Kevin J. Begley

Attorney at Law


CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINERING LAW

"Justice, the guardian of liberty"

 

Kevin J. Begley
Attorney at Law LLC
96 Main Sttreet
Matawan, NJ 07747
TEL: (732) 525-8200
FAX: (732) 525-8120
FAX 2: (732) 707-0011
kb@kevinbegley.com
www.kevinbegley.com

 

 

 


 

 


So… Who is Kevin J. Begley?

Kevin Begley is a ‘subsidiary' of Paul and Maureen Begley. Paul Begley was a real ‘piece of work’, and Maureen Begley is a work of art and soul.

I am an eclectic fellow, of Irish-German decent (this means my skin burns well, I’m easy to find at night when in the buff, and my genealogy has never been mistaken for someone with any pigment in their family tree).

I am also an engineer, and an attorney, so I am by nature, completely reasonable, un-opinionated, flexible, and tolerant of those whose ‘bulb’ does not burn too brightly.

In my first incarnation, I was a construction engineer for about 15 years, working all types of construction, from residential, to commercial, to industrial and nuclear power plant construction. In my current incarnation, I practice as a solo attorney. I spend about one-half of my time using my extensive engineering and construction background on construction and construction related litigation. I often will assist other attorneys on complex technical litigation matters where my background is uniquely helpful. The rest of my time is involved with varied legal matters, for individuals and businesses. The variety of my work keeps me from being bored doing just practicing a few types of law.

Besides construction and technology, my interests include motorcycles, boats, planes, photography and other typical 'male' interests.

I also consider myself a gadfly. I use the term ‘gadfly’ because this is how Diogenes (a.k.a. – “Diogenese the Dog”) described himself, and he was known for his critical commentary about political and social issues. I do not delude myself into thinking that I will be able to cause some great shift in human consciousness by getting on my soapbox, but I also feel that to truly be entitled to the right to bitch about something, you should know something of which you are speaking, and be making some effort to add some good karma to the world.

Please check out my curriculum vitae, below, or you can download my CV in Word or WordPerfect format below.

This site is a work in progress, so please check back periodically. I hope you find it useful and possibly entertaining.

Good health to you and yours.
God bless America.
God bless everyone who deserves His blessings.

Kevin

My curriculum vitae (and yes I already shorten it a lot!)


Kevin J. Begley
Attorney at Law
3010 Bordentown Avenue
Suite 100
Parlin, NJ 08859
732-525-8200
732-525-8120 fax
kb@kevinbegley.com



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sole practitioner
March 2002 to Present

General litigation practice with concentration in counseling, transactional & litigation work relating to construction, construction professionals, technology, & real estate developments & transactions, where my engineering background is invaluable, for both plaintiffs & defendants. Practice areas include transactional work, leasing, land use, environmental issues, contract drafting & review, pre- & post- construction support for owners & contractors, professional malpractice & pre-litigation services, owner & tenant litigation, general commercial litigation, condominium & co-op law & real estate. I am also a trained New Jersey State Mediator.

Associate
Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Levitt & Boylan Bridgewater, NJ
March 2001 to March 2002

General practice litigation with concentration in construction & technology matters for both plaintiffs & defendants with primary responsibility for several multi-million dollar litigation claims. Practice areas included contract drafting & review pre- & post- construction contractor & professionals support, general commercial litigation, condo & co-op law, consumer protection law & real estate.

Law Offices of Kevin J. Begley
Audubon, NJ
January 1997 to February 2001

General litigation practice with concentration in counseling, transactional & litigation matters relating to construction, construction professionals, technology, real estate, & expert construction consulting. Practice areas included contract drafting & review, pre- & post- construction support, professional malpractice & pre-litigation services, owner & tenant litigation, general commercial litigation, condominium & co-op law, consumer protection law, collections & real estate. consumer protection litigation, adult & juvenile criminal law, insurance law, professional malpractice, municipal court (including DUI), administrative law, health care law, collections, real estate & tax appeals.

