Thomas J. Madigan is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. He is a member of the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group and Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. Mr. Madigan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of construction law and litigation.
Mr. Madigan has tried numerous jury and bench trials, arbitration cases, and argued appeals before the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
While Mr. Madigan is an experienced trial lawyer, he also acts as outside general counsel for several corporate and institutional clients, providing advice and counsel in a number of business and legal areas.
Mr. Madigan has extensive knowledge of and experience with various project delivery systems on large, complex projects, including athletic arenas, performing arts centers, and manufacturing, industrial and power facilities.
Mr. Madigan negotiates and drafts construction, engineering, supply and other commercial contracts, and handles commercial litigation for engineering and construction firms, construction managers, owners, large manufacturers, and institutional owners.
Mr. Madigan is a member of a number of professional associations, including the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and
the Construction Management Association of America .
Mr. Madigan is a contributing author of Construction Law Handbook, Second Edition, Aspen Law & Business (2d. Ed. 2009).
Active in civic organizations, Mr. Madigan is Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Marshall Township. He also serves on the board of the Marshall Township Municipal Sewer Authority.
Licensed since 1986
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer Construction Law and Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Super Lawyer Construction Law and Litigation||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2013|
|Construction Law and Litigation||Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Partner||Pepper Hamilton LLP||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Cohen & Grigsby||1988 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Marshall Township Municipal Sewer Authority||Board Member||2006 - Present|
|Construction Management Association of America||Member||2005 - Present|
|International Association of Defense Counsel||Member||2005 - Present|
|Board of Supervisors: Marshall Township||Chairman||2000 - Present|
|American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry||Member||2000 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association Construction Law Committee||Council Member||2000 - Present|
|Shippensburg Universit of Commonweatlh of Pennsylvania v. Lyons Construction Services and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company||Obtained $3.2 million award and defeated $6 million counterclaim after five week trial before Pennsylvania Board of Claims.|
|A.G. Cullen Construction, Inc. v. Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, 898 A.2d 1145 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2006)||Obtained defense verdict against substantially all of contractor's claims for approximately $4 million in additional costs due to allegedly defective specifications.|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Supreme Court Clarifies Jurisdiction Over Claims Arising Under Procurement Code||2013|
|Aspen Law & Business||Construction Law Handbook (2d Ed.) (contributing author)||2009|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude||1986|
|University of Pittsburgh||N/A||M.A. Urban and Regional Planning||1986|
|Bucknell University||N/A||B.A. Economics and Political Science||1982|