Maryland Construction Lawyer & Construction Litigation Attorney
Nicholas D. Cowie is a Maryland construction lawyer and construction law attorney in the Maryland construction law firm Cowie & Mott, P.A. with over 25 years of experience practicing construction law and litigating, arbitrating and mediating construction law claims in Maryland.
Nicholas D. Cowie established the “Construction Law” course at the University of Baltimore School of Law where he taught as an adjunct professor of construction law. Mr. Cowie is also the instructor for the Community Association Institute seminar course entitled “Successful Strategies for Resolving Construction Defect Disputes,” and is the author of “Construction Law: Cases and Materials.” Mr. Cowie is highly regarded for his knowledge of construction defect law and is known for handling complex construction defect disputes and other complex construction litigation matters and construction law disputes.
Mr. Cowie’s legal work with the Maryland Legislature and the Courts of Maryland has resulted in the development of Maryland constuction laws that greatly strengthen the rights of owners in construction defect claims. Mr. Cowie served as trial and appellate counsel in the Montgomery County construction defect case Milton Co. vs. Bentley Place Condominium in which a jury awarded $6.6 million against a developer and a builder for construction defects in addition to an award of $500,000 in attorneys fees. See Blog Post and Article. More recently, Mr. Cowie and the law firm of Cowie & Mott served as legal counsel in a Anne Arundel County construction defect case in which a jury awarded $5.6 million for construction defects against a national builder. See Blog Post. The vast majority of construction disputes handled by Mr. Cowie are resolved through negotiation without ever having to file a law suit. Nicholas D. Cowie drafted and lead the effort to obtain passage of warranty reform legislation (Senate Bill 597) for Condominiums and HOAs that was passed unanimously by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by Governor O’Malley, effective October 1, 2010. See Warranty Reform Article by Nicholas D. Cowie
Telephone: (410) 327-3800
Facsimile: (410) 327-3801
2310 Boston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Nicholas D. Cowie graduated first in his class (day class 1988) at the University of Baltimore School of Law where he served on the Law Review as an editor. For more information about Nicholas D Cowie see Nicholas D. Cowie’s Biography on our main website at cowiemott.com
MARYLAND CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEYS
2310 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 • Telephone: 410-327-3800 • Facsimile: 410-327-3801