Construction law, Architect negligence/malpractice

Paul Cottrell

Mr. Cottrell is a founding member of the firm and practices in the areas of construction law, professional liability, and corporate and commercial transactions.

Mr. Cottrell is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Illinois. He was educated at the University of Delaware (B.A. magna cum laude 1975; member Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies) and at the University of Chicago (J.D. 1978). Mr. Cottrell served as the Associate Director for the Construction Law Institute from 1982 to 1984.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Delaware
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Maryland
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the District of Illinois
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third & Seventh Circuits
United States Supreme Court

Associations & Memberships

Editor-in-Chief of Barrister Magazine's Law Practice Notes 1984-86
The Engineer's Club of Philadelphia
Am. Arbitration Assoc., Member of Construction, Commercial & Technology Panels of Arbitrators
Professional Affiliate Member, American Institute of Architects (National, Delaware, Baltimore, and Philadelphia Chapters) and the American Society of Civil Engineers
Member of the Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel
2012 Vice Chairman of the Accountant Claims Committee of the Professional Liability Defense Federation

Publications (Representative)

Co-editor, Corporate Directors & Officers: Liability, Insurance and Risk Management (Exec. Enter., Inc. 1989)
A Blueprint as to the Liability of Architects and Engineers, 60 Chi. Kent L. Rev. 163 (1984)
Risk Shifting Devices and Third-Party Practice, 14 Loyola U. Chi. L.J. 467 (1983)
Chapter author, "Liability for Shop Drawing Review," Architect and Engineer Liability: Claims Against Design Professionals (3rd ed. 2006)

Lectures (Representative)

"What to do When the Construction Projects Go Bad", 4/19/07
"Construction Management & Design-Build", 10/21/04
"Law for the Design Professional", 9/25/97
"Contracting as a Risk Management Tool", 11/21/86

Office Phone: (302) 658-6400 ext. 12
Construction law, Architect negligence/malpractice, Paul Cottrell

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