Construction Law Email Attorney John E. Lippl  
Demystifying The Construction Process Since 1991

1. What is your experience?

My project experience ranges from houses to hospitals, aviaries to airports and steel mills to stadiums.

2. What cases do you handle?

Among other things, I can draft, negotiate and review construction agreements, prepare and defend claims for construction defects and delays and handle construction related insurance claims involving mold and other property damage.

3. Why should I use your services?

When I was working as an engineer and project manager, I found it wasteful to pay an attorney for the time necessary to educate him or her on the construction process. With my background in construction, engineering degree and experience in construction law, you will not be faced with the same problem I once encountered. I understand the process and will not waste your time or money "getting up to speed."

4. How much do you cost?

I charge less than many lawyers with less experience, much less than most lawyers with similar experience at "downtown" firms, and a reasonable rate for an attorney with my construction experience and educational background. I can keep my rates reasonable because I keep my overhead low. In most cases, I will come to your home or business to examine your particular problem. Also, some cases can be handled on a contingent fee basis. This means I am only paid a percentage of what you recover on your case.

5. Are consultations free?

Sure. Call me at (412) 341-7820 or email me at I will charge you nothing until I understand your problem and we agree to work together to get it solved.

6. Are you an expert in construction law?

No. Although I have experience in the field and the relevant educational background, Pennsylvania does not certify experts or specialists in the law and I do not claim to be one.

Attorney John E. Lippl   |   806 Washington Road   |   Pittsburgh, PA 15228   |   Phone: 412-341-7820   |   Fax: 412-341-7854   |   Email: