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In the specialty of construction law, women remain few in number in Pittsburgh firms

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - January 21, 2013

Lisa Wampler was featured in an article, “In the specialty of construction law, women remain few in number in Pittsburgh firms” which ran today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"While pursuing an undergraduate degree in English literature and women's studies at Penn State, Lisa Wampler spent her summers working on the assembly line of a steel panel manufacturing plant in her hometown of Annville, Lebanon County. A hard hat and steel-tipped shoes were mandatory.

So Ms. Wampler, 36, an attorney who specializes in construction law, has never felt out of place at job sites or in meetings where she is frequently the lone woman in a roomful of general contractors, trade union workers and property owners.

"It was challenging in the beginning when I was fairly young. But I've never despaired because I've never been a quitter."

On Jan. 1, Ms. Wampler was named a partner in the construction group of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman. She is based in the Pittsburgh office of the Philadelphia firm and joins the ranks of a relatively small group of female lawyers who specialize in the construction sector.

Of a total 22 attorneys on the Allegheny County Bar Association's construction law section council, six are women. There are a total of 29 women out of 191 lawyers in that section."

For the full article, please visit the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.