Scott A. McQuilkin practices in the area of complex construction and contract-related matters, including contract negotiation and drafting as well as litigation. Mr. McQuilkin's experience includes negotiating and drafting design and construction contracts on behalf of owners and contractors, analyzing permitting and zoning issues and successfully litigating all types of construction disputes, including public bid protests, defective work claims, termination claims and insurance coverage claims. 

Mr. McQuilkin is a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an editorial board member of the Journal of Law and Politics, and a magna cum laude graduate of Clark University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1999
    - Editorial Board Member, Journal of Law and Politics
  • Clark University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996
    - Phi Beta Kappa


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2016-present
  • Saul Ewing LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2014-2016
  • Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
    - Senior Associate, 2007-2014
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
    - Associate, 1999-2007

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Associated General Contractors
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Contributing Author, Multiple Chapters, Massachusetts Construction Law, Massachusetts Practice Series Treatise, 2009, 2012 and 2014 editions
  • "New Law in New Jersey Increases Scope of Insurance Fraud to Insurance Certificates," Saul Ewing Client Alert, March 2016
  • "Recent Case Challenges State's Ability to Enter into P3 Agreement," Saul Ewing Construction Law Advisory, March 2016
  • "Public Owners Held to Warrant Accuracy of Plans to Construction Managers (Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Gilbane Building Co., et al.)," Saul Ewing Construction Law Advisory, December 2015
  • "Recent Decision Provides Guidance on No Damage for Delay Clauses and Waiver Issues," Construction Industries of Massachusetts Journal, April 2014
  • "MassDOT Amends its DBE Special Provisions," Utility Contractors Association of New England, January 2014
  • "Capstone and Scottsdale: Recent Cases Continue the Trend Toward Recognizing Coverage for Defective Work Claims," Utility Contractors Association of New England, August 2013