Robert F. Carney


Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP
8830 Stanford Boulevard
Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21045

Tel: 410.347.8726


Mr. Carney regularly represents national and local owners, hospital systems, continuing care retirement communities, developers, community associations, general contractors, and specialty contractors in all aspects of construction law, including contract drafting and negotiation, government contracting, contract performance advice, claims analysis, alternate dispute resolution, mechanic’s liens, construction defect and warranty claims, and construction litigation.

  • AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2010 – present
  • 2016 Best Lawyer’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation – Construction
  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013 – present
Membership & Activities:
  • Member: ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Member: Associated General Contractors
  • Member: ABA Public Law Section
Since 1933, clients have come to Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for trusted representation and guidance on issues critical to achieving their business goals. With over 175 attorneys, we provide a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services.

Our clients range from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to Fortune 100 enterprises. With a growing Mid-Atlantic footprint that includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, we serve clients regionally, nationally and globally.

We represent owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals in the construction industry. Our attorneys regularly draft and negotiate contracts and provide advice to our clients during contract performance through project closeout. We have substantial experience with labor productivity claims and the analysis and pricing of project delays. We also have one of the largest group of LEED-accredited lawyers in the mid-Atlantic region.

When our clients are presented with business opportunities and challenges, our Construction attorneys take an interdisciplinary approach and partner with other practice sections in the firm such as the following: labor and employment, employee benefits and ERISA, emerging business and venture capital, commercial real estate and leasing, succession planning, tax planning, and mergers or liquidation and dissolution. This allows us to offer our clients services and insight from experienced attorneys in a way that “boutique” firms cannot match.

We are active in construction industry organizations and educational programs locally and nationally, and we offer seminars and advice to our clients on pertinent and cutting-edge topics, such as risk management, mold in construction, insurance coverage, bankruptcy, and subrogation issues.