials, non-jury (bench) trials and arbitrations, I have tried twenty-five cases as either lead counsel or “second-chair” counsel.
In 2017 I started my own law practice, focusing on commercial/business law and construction law. In that capacity, I have had the privilege of representing a wide range of businesses and individuals, including a number of other lawyers, in both commercial/business matters and personal legal matters. I have endeavored, successfully I think, to provide my clients with a high level of service and attention, at rates which are reasonable and add value to my clients’ business and personal matters.
I am admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania state courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the federal Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and the federal Northern District of Ohio.