Ronald Pollock, Esq.
Ronald Pollock, Esq., Chair of the Construction Law Group, focuses his practice in construction litigation and has significant experience in insurance and medical device litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He also works with the firm’s Intellectual Property Group to resolve disputes in trademark and copyright matters both prior to and through the litigation process. Ron serves as a trial lawyer with case experience in both state and federal court. His practice involves the representation of business owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and more.
Within the area of construction, Ron specializes in litigation, indemnification and bid challenges, and assists in reviewing contracts and agreements to help clients avoid potential lawsuits as a form of risk management. He speaks frequently with industry leaders and writes articles dealing with construction contract preparation, interpretation and administration.
Ron also has extensive experience with personal injury and property damage matters, representing insurance companies and individuals. He has dealt with cases involving toxic tort litigation, mold claims, products liability claims and other product defect litigation on the regional and national level. Additionally, he takes care of catastrophic permanent injury claims and complex workers’ compensation issues. With his ability to interpret various insurance policies and language, he helps resolve conflicts between insurers and insureds.
Recently, Ron was appointed to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (ADR) instituted in Luzerne County due to allegations of judicial misconduct in the Luzerne County Bench. Among other attorneys and retired judges, Ron served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the conciliation and/or trial of specially-assigned civil cases.
Ron graduated from The Dickinson School of Law, cum laude. He has received numerous honors including being chosen as a Select Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and General Civil Litigations.
The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Lafayette College, B.A.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
Association of Builders and Contractors – Keystone Chapter, Membership Committee
Building Industry Association of Lancaster County
Central Pennsylvania Chapter Independent Electrical Contractor, Government Affairs Committee
Lancaster Bar Association
Select Lawyers – 2016
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Healthcare Construction Certificate
ABC Keystone’s Spokesman Magazine, Healthcare Facilities Require Specialized Construction Considerations
McConkey & Company Blog, Best Practices for Equipment Leases
Construction Executive Magazine, Using Prompt Payment Laws to Fill the Voids Created by Lien Waivers
Building Industry Association of Lancaster County, Getting Paid – Mechanics’ Liens Law, March 2019
ABC Keystone, Negotiating Construction Contracts (and Subcontracts) and Navigating the Claims Process, February 2019
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), PA Construction Law Update, January 2019
ABC Keystone, Understanding the Construction Process From Inception to Completion: Build a Strong Foundation for Your Team, Session 6: Construction Risk Management, December 2018
Successfully struck mechanic’s lien from client’s commercial property through application of mechanic’s lien law defenses
Recovered $750,000 construction payable through use of CASPA and mechanic’s lien law
Drafted contract documents for multiple subdivisions of large general contractor to mitigate risk and enhance leverage for payment for services
Enforced timely completion of work through liquidated damages and careful contract documentation for large wastewater treatment authority
Successfully prosecuted a $2.2 million commercial contract claim for past due receivables, work in inventory, and promissory note for international company operating in the United States
Defense verdict in case against building contractor for alleged building defect brought by tenant and homeowner
Successfully defended injunction hearing and ultimate resolution of non-compete/trade secret litigation for commercial business
Obtained successful recovery for departing shareholder in minority shareholder litigation
Multiple litigations through appeal concerning insurance coverage provided in cases of moisture intrusion in a commercial property
Review construction contracts and procedures at healthcare facility for risk management/mitigation
Defense verdict in case against Pennsylvania manufacturer for alleged defective machinery resulting in partial amputation
Obtained trial court dismissal of case in Philadelphia County asbestos litigation against Lancaster manufacturer
Successfully recovered under a commercial contract for a non-performing machine purchased by client for $750,000
Successful verdict for company in suit by ex-president for benefits and commission
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