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Mark F. Nowak

fax +1 412.394.2555

Mark F. Nowak is a civil trial lawyer who concentrates on construction litigation, arbitration, and litigation, representing owners, contractors, architects and engineers, public agencies, and insurers in public, private, commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects. Mark is a member of the American Arbitration and Mediation Association Panel for both arbitration and mediation.

Mark represents clients in construction disputes involving jails, airports, transit systems, cogeneration power plants, steel mills, petrochemical plants, bridges, commercial buildings and sports complexes. He also litigates claims for delay, acceleration, disruption, impact, personal injury and property damage.


J.D., Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1979


Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

2017: Top 50 Lawyer, Pittsburgh

2014- 2021: Ranked in Chambers USA, Leading Individual, Construction

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

2006-2023: Best Lawyers in America- Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Municipal


AAA Construction Arbitration Roster, Member & Mediation Panel

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Solicitor

The Allegheny County Airport Authority, Special Counsel

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
Pro Hac Vice - West Virginia Supreme Court
Pro Hac Vice - U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Alabama
Pro Hac Vice - U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Florida
Pro Hac Vice – Superior Court of California
County of San Diego