Kevin B. Watson is a principal in our Suburban Philadelphia office. Mr. Watson’s practice focuses on the litigation and resolution of complex construction, commercial, professional liability, intellectual property, products liability and environmental matters. He has successfully represented domestic and international contractors, design professionals and project owners before various federal, state and international courts and arbitration panels. Mr. Watson’s expertise includes contract preparation and risk management for clients bidding or performing work on a variety of projects ranging from heavy industry, transit and pharmaceutical construction to commercial, educational and residential construction.
Understanding that litigation is often the product of failed risk management, Mr. Watson is adept at finding non-litigation solutions for his clients, bringing his considerable knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction disciplines to the bargaining table. Mr. Watson is a member of the National Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, and is on the active roster of neutrals specializing in construction disputes.
"Successful risk management in the construction industry requires thoughtful planning and relentless effort. My education and experience afford me the unique privilege of partnering with companies large and small in managing all manner of risk, whether it be contract negotiations, real time project advice, or litigating complex claims. The success of these partnerships and the resulting relationships formed over the past 30 years continues to make my practice my passion."
- Kevin Waston
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES
Mr. Watson has contributed writings to various industry and trade publications. Mr. Watson is the author of the Pennsylvania Construction Law Blog. He regularly provides educational presentations and lectures to industry and peer groups, including the Construction Super Conference and the Engineering & Construction Contracting Conference. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Litigation, the Design Build Institute, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers, and the Engineers Club of Philadelphia. Mr. Watson is a past member of the American Institute of Architects having served on AIA Philadelphia’s practice management committee, and is also an Engineer-in-Training in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. His peers have designated him as a “Super Lawyer” in Construction litigation for several years running, and maintains Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent.