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Jason A. Copley

Partner   |   Philadelphia, New York, Harrisburg
Partner   |   Philadelphia, New York, Harrisburg

JASON A. COPLEY is Chair of the Construction Group of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC as well as a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. He focuses his practice on representing contractors, subcontractors and owners in the areas of construction and commercial litigation and maintains offices in both Philadelphia and Harrisburg. From 2010 through 2016, Jason served as the Firm's Managing Partner. 

Jason acts as counsel to a wide range of construction clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, sureties and suppliers on both public and private projects. He has handled construction cases involving a wide variety of commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, educational and multi-prime construction issues. He regularly drafts and negotiates construction contracts, consults with clients throughout the construction process and prepares, presents and defends disputed claims. This work frequently involves mechanics' liens, bond claims, claims for delay, acceleration, loss of efficiency, unpaid change orders, bid protests and bid withdrawals.

Jason worked in the construction industry for six years, utilizing his engineering degree as a project manager for a commercial subcontractor before earning his law degree from the Widener University School of Law. During his career, he has handled cases on both the state and federal levels in a multitude of jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Connecticut and Ohio. He has also argued cases at the appellate levels in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jason is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association.

Jason is a frequent speaker at trade organizations and construction companies on all aspects of construction litigation.


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  • Jason is named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers® in America list in the field of Litigation - Construction. Based on exhaustive peer-reviews, Best Lawyers is regarded as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.
  • Jason has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the field of Construction Litigation since 2009. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
  • In 2005, Jason was selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers list.
  • Jason was honored as the 2012 Associate Member of the Year by the Construction Financial Management Association.
  • Jason was named one of "Philadelphia's 2010 Legal Elite" by Philadelphia SmartCEO Magazine.

Areas of Practice



Widener University School of Law, J.D.
Alfred University, B.A., I.E

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York