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Wayman, Irvin & McAuley

PHONE: (412) 566-2970
FAX: (412) 391-1464

Head of department/lead counsel for A/E Law: Francis X. “Max” McTiernan, Jr..
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Caseload Dedicated to A/E Construction Law


Caseload Dedicated to E/O Defense Work



Number of attorneys on staff: 8.
Number of attorneys dedicated to A/E Work: 2.

The attorneys at Wayman, Irvin & McAuley have extensive experience in the representation of design professionals. Francis X. “Max” McTiernan, Jr. has spent 30 years working with A/E firms from drafting contracts through representing clients in arbitration and jury trials. Mr. McTiernan graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from Duquesne University. He has also given lectures on a number of topics including claims avoidance techniques to contractual issues in green construction. Mr. McTiernan understands that spending time at the beginning of a project with drafting proper contracts and understanding the needs and expectations of the client can pay huge dividends by avoiding claims at the end of the project. Having represented A/E professions on projects ranging from residential to multi-million dollar projects Max McTiernan understands the pressures placed on the professional and is prepared to provide the support needed.

Firm Information

The law firm of Wayman, Irvin & McAuley has had the pleasure of representing architects, engineers, geologists, and surveyors in western Pennsylvania for the past 50 years. We have represented solo practitioners and multi-national design firms. We understand that the primary responsibility of counsel is to assist the design professional in avoiding claims through well drafted contracts, knowledge of insurance law, and claims avoidance education. If claims are made we also understand that counsel must be prepared to aggressively defend the interests and professional reputation of our clients. We have the knowledge and experience to provide that representation and to advise our clients of the best course of action to resolve claims. That resolution may be through negotiated settlement, mediation, arbitration, or trial. It is important in choosing counsel that the design professional ask questions of the attorney to make sure that counsel understands the issues and is committed to achieving the best resolution of the claim in the best interests of the client. Wayman, Irvin & McAuley looks forward to consulting with you on your issues.

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