704 King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
PHONE: (302) 658-6400
FAX: (302) 658-9836
Head of department/lead counsel for A/E Law: Paul Cottrell
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Practicing A/E Law Since
Caseload Dedicated to A/E Construction Law
Caseload Dedicated to E/O Defense Work
Number of attorneys on staff: 4
Number of attorneys dedicated to A/E Work: 4
Paul Cottrell is head of the mid-Atlantic law firm of Tighe & Cottrell, P.A., with a primary office in Wilmington, Delaware, and branch offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Woodstown, NJ. He is licensed in DE, PA and MD. We handle all legal matters for AE firms from entity creation to ownership transition to contract negotiation & litigation.
Patrick M. McGrory is a Director of the firm primarily involved in representing AE’s in litigation, arbitration and before licensure boards. He is licensed in DE, NJ & PA.
Melissa L. Rhoads is a Director of the firm primarily involved in commercial transactions and general corporate consultation with various AE firms. She is licensed in DE & MD.
Jason Cummings is an Associate of the firm primarily involved in litigation, including collection matters for AE firms. He is licensed in DE, NJ & PA.
Tighe & Cottrell, P.A. has a general corporate and commercial practice that includes entity creation (incorporation, joint ventures, Limited Liability Companies, etc.), consultation and business management, commercial transactions, and corporate and commercial litigation. We represent many small and mid size businesses, particularly in the construction field. Paul Cottrell is a Member of the American Arbitration Association’s Construction and Commercial Panel of Arbitrators. The firm is a professional affiliate member of the American Institute of Architects, and the Consulting Engineers Council. Paul Cottrell has been representing AE firms since 1981 while a member of the IL bar. Since relocating to the Mid-Atlantic in 1985 his practice has been primarily focused on representing AE’s.