Construction Defect Litigation

The attorneys at Lyons Dougherty have extensive experience litigating commercial and residential construction defect disputes.  We represent homeowners, building owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and other entities in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey region seeking to recover damages or defend against construction defect claims. 

Our firm handles a full range of construction defect issues, including:

  • Defective plans and designs
  • Water intrusion
  • Stucco failure
  • Building/housing code violations
  • Mechanical and electrical defects
  • Design professional liability
  • Inferior and defective building materials
  • Violations of industry standards

Our attorneys work together as a team to resolve disputes as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. We understand that construction defect cases can result in serious financial losses for all parties involved.  Whenever possible, we settle disputes outside of the courtroom through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.  However, when an acceptable resolution cannot be reached, we aggressively litigate the matter through trial and any appeals. 

Our lawyers are sensitive to the time and cost aspects of these types of claims. When a property owner is involved in a construction defect dispute we work directly with client to develop legal strategies that best serve their needs and expectations.   Our attorneys take the time to explain complex legal, technical and engineering issues so that our clients fully understand the standards that apply to their case and the likelihood of recovering damages. 

When we are defending a client against an alleged defect in construction, our lawyers undertake a full evaluation of the case so that our clients are aware of their potential liability.  Construction defect cases can destroy a company’s standing within a community so we work to protect our clients’ business reputations while minimizing their financial exposure at every stage.


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