John J. McKenna, Jr.

John J. McKenna, Jr.: Attorney with Asmar, Schor & McKenna, PLLC AV stamp icon
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John McKenna has successfully represented clients in regional and national construction litigation matters both complex and small, including mold and related personal injury litigation, delay claims and project close-out disputes, liability insurance coverage disputes, lien claims, and complex construction defect and property damage litigation involving luxury condominiums and mixed use facilities, hotel towers, commercial buildings, and new home communities. Mr. McKenna also regularly counsels clients in implementing integrated risk transfer and avoidance strategies through effective contracting, and has developed and negotiated construction contracts for his clients of all kinds, for projects and project delivery systems of all types. He is a member of the NAHB's Construction Law Attorney Forum, a select group of attorneys from across the country chosen by the NAHB for their recognized experience representing builders, and has lectured both regionally and nationally on matters such as construction defects, mold, and condominium liability exposures. He has authored numerous articles on construction law, including most recently an analysis of the 2009 Federal Stimulus Act's impact on green building activity for the web publication Green Space Today.

Mr. McKenna is a graduate the Columbia School of Law, Catholic University, Washington D.C. He is member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland as well as the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and served as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Flannery, US District Court, District of Columbia, from 1992-1994.

Areas of Practice (23)

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction and Design Law
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Insurance
  • Construction Insurance Defense
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Construction Products Liability
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Workouts
  • Contractor Performance Bonds
  • Contractors Liability
  • International Construction Law
  • Materialmens Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Stucco Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-689-6026  Phone
202-686-3567  Fax
Law School Attended:
Columbia School of Law, Catholic University, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1991, Maryland; 2006, District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar; Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., October 4, 1963

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