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Construction Litigation

SWEENEY & SHEEHAN has represented construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in a variety of matters involving personal injury and construction defect claims. Our lawyers understand the operation of a construction site and the roles of various parties on the job. Indeed, we encourage our clients to involve us in any claim or potential claim as early as possible so that we can develop the facts and preserve the evidence in order to protect our client’s position in future litigation. Whether the case involves extricating an uninvolved subcontractor at the early stages of litigation or representing the general contractor in a catastrophic injury case, we have the expertise to identify the issues and develop an effective litigation plan to achieve the best possible result in every case.

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire


Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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