Lawrence McGivney is the Managing Partner of MKC&I’s New York City Office. His area of specialty is in construction law where he has represented general contractors, subcontractors, and property owners. Mr. McGivney is a successful trial attorney with over 60 verdicts and has argued cases before the Appellate Courts of New York and New Jersey. Over the past 20 years Mr. McGivney has successfully defended construction defect claims involving personal injury, property damage, toxic torts and ADA violations.
Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. McGivney spent 10 years as an Assistant Prosecutor in Mercer County, NJ where he served as the Director of both the Insurance Fraud Prosecution Unit and the Environmental Claims Unit. Mr. McGivney is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts in New York and New Jersey. He has lectured in the areas of trial preparation and litigation techniques. Mr. McGivney graduated with honors from Fordham University School of Business Administration and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1989.
He is a member of the Product Liability and Toxic Tort Committees of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Defense Association. Mr. McGivney is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and is admitted before the United States District Court of New Jersey; the United States District Court of Pennsylvania for the Eastern District, and the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Mr. McGivney has successfully tried asbestos, lead, and toxic tort matters as well as negligence, premises liability, and automobile accident cases in the States of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Mr. McGivney has lectured for the American Conference Institute at seminars in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and London regarding “Developments in Medical Criteria for Asbestos Cases.”