Robert J. Blumling is a member of McNees’ Real Estate, Construction & Procurement, and Corporate & Tax Law Groups. His practice is concentrated on construction, real estate and development, land use and zoning, surety, and environmental law.

For nearly 40 years, Robert has represented a significant number of contractors, developers and surety companies regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has advised clients on contract drafting, negotiating, project insurance, and other risk management requirements; and served as first chair before numerous federal and state courts and administrative bodies in jury trials and arbitrations.

Before joining McNees, he was a founding partner of Pittsburgh-based firm Blumling & Gusky LLP, a Pittsburgh-based boutique construction law firm.

Robert earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law in 1982 and his B.A. from Princeton University in 1979.


Princeton University, B.A. in 1979

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. in 1982


Best Lawyers in America, 2001 to present

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for Construction, since 2004

Philadelphia Magazine, Top 50 Attorneys for Pittsburgh

Named in Chambers & Partners for Construction Law in Pennsylvania


American Bar Association — Construction and Surety Section, Forum on the Construction Industry, Environmental Section, Real Estate Sections

Pennsylvania Bar Association — Construction Section

Allegheny County Bar Association — Construction Law Committee (founding member), Real Estate Section, Commercial Law Section, Environmental Section, Bankruptcy Section, Civil Litigation Section

Master Builders Association

Marcus Ruscitto Foundation – Board Director


U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

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