Practice Areas

Bright Law Firm concentrates its practice on construction law and represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, construction managers, and design professionals on all aspects of legal issues and litigation that arise from construction projects.

From the bid process to the final payment of retainage and close-out documents, Bright Law Firm advises and litigates on legal issues that pertain to construction projects. Typical representation might involve reviewing contract documents or preparing and revising standard contracts used by a client on all of its projects. Bright Law Firm also litigates disputes that arise from construction projects, including mechanics’ lien disputes; claims under the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act or the Prompt Payment Act; breach of contract; construction defect; payment and performance bond disputes; bid disputes; prevailing wage disputes; and claims on public projects before the Board of Claims. Bright Law Firm also litigates insurance coverage and indemnity disputes that arise when an insurer tries to back out of coverage.

Whether negotiating disputes to resolution, or litigating matters through trial, Bright Law Firm assists clients in commercial litigation and business disputes. Attorney Jeffrey Bright has experience litigating a wide variety of breach of contract and business disputes in federal court, state trial court, PA Board of Claims, appeals, arbitration, compulsory arbitration, and small claim matters.
Bright Law Firm seeks practical solutions to avoid the cost and burden of litigation. Typical representation often includes guidance and advice with handbooks, policies, and specific workplace issues. Additionally, Bright Law Firm litigates employment issues on behalf of employers, including non-compete covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, and charges of discrimination or wrongful termination. Generally, Bright Law Firm represents the employer; however, on rare occasions Bright Law Firm will represent an executive or employee.
Closely connected to the construction practice is the separate advice and counsel that clients rely upon for real estate transactions and development. Bright Law Firm advises and counsels clients and, if necessary, litigates real estate issues pertaining to mortgages, title issues, easement issues, condemnation and eminent domain in state and federal court, landlord-tenant matters, subdivisions, zoning, financing, deed preparation, and other miscellaneous issues that arise in land development and ownership of real property.