Benjamin Wright is a construction attorney and litigator who handles matters for a variety of public and private clients including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, municipal authorities and private individuals. In addition to negotiating and advising on contracts and project strategies on the front-end, he also handles a variety of construction disputes and claims including liens, payment delays, change orders, differing site conditions, project acceleration, resequencing and inefficiencies. He has a wide area of experience with project types ranging from natural gas refineries, wastewater treatment plants, schools, churches, commercial buildings and parking garages to residential homes.

Benjamin’s comfort handling matters from initial dispute through trial comes from his representation of clients in federal and state courts in multiple jurisdictions, as well as alternative dispute resolution.

In addition to being involved in industry groups, Benjamin also writes articles and presents seminars on relevant topics, such as strategies and pitfalls of contract negotiation.

Prior to joining McNees, Benjamin worked as a construction attorney at the Pittsburgh offices of a corporate and transportation law firm, where he maintained a construction and litigation practice, and an Am Law 200 civil defense litigation firm.

Benjamin volunteered in 2005 with classmates to help clean and rebuild Mississippi and Louisiana after the state’s communities sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and playing soccer.


  • April 1, 2021 – PA House Eyes Bills that may Reshape Construction Contracts, The Legal Intelligencer
  • July 2, 2020 – Enforceability of Oral Change Orders Despite “No Oral Modification” Clauses, The Legal Intelligencer
  • March 26, 2020 – Two Recent Superior Court Opinions Clarify Mechanics’ Lien Claim Practices and Procedure, The Legal Intelligencer


  • October 12, 2022 – Negotiating Form Subcontracts – Recommended Changes to the AIA A401-2017 and ConsensusDocs 750, American Subcontractor Association


Ursinus College, B.A. in Political Science and Government

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., Technology Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review


Allegheny County Bar Association

American Bar Association


Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law (2021-present)

Pennsylvania Rising Stars (2019-present)


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

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