Summit Speakers

Kenneth A. McLellan is an attorney admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.  He is a partner at Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP, working in its New York and New Jersey offices. Ken joined the firm in 2005. Ken has over 25 years of experience, with broad-based experience in professional liability and personal injury defense, with many years having been devoted to construction litigation. Ken has defended design professionals in many different scenarios including personal injury due to alleged design defects, delay claims, property damage due to alleged defective design and damages related to alleged surveying errors.  Ken also has defended clients in trucking and bus accident cases. Ken’s experience ranges from representing large, internationally renowned design firms working on public projects for municipalities such as the City of New York, to solo practitioner architects preparing designs for renovations of high-end apartments and everything in between. Ken’s experience with representing design and construction professionals began over 20 years ago when he represented utilities such as Verizon and the Long Island Lighting Company (“LILCO”) now known as PSE&G Long Island.  Through that work he gained experience in construction methodology, cost estimation, interpreting design drawings of structures, electrical equipment and communication equipment, indemnification issues, and design defect claims. He applies that experience in his current practice in significant claims against design firms for damages based on claimed design defects and based on claims for damages under New York’s Scaffold Law, Labor Law Sections 240(1) and 241(6). Ken has authored several articles on construction-related issues and speaks regularly at industry events. Ken graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York in 1991 with a B.A., and Touro Law School, in Huntington, New York, earning a J.D., in 1995.

Catch Kenneth A. McLellan speaking at:

  • Defense Counsel Relationships and Expectations in Litigation Defense