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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.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    3 years
  2. Construction: 25%
    3 years

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Pepper Hamilton LLP

Suite 5000, 500 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2502


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer Construction Law and LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Super Lawyer Construction Law and LitigationPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Construction Law and LitigationSuper Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPepper Hamilton LLP2006 - Present
PartnerCohen & Grigsby1988 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Marshall Township Municipal Sewer AuthorityBoard Member2006 - Present
Construction Management Association of AmericaMember2005 - Present
International Association of Defense CounselMember2005 - Present
Board of Supervisors: Marshall TownshipChairman2000 - Present
American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction IndustryMember2000 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association Construction Law CommitteeCouncil Member2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shippensburg Universit of Commonweatlh of Pennsylvania v. Lyons Construction Services and Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyObtained $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.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Supreme Court Clarifies Jurisdiction Over Claims Arising Under Procurement Code2013
Aspen Law & BusinessConstruction Law Handbook (2d Ed.) (contributing author)2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, cum laude1986
University of PittsburghN/AM.A. Urban and Regional Planning1986
Bucknell UniversityN/AB.A. Economics and Political Science1982