Lawrence P. Powers
Lawrence P. Powers is co-chair of the Construction Litigation Department. Larry's practice is focused on handling complex, multi-party construction related professional liability claims. He has tried numerous complex construction cases to a jury verdict. Admitted in 1984, he has over 25 years of experience in litigating, arbitrating and mediating construction disputes, regularly handling difficult loss prevention and risk management assignments for all of the major professional liability insurers. Larry serves as general counsel to AIA-New Jersey, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and ASLA-New Jersey. He regularly represents design professionals in disciplinary matters before the New Jersey State Board of Architects and Landscape Architects and the New Jersey State Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors. Mr. Powers has achieved a peer review rating of "AV", the highest mark given by other members of the legal profession. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey. He was named "Lawyer of the Year 2012" in the Construction Litigation category by Best Lawyers® for the Woodbridge, NJ Metropolitan area.
A 1980 graduate of Villanova University, Larry was employed in the general and mechanical contracting construction industries and the heavy and specialized transportation industry before receiving his law degree as a night student from the Seton Hall University School of Law. He has been an invited lecturer on professional liability and land development issues at the Princeton University Graduate School of Architecture, the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and is a regular featured speaker at the Annual Conventions of AIA-New Jersey, ASLA-New Jersey, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and the New Jersey Builders Association. His lectures have been certified as continuing education courses by the New Jersey State Boards of Architects and Landscape Architects and Engineers and Land Surveyors.
- Counsel, AIA-New Jersey, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and ASLA-New Jersey
- Former counsel, Garwood Planning Board and the Hopewell Borough Planning Board