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Shawn R. Farrell

Partner   |   Philadelphia, Newark, New York
Partner   |   Philadelphia, Newark, New York

SHAWN R. FARRELL is a Partner in the Construction and Labor & Employment Groups at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, as well as a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. He provides his clients with a high level of professionalism to a variety of complex civil litigation matters involving construction and employment issues. His clients include general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, developers, and sureties. 

Shawn handles all phases of construction law, from negotiating and drafting construction contracts to litigating cases. He has litigated numerous complex construction matters in federal court, state court, mediation, and arbitration and has unrivaled experience in high-value, technically complex construction disputes. He shares his expertise with numerous clients and trade organizations on topics such as mechanics' liens, surety law, proving and pricing construction claims, OSHA violations and alternative dispute resolution in the construction industry. 

Shawn also offers his clients a wide range of employment law expertise. He has litigated state and federal actions (including several federal jury trials) regarding wrongful discharge, race discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment and related tort claims. In addition, he has successfully defended matters through dispositive pre-trial motions and trial under Title VII, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. He is often asked to speak to companies and trade organizations on how to properly investigate sexual harassment, hostile workplace and racial discrimination claims.



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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List, Construction Litigation: 2013 - 2018
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers List, Construction Litigation: 2013, 2014, 2018
  • Super Lawyers' Pennsylvania Rising Stars List, Construction Litigation: 2005 - 2008
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment, 2013

Areas of Practice

Labor & Employment


Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
George Washington University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York