Kenneth A. Cushing



(215) 665-4190

(215) 665-2013

Kenny focuses his practice on construction law. He counsels and represents project owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals in all phases of public and private construction projects, agency appeals, and the dispute resolution process. Kenny represents clients on a wide range of projects from traditional vertical construction to some of the largest linear infrastructure projects. He has experience navigating clients through challenges in project management, litigation, arbitration, appeals, and bankruptcy, as well as in bond claims, insurance claims, and mechanics’ liens claims. He also counsels clients through the contract negotiation and drafting process, and has drafted and negotiated construction services agreements for various six and seven figure construction projects in several states including Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Texas, and California. 

Kenny serves the Philadelphia community through his pro bono work, most notably serving as trial counsel for in a commercial dispute, and drafting and negotiating construction services agreements for the Kimmel Center. 

Kenny was a law clerk to The Honorable Federico A. Moreno in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before that, he was an associate in the construction practice group at the Philadelphia office of a national law firm. Prior to studying and practicing law, Kenny was a college football coach for four years following one year of service as an AmeriCorps volunteer teacher in Massachusetts. 

Kenny earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He also earned his master’s degree in education — sports leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University. Kenny then earned his law degree, cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law where he was a member of Order of the Coif and symposium editor for the Wake Forest Law Review. While earning his law degree, Kenny was a judicial intern to The Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 



PA Appellate Court Strikes Down Project Labor Agreement for First Time—Saves Taxpayers Millions

August 08, 2019

For the first time, a Pennsylvania court struck down the lawfulness of a project labor agreement (“PLA”), finding that it violated Pennsylvania’s competitive bidding laws. As a result, the pool of potential bidders on Pennsylvania public projects—both union and nonunion—remains competitive and will save taxpayers millions.

30-Day Warning: Major Changes to Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act [Construction Alert]

September 10, 2018

Kenneth Cushing discusses the very significant statutory changes relating to payment disputes on Pennsylvania private construction projects.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A.
  • Southwest Minnesota State University, M. Ed.
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Federico A. Moreno in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida