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David A. Scotti

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Scotti Law Group
1910 Cochran Road, Manor Oak Two, Suite 441
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Phone: 412-254-9274
Fax: 412-892-8823
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (80%), Business Litigation (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
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Attorney Profile

A specialized boutique firm, the Law Offices of David A. Scotti focuses on Construction Law & Litigation. David’s unique law and litigation experience is augmented with a support team dedicated to achieving the client’s goals. Because of their experience and focus, clients receive the direct, agile attention of seasoned experts without the overhead and bureaucracy of a big-box firm.

We have helped clients ranging from contractors working on small builds to business owners planning for $120+ million projects. From concept to contracts to project closeout, we use our broad-based knowledge to inform every decision we make, protecting clients and resolving conflicts at every stage.

We can help your business with Construction Litigation, Construction Law, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate Law.

About David A. Scotti

First Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.scottilaw.net/about/

Educational Background

  • Johns Hopkins University, BA, Political Science, 1977
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, 1980

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Western PA, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Discussion on reviewing and drafting of contracts during the age of COVID-19., Presenter, Reviewing and Drafting Construction and Design Contracts in the Age of COVID-19, VPO Cloud/Simplex Group, 2020
  • Discussion on the PA Separations Act., Presenter, Understanding the Pennsylvania Separations Act, Engineers Society Of Western Pennsylvania, 2019
  • Hot Topics:  Why the Separations Act is a Litigation Magnet, Getting Paid/Preserving Your Rights, Intelligent Project Communication, Presenter, Hot Topics in Construction Law, Master Builders Association Of Western Pennsylvania, 2018
  • Discussion on the PA Separations Separations Act., Presenter, Why is the Separations Act a Litigation Magnet?, 2018
  • Review of the AGC's Comments on 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, Presenter, Review of the AGC's Comments on 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, Master Builders Association Of Western Pennsylvania, 2018
  • 2017 Amendments to PA Mechanics' Lien Law outlined., Presenter, Pennsylvania's Mechanics' Lien Law - 2017 Amendments, Master Builders Association Of Pennsylvania, 2017
  • Industry presentation on best practices for analyzing construction contracts., Presenter, How to Analyze a Construction Contract, Master Builders Association Of Western Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Presentation on effectively using electronic project management in construction., Presenter, Electronic Project Management, ABA Forum On The Construction Industry, 2011
  • Presentation  on practical contract provisions., Owners Gone Wild, Overreaching Contract Provisions, ABA Forum On The Construction Industry, 2009
  • Presentation on how to handle project delays., Presenter, What to Do When the Work Stops, An examination of the Change, Suspension and Termination Provisions of the A201-2007 in connection with Project Slow-Down and De-scoping, ABA Forum On The Construction Industry, 2009
  • Presentation on the use of electronic communication in construction projects., Presenter, Electronic Communications Protocols, Saving the Trees and Managing the Paper: Developing Meaningful Contract Terms for Construction Project Electronic Communication, ABA Forum On The Construction Industry, 2008
  • Presentation on common construction contract disputes., Presenter, Construction Contract Dispute Clauses, ABA Forum On The Construction Industry, 2007
  • Presentation on partnerships and infrastructure., Private Public Partnerships, Developing Airport Infrastructure -21st Century Challenges, International Construction Super Conference, 2006
  • Presentation on best practices for selecting contractors and suppliers., Panel Presenter, Selecting and Retaining Construction Contractors and Key Suppliers, 2005
  • Presentation on best practices for selecting contractors and suppliers., Panel Presenter, Selecting and Retaining Construction Contractors and Key Suppliers, 2005
  • Presentation on best practices in construction contract reading., Presenter, How to Read a Construction Contract, Conference Of Catholic Diocese Facilities Mangers, 1999
  • Presentation on the ins and outs of construction contracts., Presenter, Course on Construction Contracts, Minority Contractors Association, Sponsored By PennDOT, 1998
  • Presentation on program management best practices., Presenter, Program Management, ABA Forum On The Construction Industry, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association / Allegheny County Bar Association: Construction Law Committee, 2020
  • Former chairman of the Publications Committee of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, 2016
  • Master Builders Association of Western PA - Affiliate Member since 1986- Legal liaison to Joint Committee of the American Institute of Architects and theMaster Builders Association since 1995, 1986
  • Former Chairman of the Contract Documents division of the ABA Forum on Construction Industry
  • Former member of American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Governing Committee

Industry Groups

  • Education
  • Heavy Highway
  • Industrial
  • Oiland Gas
  • Power
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Office Location for David A. Scotti

1910 Cochran Road
Manor Oak Two, Suite 441
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Last Updated: 6/3/2021

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