Colin Schmitt is a partner in the firm's Philadelphia office. He has more than twenty years of experience analyzing and litigating construction claims. Colin’s prior work in construction management allows him to quickly understand the underlying issues and provide his clients with practical counsel.
The son of an architect from Massachusetts, he began as a CADD jockey drafting details for an architectural firm outside of Boston, before he switched into construction. From beginning as a project engineer in New York City, to working as a project manager in Washington, DC, to serving as an estimator in Philadelphia, he learned the construction management business from some of the most recognized names in ENR’s top-ranked firms. He continued to work full-time as a cost engineer on the construction of a prominent point in the Philly skyline while attending law school at night.
As a licensed attorney, Colin Schmitt has litigated on behalf of contractors in private practice, served as in-house counsel for a commercial developer, held an executive position with a residential contractor, and acted as claims counsel for a surety who specialized in bonding construction contractors. He has practical experience with construction claims from every relevant angle and he thoroughly understands construction contracts.
Colin Schmitt is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is focused on helping his clients efficiently solve their problems.
- Practice Areas
Education and Admissions
- Beasley School of Law, Temple University, J.D., 2009
- The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. in Integrative Arts, 1999
- New Jersey Supreme Court
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- New Jersey
Professional Organization Memberships
- Burlington County Bar Association – Co-Chair of the Construction Law Subcommittee
- New Jersey Bar Association