ean Howley knows what goes on at a construction site because he has been there – managing and working on multi-million dollar public works projects in New York City
and the surrounding area. After receiving his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame, he worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager for a New York City heavy construction contractor. Since earning his law degree from St. John’s University, Mr. Howley has focused his law practice exclusively on the resolution of major construction and government contract matters.

What sets Sean apart from the rest of the crowd is his simple philosophy of always staying focused on what matters most to your organization – the bottom line. As his clients will attest, Sean is a problem-solver. He recognizes that if a lawyer does not bring value, he is adding to his client’s problems, not solving them. Having seen this first-hand from the contractor’s side of the table, Sean knows that results matter more than the “process” of lawyering, and that focusing on those results is what matters most.

In line with that philosophy, Sean has represented some of the largest contractors and specialty subcontractors in the world on major infrastructure and commercial projects in the United States and abroad. At the same time, he has represented smaller “Mom & Pop” subcontractors, and every type and size of construction or engineering company in between. Whether the claim, company or problem is large or small, Sean’s effective and cost-efficient methods deliver.

Sean is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 1998) and the University of Notre Dame (B.S.C.E., 1992). He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia, State of Oregon, State of Washington (Inactive) and related Federal Courts.

Sean Howley has received “a wealth of praise from market sources for his experience in major construction and government contract matters. Clients benefit from his previous practical experience in the industry.”

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