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JEFFREY P. BRAHAN is a member of Blumling & Gusky LLP’s construction and surety industry practice group. Mr. Brahan concentrates his practice in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brahan was a partner at a mid-size Pittsburgh law firm where he practiced in the areas of commercial and construction litigation, as well as litigation involving labor and environmental issues. He has successfully litigated and tried cases in both state and federal court. He also has extensive experience in complex and multi-party litigation. Mr. Brahan received his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and his J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
CHRISTOPHER A. COPPULA is currently the general counsel and director of risk management for W.G. Tomko Inc., a large mechanical subcontractor in the Pittsburgh area. Before returning to Pittsburgh, Mr. Coppula, for ten years, served as in house counsel to Fort Myer Construction Corporation, one of the largest government infrastructure contractors in Washington D.C. Prior to that engagement, he practiced law in Pittsburgh for ten years, where he concentrated his practice in construction law, representing owners, construction managers, architects, contractors and suppliers in all aspects of disputes concerning public and private construction projects. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr. Coppula earned his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
LORI WISNIEWSKI AZZARA is a partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. She practices in the areas of construction and commercial litigation and has experience in contract negotiation, claims for delay and inefficiency, mechanics’ liens, and all types of contractual disputes. Ms. Wisniewski Azzara counsels clients, including owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, on a variety of both private and public projects and represents clients in various state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation proceedings, and before state and federal administrative agencies. As a member of the firm's green building and sustainability practice group, she assists and counsels clients in avoiding and resolving issues that commonly arise on green construction projects, including those relating to certification. Ms. Wisniewski Azzara is co-editor of the firm's construction blog, Construction Law Now, and a frequent contributor to the firm's newsletter, Construction in Brief. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (member, Construction Law Section, Civil Litigation Section, Women in Law Division, and Council of Young Lawyers Division, Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP), Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance (member, Board of Directors), Master Builders' Association of Western PA, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association (member, House of Delegates). She earned her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Shippensburg University and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law.