Lori Wisniewski Azzara: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Lori Wisniewski Azzara


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Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Green Building
Contact InfoTelephone: 412.434.5530
Fax: (412) 291-3213
University Shippensburg University, B.S., summa cum laude
Law SchoolDuquesne University School of Law, J.D.
AdmittedPennsylvania; West Virginia; Ohio; U.S. Supreme Court of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; Kentucky


•Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) - Construction Law Section, Civil Litigation Section, Women in Law Division, and Council of Young Lawyers Division
•Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP)
•Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance (GBA) - Board of Directors
•Commercial Real Estate Women Pittsburgh (CREW)
•Master Builders' Association of Western PA (MBA)
•Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) - House of Delegates


LORI WISNIEWSKI AZZARA is an Associate at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. She practices in the areas of construction and commercial litigation and has experience in contract negotiation, claims for delay and inefficiency, mechanics' liens, and all types of contractual disputes. Lori counsels clients, including owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, on a variety of both private and public projects and represents clients in various state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation proceedings, and before state and federal administrative agencies. As a member of the firm's Green Building and Sustainability practice group, she assists and counsels clients in avoiding and resolving issues that commonly arise on green construction projects, including those relating to certification. Lori also assists clients seeking certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise on both the state and federal levels.

Lori is co-editor of the Firm's construction blog, Construction Law Signal, and a frequent contributor to the Firm's newsletter, Construction in Brief.

News & Publications

•Managing Risk Starts with Contract Negotiations
Construction Business Owner Magazine - July 2015
•Precasters' Opportunities & Liability in Green Projects (PDF)
Precast Inc. - November/December 2012
•Green Construction Liability: Are You Prepared?
Construction In Brief: Fall 2012
•LEED Certification Basics and the Rise of Green Building
LXBN TV - May 21, 2012
•The EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Are you Compliant? (PDF)
Lori Wisniewski Azzara authored an article, The EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Are you Compliant? which appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal. - May 28, 2010


•Legal Implications and Managing Liability on Sustainable Design and Construction Projects Seminar
May 29, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA
•Half-Moon Seminar: Legal Issues in Sustainable Design and Construction
April 30, 2013 - Fort Washington, PA
•Half-Moon Seminar: Legal Issues in Sustainable Design and Construction
March 12, 2013 - Baltimore, MD
•Legal Implications of Green Design
June 21, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA
•How to Use the Internet as a Viable Business Development Tool
May 23, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA


•West Virginia Government Contractors Must Continue to Work While Awaiting Approval of a Change Order
September 4, 2015
•OSHA'S New Rule Increases Protection to Construction Workers in Confined Spaces
June 30, 2015
•New Prevailing Wage Law in West Virginia
March 24, 2015
•Amendments to Ohio P3 Legislation Add Bonding Requirements with a Twist
July 11, 2014
•PA Supreme Court Decides Bricklayers Case: Unions No Longer Have Mechanics' Lien Rights in Pennsylvania
April 25, 2014
•Contractors Beware: Doing Change Order Work for School Districts Without Proper Approval May Waive Future Claim for Payment
April 18, 2014
•Renewable Energy Construction: Moving into Federal Buildings
December 20, 2013
•Is My Surety the Same As My Insurance Carrier? Not So Much Says a Federal Court in Pennsylvania
July 12, 2013
•Recent Philadelphia Building Collapse - Legal Ramifications
June 7, 2013
•Clean Construction Pilot Credit Added to LEED Certification Rating System
February 1, 2013 (Also at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office)

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Office Information

Lori Wisniewski Azzara

63 Wharf Street, Suite 75
MorgantownWV 26501


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