Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

  • Established in 1906
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Construction Law

Providing Proactive Counsel to Construction Industry Clients
The design and construction of today’s public and private projects are increasingly complex. Because schedules and budgets are tighter than ever, conflict is inevitable. Disputes can result from any number of factors, including problems with materials, delivery delays, cost overruns, design flaws, inefficiencies of other contractors, or budget disputes. The Construction Law Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote has represented owners, contractors, design professionals, vendors, subcontractors, and sureties throughout the country. Because we understand the challenges our clients face, we can provide tangible value in the areas of project analysis exposure and legal strategy.

Contract Preparation and Review
Language in contract documents is often the most critical factor in a construction dispute. Signing a contract without fully reviewing and understanding its legal implications can leave parties little bargaining power. Dickie McCamey’s Construction Law Group carefully reviews contract documents to make sure that our clients know and manage the risks, up front. We listen to our clients’ concerns and are highly effective in negotiating contracts that advance our clients’ objectives. Our attorneys also develop and update contracts, purchase orders, and other documents to limit risk and offer effective recourse in the event of a future dispute.

Claims Disputes and Litigation
Serious construction disputes require immediate attention to meet statutes of limitations or contract requirements, such as notice of claim or breach. Our Construction Law Group works daily with standard agreement forms such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) family of documents, PennDOT specifications, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs), and Housing and Urban Development General Conditions. Irrespective of whether the client is a plaintiff or defendant, we are fully versed in prosecuting or defending claims. The combination of our extensive knowledge of the various construction disciplines and our litigation experience provides us with the ability to advise clients quickly and efficiently when questions arise regarding their obligations under these contracts.

In the event of a dispute, our attorneys have experience as trial lawyers that have represented clients in a variety of venues, including matters in arbitration, mediation, the Board of Claims, and claims in the state and federal courts. Though we seek to minimize costs, we will not hesitate to bring a matter to litigation if aggressive action offers the greatest chance of ultimate success.

Bid Protests
Bid protests on public projects are highly controlled matters, typically regulated by a state’s Procurement Act. In the event a bid protest is justified, rapid action must be taken. The Construction Law Group works closely with contractors and subcontractors to swiftly and accurately prepare a bid protest to preserve our clients’ right to do the work.

WBE/MBE Compliance
The members of our Construction Law Group have helped numerous contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers comply with government requirements for Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) participation. Meeting the percentage goals for public and private projects requires careful planning, documentation, and investigation. We concentrate on making sure that WBE/MBE requirements are properly satisfied from a project’s inception to completion, which helps prevent conflicts and disputes with government entities later on.

Our construction lawyers know the nuances of the law and the industry and are committed to delivering the practical, business-minded advice our clients need at every phase of the construction project.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Janet K. Meub by a Sole Practitioner on 05/30/17 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery... Read more

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    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery and before the court. She exemplifies the highest level of legal capabilities, professionalism and ethics. Read less

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    I have worked on two separate lawsuits in which Dave was opposing counsel. He is a great attorney, professional, fair and intelligent. He exemplifies how the law should be practiced.

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Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is committed to promoting a work environment that fosters and enhances diversity. The firm believes in the importance of various backgrounds and experiences which lead to better team work, strong ideas, and superior understanding in the workplace and in the various areas of law. We know our clients have a diverse workforce and our efforts towards a diverse law firm will enable us to better serve our clients.

Some of the firm’s extensive diversity efforts include:
  • Developing a diversity committee of seven attorneys to review firm policies and initiatives regarding diversity.
  • Being one of eleven law firms to participate in the Allegheny County Bar Association Minority Hiring Initiative. The firm has been a member of this organization since its inception and participates in all meetings.
  • Participating in the Allegheny County Bar Association Summer Clerkship and Law Internship Program. Through this, Dickie McCamey hires first year minority students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Duquesne University School of Law for 12-week summer clerkships.
  • Taking part in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law LLM program, in which law school graduates from other countries are able to experience law practices in a United States context by interning at Pittsburgh law firms.
  • Attending diversity conferences and lectures including:
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity Conference
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Attorney Conference
    • Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Regional Convention
  • Sponsoring a law student from Panama through the ACBA’s Hispanic Attorneys Committee to assist him in preparing his thesis on the differences in the systems of law in Panama and United States.

Dickie McCamey believes in providing and maintaining a diverse workforce for attorneys and staff. We provide fair and ethical treatment regardless one’s race, gender, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical disability.

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer.
 

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