Professional Details

Patrick Kingsley
Associate Mediator

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2005 Market Street
Suite 2600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
USA
215-564-8029
Fax: 215-564-8120

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Description of Practice

An experienced ADR practitioner with over 27 years as a litigator with a focus on construction litigation. Mr. Kingsley has represented contractors, owners, design professionals, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, vendors, and, most frequently, sureties. Surety representation typically involves analyzing and resolving the competing claims and interests of owners, general contractors, design professionals, suppliers and subcontractors. For those reasons, such representation lends itself to mediation. Mr. Kingsley is comfortable and experienced in negotiating the resolution of multi-party construction disputes. Mr. Kingsley has participated in over 100 mediations as a party advocate, has functioned as a mediator approximately a dozen times on cases involving a variety of issues.

Professional Background

Partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, 2000 to the present; Associate, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae LLP, 1996-2000; Associate, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, 1996 - 1996. Mr. Kingsley is Chair of Stradley's Construction Practice Group and Stradley's ADR Practice Group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with a wealth of trial experience in a wide variety of cases before every type of forum. Mr. Kingsley has handled major construction disputes involving all aspects of construction and all types of projects, including roads, commercial buildings, residential buildings, reservoirs, retaining walls, high-rise buildings, sewer systems, airports, landscaping, schools, prisons, shopping centers, bridges, highways, and parking lots. He regularly writes and speaks on legal issues pertaining to construction and ADR.

Experience

Mr. Kingsley has represented contractors, owners, design professionals, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects and sureties for over 27 years. He has represented these parties in arbitration and mediation proceedings, bench trials and jury trials. He has represented clients in hundreds of construction disputes, most of which were resolved by a mediation. Disputes have included delay claims, differing site conditions, change order disputes, bid disputes, poor workmanship, defective materials, design errors, lost productivity claims, survey errors, warranty claims, latent defects, performance bond claims, payment bond claims and indemnity claims. Projects included roads, bridges, stadiums, high-rise construction, prisons, sewer systems, airports, and residential housing. Mr. Kingsley is also an experienced arbitrator. He has served as a neutral in a variety of disputes ranging from large public mega-projects to residential home construction disputes. Mr. Kingsley frequently serves as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School, Camden, New Jersey, instructing students in trial tactics.

Degrees

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1991) B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh (1988)

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
5/8 - 5/13/16    American Arbitration Association    Essential Mediation Skills
10/8/2015    American Arbitration Association    Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing - Common Missteps
10/30/2013    American Arbitration Association    Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration
8/14/2012    American Arbitration Association    Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Procedures, Process & Dynamics
2/1/2011    American Arbitration Association    Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards
11/19/2010    American Arbitration Association    Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices

Approach

Mediation provides the parties the opportunity to overcome the obstacles that have led to conflict while still preserving their control over the outcome of the mediation process. The mediator functions to facilitate the communication between the parties, especially at the outset of the process, while simultaneously challenging them to realistically assess their differences. This provides the parties the chance to exchange information and develop thoughts in a collaborative manner, as opposed to an adversarial manner. An effective mediation process can reveal, in a matter of hours, what might take months or years to uncover in litigation discovery. Mediation allows the parties to discuss and negotiate creative solutions to their pending needs in a way that is unavailable in litigation.

Fees

$390 per hour

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Construction

Professional Services

  • Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.