Colin Schmitt

Attorney at Vaughan Baio & Partners


Philadelphia, PA

About Colin Schmitt
Mr. Schmitt has more than 20 years of experience analyzing and litigating construction claims. His prior work in construction management allows him to quickly understand the underlying issues and provide his clients with practical counsel.

The son of an architect from Massachusetts, Mr. Schmitt started as a CADD draftsperson for a Boston architectural firm, before he switched into construction. From beginning as a project engineer in New York City, to working as a project manager in Washington, D.C., to serving as an estimator in Philadelphia, Mr. Schmitt learned the business of construction from some of the most respected construction managers in the Northeast. He continued to work full-time as an estimator negotiating change orders during the construction of a prominent Philadelphia skyscraper while he attended law school at night.

As a licensed attorney, Mr. Schmitt has litigated on behalf of contractors in private practice, served as in-house counsel for a commercial developer, held an executive position with a residential contractor and acted as claims counsel for a surety who specialized in bonding construction contractors. He has practical experience with construction claims from every relevant angle and he thoroughly understands construction contracts. Mr. Schmitt focuses on helping his clients efficiently solve their problems.
Years of Experience

Since 2009

Payment Help Score
11 Questions Answered
Recent topics

Mechanics Lien

Expert Type
  • Construction Lawyer
Expertise Areas
  • Construction Law
  • New Jersey Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar