Richard J. Davies

PARTNER
Hon. AIA

Mr. Davies' practice focuses on the representation of engineers, architects, and other design professionals, as well as manufacturers of complex products. He regularly acts as their consultant and advocate, particularly in respect to risk management, by negotiating their contracts, addressing potential claims on projects, and regularly defending them in actions and proceedings initiated against them. For example, Mr. Davies regularly handles cases involving: errors and omissions affecting structural, mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems, as well as accessibility (claimed violations of ADA, FHA, state or local accessibility requirements) in industrial, commercial and residential buildings; schedule impact ( e.g. delay, acceleration and inefficiency) and extras claims; licensing prosecutions; and serious personal injury/wrongful death claims arising from construction projects.

Mr. Davies is a frequent lecturer on professional liability issues for engineers and architects and other design professionals addressing issues relating to: licensing, contract negotiations, code requirements and design standards, copyright, and litigation avoidance. He serves as counsel to the AIA Philadelphia Chapter, and is the Chairman of the Board for the Board of the Center for Architecture. He is also a member of the ACEC Legal Counsel Forum, a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”), and a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

LOCATION
Berwyn, PA

T 610.677.2400

F 610.251.1681

E rdavies@milbermakris.com

EDUCATION

State University of New York Law School, J.D., 1986

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1983

COURT ADMISSIONS

State of Pennsylvania

State of New Jersey

State of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

AREAS OF PRACTICES

DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

GENERAL & PRODUCT LIABILITY

ATTORNEYS

ACCOUNTANTS

REAL ESTATE

DIRECTORS & OFFICERS