Kevin J. Begley Consulting
Sole Proprietor Construction Consulting
Audubon, NJ
August 1992 to September 2000

Provided construction consulting services including training to industry & law firms regarding construction litigation, commercial & industrial heating, cooling & process systems design & problem identification & resolution. Specific systems involved included chilled & hot water or steam systems for HVAC & process applications, humidification & de-humidification for comfort & process applications, piping, pumps & heat transfer equipment including plate frame exchangers, coils & tube exchangers, pneumatic, & electric & DDC controls and instrumentation, including flow measurement.

p/t Law Clerk to the Hon. Judge Smith & Hon. Judge Holman
Superior Court of New Jersey
Gloucester County, Special Civil Part
Woodbury, NJ
February, 1995 to May 1995

Clerk/Paralegal
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Wilmington, DE
May 1994 to August 1994

Clerk/Paralegal
White & Williams, LLP
Philadelphia, PA
September 1993 to April 1994

Sales Engineer
Associated Steam Specialty Co.
Drexel Hill, PA
July 1989 to July 1992

Provided consulting services and in-house training to owners, engineers and maintenance personnel on steam, hydronic, pneumatic and refrigeration systems in HVAC and process applications, including temperature, pressure and fluid flow instrumentation, control systems and heat transfer applications.

Project Manager
Thomas Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.
Atlantic City, NJ
July 1987 to July 1989

All project related responsibilities including preparation of claims, claim prevention, negotiation claims, scheduling & coordination of work, management of union and non-union labor, review & pricing of changes, attending progress & coordination meetings, correspondence, value engineering, procuring & expediting equipment/materials, requisitions, safety, OSHA compliance and cost control.

Control Systems Engineer
Honeywell, Inc.
Commercial Division
Marlton, NJ
July 1985 to July 1987

Responsibilities included designing pneumatic, electric, electronic and DDC building HVAC, fire and security systems. Review of dwgs. and specs, purchasing, cost control and field problem resolution.

Construction Engineer
Bechtel Construction Corporation
Alloways Creek, NJ
June 1984 to July 1985

Responsibilities included interpretation of drawings for installations, inspection of fabricated work for compliance with specifications and codes, preparation of progress reports, maintenance of records, and verification of documentation. Assigned to special projects requiring competency, w/min. supervision.

Engineer
John F. Harkins Co.
Lansdowne, PA
March 1984 to June 1984

Responsibilities included revision and coordination of electrical, piping, HVAC and civil drawings for the Trump Marina Hotel Casino.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, May 1995
Widener University School of Law
Wilmington, DE

Activities:
Environmental Law Society (President, 1993)
Student Bar Association (construction, environmental, family, and constitutional law divisions)
American Trial Lawyers Association
Juvenile Justice Program

B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology, May 1983
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

TECHNICAL TRAINING: (partial list)

Dieterich-Standard Flow Measurement School - Boulder, CO 1990
Flow measurement theory and product applications.
Armstrong Technical School I - Armstrong, Three Rivers, MI, 1990
Theory & design for: Humidification-JAQ, trapping, venting, draining of steam, liquid, &
gas systems.
Armstrong Technical School II - Armstrong, Three Rivers, MI. 1990
Theory, design & installation of: PRV's, steam nozzles, valves, & temperature regulators.
Johnson Corporation Technical School - Three Rivers, MI, 1990
Rotary joint design & applications, condensate pumps.
Construction Management - Engineers Club, Philadelphia, PA, 1988
ASME Continuing Education Course.
State Construction Inspector - Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ, 1987
R.C.S. level per B.O.C.A., CABO, and the Uniform Construction Code of NJ.
Honeywell Excel+ School - MI, MN, 1987 - DDC Control Systems.
Honeywell Pneumatic, Electric & Electronic Controls School - MI, MN, 1985
AWS Welding Standards & Procedures - Bechtel, Hope Creek Reactor, NJ, 1984

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE)