Practice Areas

The McShea firm has broad litigation and trial experience, including:

  • Commercial Disputes

    We handle a wide range of commercial litigation matters from simple contractual disputes to complex business torts. The Firm’s clients represent a cross section of the region encompassing individual entrepreneurs, mid-size manufacturing and service companies to several Fortune 500 companies. The Firm has been engaged in traditional commercial disputes such as breach of contract and partnership dissolution to defending publicly traded companies in class actions and mass tort claims.

  • Employment

    The ever increasingly regulated field of employment law affects all clients regardless of the industry. Our attorneys counsel employers to help them avoid costly litigation and provides aggressive and efficient litigation when claims cannot be avoided. The Firm litigates employment claims including age and sexual discrimination, disability, FMLA and state leave act claims, retaliation, wrongful discharge, employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition and trade secret protection, pension and benefit matters, Fair Labor Standards Act, and a variety of other employment related areas. The Firm’s employment attorneys have appeared before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and tried jury trials in federal and state courts. The Firm also counsels and represents individuals on severance agreements and employment claims.

  • Construction Law

    The McShea Firm has substantial experience handling all manner of construction disputes. The Firm represents general contractors, as well as owners, subcontractors, sureties and design professionals in all aspects of construction litigation from contract negotiation and mediation, through arbitration and trial. The Firm’s practice ranges from representing one of Philadelphia’s largest general contractors in a complicated commercial project to pursuing construction defect claims for homeowners against national home builders.

  • Product Liability & Toxic Torts

    The firm has represented clients in product liability and toxic tort cases, including the defense of two of the largest power generation companies in the country in asbestos litigation in state and federal court.

  • Professional Negligence

    We have represented local lawyers in matters involving legal malpractice claims and law firm dissolutions. We have also represented parties in accounting and medical negligence claims. Over the years, the firm has successfully handled selective catastrophic injury cases on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries or death, including medical malpractice, products liability, premises and automobile liability as well as municipal liability.