Lisa A. Barton has practiced as a commercial litigator since 1996, with a focus on construction law, including contractor payment disputes, mechanics’ lien claims, and construction defect and delay litigation. Before she began her legal career, Ms. Barton practiced architecture for ten years.
Her areas of practice also include breach of contract disputes, bankruptcy law (including creditors’ rights and preference action defense), employment law and employee relations, insurance law, government litigation, and business torts, as well as a variety of general commercial litigation matters. Ms. Barton has represented individuals and corporate entities, including homeowners, real estate developers, contractors and subcontractors, universities, third party administrators, insurance companies, and local and national corporations.
Her practice also includes assisting clients in drafting, revising, interpreting and negotiating various types of business and employment contracts, and advising health care providers and third party administrators regarding patient confidentiality matters and HIPAA compliance.
Ms. Barton's recent experience includes:
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Ms. Barton is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Barton is a member of the board of directors of Exceptional Care for Children, a non-profit pediatric hospice and long-term care facility located in Newark, Delaware.
While attending law school, Ms. Barton interned with the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and with Justice Russell Nigro in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Barton has prepared written materials and presented the following continuing education programs for attorneys, contractors, and design professionals:
Business Contracts in 10 Simple Steps: Adding Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure, Non-Competes and Restrictive Covenants
Business Contracts in 10 Simple Steps: Diligently Reviewing the Contract - Looking for Legal Landmines, Problem Areas and Things that Cause Legal Disputes
Plan Reading and Scheduling; Understanding Construction Documents
(Lorman, 2004, 2005, 2008)
Improving the Project Outcome with Accurate and Effective Construction Contracting
(Half Moon, 2014, 2015)