Construction Litigation

Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC has represented architects and engineers for over 55 years. We have built a reputation with design professionals and construction managers as risk managers, problem solvers, facilitators and litigators. From the construction of Three Rivers Stadium in the 70’s, the Light Rail Transit System in the 80’s, Pittsburgh International Airport in the 90’s and PNC Park in the new millennium, Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC has offered advice, assistance and representation. We recognize that for the design professional and construction manager, a legal problem is more than money, it is their professional integrity and reputation at stake.

By establishing a relationship with our clients before lawsuits are filed, Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC can be available for all aspects of consultation during the construction process from contract formation through project closeout. Such involvement may sometimes prevent a dispute from becoming a future lawsuit. We understand that we can best serve our clients by keeping them from becoming a party to a lawsuit. Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC thus conducts risk management seminars for professional groups and employees of our clients to help the design professional and construction manager recognize those situations that may develop into a claim so that it may be resolved or avoided.

If a claim or lawsuit is filed, Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC is experienced with using all facets of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, mini trials and settlement conferences. We encourage our clients to be actively involved in the defense of any litigation, including the discovery process and the selection of expert witnesses. By taking advantage of the expertise of our clients we can defend claims more efficiently and cost effectively.

Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC has successfully handled cases before state and federal courts, the Pennsylvania Board of Claims, state licensing boards and other forums. Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC has represented insurers in coverage issues within the context of the construction industry.

Max McTiernan would be pleased to discuss our construction industry services with you and provide detailed information on how our firm can be of benefit to you.