Philip R. Croessmann

Philip R. Croessmann

Westberg Croessmann & Warren, PC
  • Environmental Law, Insurance Claims, Real Estate Law ...
  • District of Columbia, New York, Virginia, Washington
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Mr. Croessmann represents numerous architectural and engineering firms, environmental consultants, insurance companies and contractors in both simple and complex litigation. He is also involved in providing a wide range of services that are tailored to the construction industry. The services include contract negotiation, government contracting, business planning, risk management, ownership transition, and mergers and acquisitions. Further, Mr. Croessmann has been heavily involved in litigating insurance coverage disputes involving Superfund, environmental claims and construction defects.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Croessmann co-founded the Matrix Design Companies where he currently serves as president of Matrix IMA an architectural firm specializing in forensic, litigation support and expert witness services and as a principal/general counsel of the Matrix Design Companies. Previously, Mr. Croessmann also served as a lobbyist and deputy general counsel for the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. Mr. Croessmann is also active in industry associations. He is a member American Institute of Architects and was on the Board of Directors and the 2004 President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the AIA. He is active in the Associated Builders and Contractors of Virginia and the American Bar Association's Construction Fourm. He has also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and is actively involved in alternative dispute resolution

Representative Cases:
1. Negotiated a Construction Management at Risk contract with a public agency for construction of a 100 million dollar Water Treatment Plant in Florida.
2. Prepared and assisted in negotiating several claims and change orders under a design build contract on an 87 million dollar modernization of a waste water treatment plant in Tacoma Washington.
3. Drafted and pursued a delay and inefficiency claim against the Maryland State Transportation Authority.
4. Defended an architect in a claim involving the observation tower on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington D.C.
5. Defended a structural engineer in a claim by the Argentine Navy for settlement damage caused by sheeting and shoring system in Washington D.C.
6. Successfully defended a Securities Fraud case in U.S. District Court and the subsequent appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeal.

Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Oregon
B. Arch | Architecture
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Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Croessmann & Westberg
Articles & Publications
Expert Witnesses: Construction Cases, 2009 ed.
Thompson West
"Design Build", Construction Joint Ventures
Wiley Law Publications
"Ownership Transition", Design Professional's Handbook of Business and Law
Wiley Law Publications
"Partnering", Construction Joint Ventures
Wiley Law Publications
Construction Litigation Formbook
Co-Author, Wiley Law Publications
Recordkeeping Guide for Design Firms
ACEC Guidelines to Practice
Congressional Antitrust Decision Imminent
Architectural Technology
Speaking Engagements
How Design Documents can Prevent or Cause Construction Claims in Virginia, Lorman Educational Services
Profit by Design – Mergers and Acquisitions as a Strategy for Growth, Los Angeles
Profit by Design – Mergers and Acquisitions as a Strategy for Growth, National Conference
Building Codes in Virginia, Lorman Educational Services
Managing the Risks of Design and Construction Defects, National Convention
Virginia Class A Contractor’s License
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Contractors
Distinguished Leadership Award
AIA No. Va. Chapter
Recognition of Service to the Chapter
AIA No. Va. Chapter
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 16896
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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New York
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Virginia State Bar
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Practice Areas
    Environmental Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Philip R. Croessmann's Website Profile
Croessmann & Westberg Website
Contact & Map
Croessmann & Westberg
8000 Towers Crescent Dr
Vienna, VA 22182
Telephone: (703) 483-3550