Gerard Hornby focuses his practice on construction law, representing general contractors, subcontractors, and owners in all stages of public and private construction projects. He has significant construction law experience with bid protests, the prosecution and defense of delay and impact claims, and differing site condition claims. Gerard also counsels clients on the drafting and negotiating of contract terms and conditions, lien rights and payment and collection issues.
During law school, Gerard served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Justice David Wecht on the Supreme court of Pennsylvania, as well as a judicial extern tor The Honorable Judge Joy Flowers Conti on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
At Duquesne University School of Law, Gerard served as the Executive Student Articles Editor of Volume 58 of the Duquesne Law Review, took part in multiple regional trial advocacy competitions, and worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Rhonda Gay Hartman.
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Allegheny County Bar Association
Awards and Recognition:
- CALI Award for Excellence in Torts, Constitutional Law, and Pleadings and Discovery Simulation, Duquesne University School of Law
- 2020 ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award, Duquesne University School of Law
- 2020 Dr. John and Liz Murray Award for Excellence in Student Scholarship, Duquesne University School of Law
- 2020 Shalom Moot Court Award, Duquesne University School of Law
News and Insights
- “Contractors, pay close attention to bid bond requirements on public projects,” Eckert Seamans’ Construction Law Update, Spring 2023.
- “Compliance with notice provisions in a construction delay claim must be feasible,” Eckert Seamans’ Construction Law Update, Fall 2022.
- “Challenging an agency’s evaluation of a bidder’s past performance – An uphill battle,” Eckert Seamans’ Construction Law Update, Summer 2022.
Outside of work, Gerard’s interests include hiking, history, running, gardening, supporting his hometown soccer team (Manchester City), and spending time with his wife and their many pets.