Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

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Contract and Commercial Surety Bonds

Surety Bonds play an important role in the protection of public and private entities. Despite their widespread use, they are often misunderstood, except by those that work with them regularly. The attorneys in our practice have a solid understanding of the laws governing the rights and obligations of principals, sureties, indemnitors and obligees.

Contract Surety Bond Claims
A significant portion of Dickie McCamey’s Construction Law Group is devoted to handling complex surety and commercial bond matters involving both private and publicly-funded projects. Our attorneys are well qualified to represent principals, claimants, obligees, and indemnitors in a wide range of surety matters, including performance bond, payment bond and maintenance bond disputes.

Contract Surety Bonds protect public and private funds to ensure the completion of construction projects. Although these bonds are often issued by insurance companies, they are actually credit. Proper and effective legal services relating to Contract Surety Bonds require a lawyer with experience in construction, construction litigation, bond disputes, insurance disputes, contract interpretation, and contract litigation and bankruptcy.

At Dickie McCamey, our attorneys concentrate on finding practical and effective solutions to the myriad of problems that can arise during the course of a construction project, including the failure to perform work in accordance with the terms of contract and the failure to pay for work performed.

Commercial Bonds
Commercial Bonds are used in a variety of circumstances including mechanic’s liens, probate, mortgage brokers, private education institutions that receive public funds, fiduciary bonds, and countless other circumstances.

Understanding the purpose of the bond, the interests to be protected, and the applicable statutes is crucial to an efficient resolution. Our lawyers have the unique experience to quickly analyze and set a strategy to an effective result.

Indemnity and Subrogation
As a credit relationship, the Surety expects to be reimbursed for its financial losses. Our lawyers understand the relationship and the manner in which the bonding company can achieve exoneration, quia timet, contractual and common law indemnification.

Because of the relationship, sureties obtain various rights that allow the Surety to seek reimbursement from its Principal and its indemnitors as well as other parties in the transaction.

We aim to resolve these matters early on in an effort to spare our clients the time and costs associated with litigation. However, when litigation cannot be avoided, our legal team has the knowledge and experience to aggressively protect our clients’ rights in court.

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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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Diversity

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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