About Us

Trusted Attorneys

An experienced construction attorney can minimize the delay of legal action and protect your business from potentially catastrophic costs.

A specialized boutique firm, Scotti Law Group focuses on Construction Law & Litigation. David’s unique law and litigation experience is augmented with a support team dedicated to achieving the client’s goals. Because of their experience and focus, clients receive the direct, agile attention of seasoned experts without the overhead and bureaucracy of a big-box firm.

We have helped clients ranging from contractors working on small builds to business owners planning for $120+ million projects. From concept to contracts to project closeout, we use our broad-based knowledge to inform every decision we make, protecting clients and resolving conflicts at every stage.

Meet the Team

David A. Scotti

  • Trusted attorney since 1985
  • $500+ million in construction and design contracts drafted
  • Defense of EPC Contractor against a $300 million delay claim by a major steel producer
  • Sole Construction Attorney for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for 10 years
  • AAA Arbitrator since 1990, Mediator since 1994
  • American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law – Governing Committee, Past Chairman of the Contracts Documents Division
  • AIA/Master Builder’s Association Joint Committee, over 20 years
  • PA Super Lawyer
  • Graduate of Johns Hopkins University and University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Jacob B. Mellor

  • 5 years of construction and commercial litigation experience
  • Experience representing architects, engineers, contractors and owners, ranging from small firms to multi-national companies
  • Experience reviewing and advising clients on construction contracts and other agreements
  • Experience at all stages of litigation, including pre-suit planning, discovery and depositions
  • Experience in arbitrations and mediations
  • Member of Pennsylvania and West Virginia Bar
  • Graduate of Duquesne University School of Law

Julie Scotti

  • 13 years of construction, commercial and real estate experience
  • Experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in construction litigation, residential and commercial real estate matters, handling contract disputes, contract drafting, negotiation and review, entity formation, lease preparation and negotiations, and general real estate consulting services.
  • Graduated from Johns Hopkins University
  • Graduated Florida Coastal School of Law.
  • Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member of Pennsylvania and Florida Bar.
  • Licensed real estate sales agent

Scotti Law Group has practiced construction, commercial, and real estate law in Pittsburgh for more than 35 years.

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Our Specialties

Construction Litigation

Construction Litigation
Your issues must be solved promptly, and with our experience, we’ll be able to resolve your construction litigation needs.

Construction Law

Construction Law
Construction law is complex; work with a construction litigation lawyer who can proactively protect your business from costly litigation.

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation
Commercial litigation is intricate; when you work with us, you’ll gain access to our expertise in various areas, including contract disputes, product liability, and more.

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law
As experts in real estate law, we have experience in areas such as title disputes, negotiating closings & commercial terms and zoning and land use.

Arbitration / Mediation

Arbitration / Mediation
We have a time-tested approach to resolving disagreements in construction, commercial, real estate or labor and employment disputes.

Our Insights

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