Cozen O’Connor: DeLuca, Raymond L.

Raymond L. DeLuca

Vice Chair, Construction Law


(215) 665-6945

(215) 665-2013

Raymond has 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.



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.


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 -


  • 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

Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law 2014-2019

Client Choice/Lexology recognized for Construction Law- USA

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