Private practitioner to concentrate on litigation with emphasis on construction litigation, related matters at acclaimed law firm noted for public sector practice


PITTSBURGH (March 6, 2017) – Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC, one of Pennsylvania’s leading public-sector law firms, is pleased to announce that attorney Jessica Quinn-Horgan has joined the firm “of counsel.” Quinn-Horgan, a private practitioner with broad expertise in construction, commercial and corporate litigation, will focus on litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation and related matters.

A resident of Mt. Lebanon, Quinn-Horgan has managed her private practice for a decade, and is a noted author and public speaker on construction and procurement, contracting, and legal issues for contractors.

“With several of our school districts engaged in building and renovation projects, we are fortunate to bring an attorney on board with the depth of experience that Jessica has acquired, both through her own practice and with other notable law firms,” said Ira Weiss, founding partner of WBK. “Her extensive experience in construction and commercial litigation, including trial work and preparation of all types of pleadings, will provide additional capacity for advising clients on construction and litigation matters.”

Quinn-Horgan was an associate with Pittsburgh firms Blumling & Gusky, LLP and Tucker Arensberg, PC before establishing her practice in 2007. She also served as general counsel for several construction companies in Pittsburgh and Ohio, for whom she handled all legal affairs and litigated multiple claims in state and federal courts.

“It’s a pleasure and an honor to work with the attorneys at WBK who offer counsel in all facets of education law,” Quinn-Horgan said. “This is a prestigious firm whose attorneys are ranked among the best in Pennsylvania. I’m looking forward to diving into clients’ school construction and renovation issues. With research findings that aesthetic, practical learning environments can make a difference for students, school construction has become more and more important to districts, taxpayers and parents.”

About WBK

WBK is a full-service law firm with attorneys who practice exclusively in the public sector representing school districts, local governments, taxing authorities and other public entities requiring special counsel. The firm also has a full-service Delinquent Tax and Municipal Claims Collections Department. For more information about Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC, visit