Andrew D. Klein
Andrew D. Klein is a trial attorney with over 20-years of experience litigating environmental, construction, land use, real estate and other complex civil cases. Andy has tried hundreds of cases to verdict in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other jurisdictions. In addition to representing clients in litigation matters, Andy provides transactional, contracting, and compliance advice to clients on all facets of environmental and construction law and on a broad range of industrial, commercial and residential projects.
Andy represents clients in environmental matters before Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board and government agencies concerning approvals and permits related to projects throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Andy also represents haulers and manufacturers of hazardous, residual, and municipal waste and is an important part of the LAW team that represents solid waste disposal facilities.
Andy represents owners, developers, contractors, engineers, and architects in a broad range of construction-related disputes, including the development and financing of office buildings, apartment complexes, and farm land; multimillion-dollar residential renovation and construction projects; build-outs of commercial shopping center spaces; construction of telecommunication towers and systems; construction accidents; labor disputes; defective construction and design cases; the remediation of commercial and residential buildings; and mechanics’ lien and Prompt Payment Act matters. Andy also negotiates and drafts construction and design contracts for owners, architects, engineers, and contractors on commercial and residential projects.
Prior to joining LAW, Andy clerked for the Honorable Vincent A. Cirillo, Jr. on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, spent four years as an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia, and fifteen years as a member of the commercial litigation group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Andy taught as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he served for many years as an investigator for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, and for more than 15 years, he has represented a group of abused and neglected siblings as a volunteer child advocate for the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. He is a frequent lecturer to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars on various topics, including construction and land use, litigation practice and procedure, and commercial contracts. He had a regular column in the Legal Intelligencer on construction law, was a practitioner contributor to the Tenth Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary, and authored the Construction Litigation chapter in: LEXISNEXIS Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Real Estate Litigation, to be published in its Fifth Edition in 2020.
Andy graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (B.A. 1987) and the Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware (J.D., 1993), magna cum laude, where he served as a Note and Comment Editor on Law Review. Andy is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York as well as before the United States Supreme Court.