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Rene David Quinlan

Senior Counsel   |   Philadelphia
Senior Counsel   |   Philadelphia

RENE DAVID QUINLAN is Senior Counsel in the Construction Group of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. Rene focuses his practice on construction litigation and construction law, with an emphasis on the prosecution and defense of multi-state delay, disruption, and acceleration claims, payment and performance bond claims, mechanics’ lien claims, design professional claims, and design and construction contract preparation, review, and negotiation. He represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, sureties, and design professionals, and served as special counsel to an internationally-recognized pharmaceutical and biotech design-build company. 

Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, and in addition to his experience at other, mid-size construction law firms, Rene worked with one of the world’s preeminent architectural firms, as well as one of the world’s largest nuclear design firms, bringing real-world experience to his practice of law.  


  • Rene is the recipient of the national architectural fraternity’s Alpha Rho Chi Medal, and the American Institute of Architect’s Medal, both given for excellence in architectural studies.

Areas of Practice



University of Pittsburgh, J.D.
The University of Texas at Austin, B. Arch. Summa Cum Laude

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit