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Robert F. Carney
8830 Stanford Boulevard
Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410.347.8726
Fax: 410.223.3726

Robert F. Carney regularly represents national and local owners, hospital systems, continuing care retirement communities, developers, community associations, general contractors, and specialty contractors in all aspects of construction law, including contract drafting and negotiation, government contracting, contract performance advice, claims analysis, alternate dispute resolution, mechanic's liens, construction defect and warranty claims, and construction litigation.

Construction and Real Estate Litigation

Successful representation of Fortune 500 company (owner) in mechanic's lien action involving novel legal issues

Successful representation of community associations in various litigation matters including alleged fraud, warranty and defect claims, and breach of fiduciary duty

Successful representation of specialty contractors in litigation

Jury and bench trial experience

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Constructions Disputes

Successful resolution of over one hundred cases in mediation and arbitration

Construction Contract Preparation and Negotiation

Regularly represents institutional owner in drafting and negotiating contracts in the amount of $100,000 to $300 million

Drafting and negotiating design-build energy modernization and co-generation contracts

Drafted and negotiated over one thousand design and construction contracts in each project delivery system and contracting methodology

Broad experience in the analysis, presentation, and defense of time extension, delay, and labor productivity claims and requests for equitable adjustment with cumulative settlement value over $75 million


AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - present

Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013 - present

2016 Best Lawyer's "Lawyer of the Year" in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation - Construction

Publications & Presentations

Author of Chapter 2 "Contracting Methodologies and Project Delivery Systems" of the Maryland Construction Law Deskbook

Regular Author and Presenter at various seminars for construction design professional education

Regular Author and Presenter at various seminars for continuing legal education

Author of Maryland Chapter of Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law

Memberships & Activities

Member: ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

Member: Associated General Contractors

Member: ABA Public Law Section


  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. )
    Order of the Coif
  • Haverford College (B.A. )