NICHOLAS D. COWIE – Maryland Construction Lawyer

Maryland Construction Lawyer & Construction Litigation Attorney

Maryland Construction Lawyer & Construction Law Attorney

Nicholas D. Cowie

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.

CMA_CourtPic_4Nicholas 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.Construction Defect investigation 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 

Contact Information:
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





Maryland construction defect attorneys

2310 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 • Telephone: 410-327-3800 • Facsimile: 410-327-3801

Nicholas D. Cowie is a Maryland construction attorney and law partner in the Maryland construction law firm of Cowie & Mott, P.A. The Maryland construction lawyers and construction law attorneys at Cowie & Mott, P.A. practice construction law and handle construction litigation cases. Although our main law office is located in the Canton / Fells Point area of Baltimore City, the Maryland construction lawyers at Cowie & Mott are known for handing  complex construction law claims, including construction defect claims, design defect claims, construction defect arbitration proceedings, construction defect litigation, and other construction defect related legal disputes throughout the State of Maryland. The experienced Maryland construction lawyers and construction litigation attorneys of COWIE & MOTT, P.A. provide legal advice and legal representation to building owners, condominium associations, homeowners associations, homeowners, commercial developers, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and construction lenders. As a result of our law firm’s experience in construction law matters, we are often called upon to work with and assist local counsel representing clients in neighboring jurisdictions, such as the the State of Delaware the District of Columbia ( Washington D.C.).  See Bing Places & Google +