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Mark F. Nowak

fax +1 412.394.2555

Mark F. Nowak is a civil trial lawyer with a concentration in construction litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He represents owners, contractors, architects and engineers, public agencies, and insurers in public, private, commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects.

Mark has litigated disputes involving jails, airports, transit systems, water and sewer infrastructure, cogeneration power plants, steel mills, petrochemical plants, bridges, commercial buildings and sports complexes. He has asserted or defended multiple construction actions with causes of action involving 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


2014- 2024: Ranked in Chambers USA, Construction

Named among Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2006-2024); Construction Law (2019-2024); Litigation – Construction (2019-2024); Litigation – Municipal (2020-2024) by Best Lawyers

2020 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation-Construction in Pittsburgh

Named among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2005-2024)

2010: Top 50 attorneys, Pittsburgh

The Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell


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., M.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