Cozen O’Connor: DeLuca, Raymond L.

Raymond L. DeLuca

Vice Chair, Construction Law

Philadelphia

(215) 665-6945

(215) 665-2013

Recent News:

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Raymond has more than 20 years of experience as a construction lawyer who represents owners, contractors, and design professionals in all phases of the construction and dispute resolution process. He has litigated numerous significant construction claims, from the owner, contractor, and design professional's perspectives, and has tried cases in state and federal courts and in arbitrations. In addition, Raymond has drafted and negotiated design, construction, and procurement contracts for major national and international construction projects.

Raymond worked as a design professional from 1989-94 and has experience in all aspects of the design and construction process, so clients benefit from his experience as a lawyer as well as a design professional. 

Raymond is a frequent speaker and author on construction-related topics. He has presented for groups such as the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Architects, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, and the Construction SuperConference. Raymond authored chapters on construction contract forms, construction law practice, delays and disruptions, and design professional liability. He is Chambers rated and listed in Best Lawyers and The Legal 500.

Raymond received his bachelor's degree in architecture, magna cum laude, from Temple University and earned his law degree, cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law.

Experience

News

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O'Connor Practice Areas and Nine Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2019 Legal Guide

June 14, 2019

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O'Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, and Jeffrey Mullen to its 2019 Legal Guide.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2017

Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Nationally Renowned Construction Law Practice Joins Cozen O’Connor

April 25, 2017

Four lawyers from Pepper Hamilton have joined Cozen O’Connor to spearhead the Construction Law Group. For more than three decades, these lawyers have successfully handled some of the largest and most complex construction litigation matters throughout the United States and abroad.

Publications

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.

How the Miller Act May Help a Subcontractor Avoid the Effect of Subcontract Terms [The Legal Intelligencer]

August 04, 2018

Ray DeLuca, Fred Jacoby, and Jeff Mullen, attorneys in the firm's Construction Law Group, published, "How the Miller Act May Help a Subcontractor Avoid the Effect of Subcontract Terms" for The Legal Intelligencer.

Indemnity and Additional Insureds: Tools for Risk Shifting

August 22, 2017

Fred Jacoby, Ray DeLuca, and Jeff Mullen, of Cozen O'Connor's Construction Law Group, published, "Indemnity and Additional Insureds: Tools for Risk Shifting," in The Legal's Construction Law supplement.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2018 Construction SuperConference

December 10, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • Temple University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1991

Awards & Honors

Chambers USA for Construction Law 2014-2018

Legal 500 United States for Construction Law 2014-2016, 2019

Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law 2014-2020

Client Choice/Lexology recognized for Construction Law- USA

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey