James D. Hollyday

James D. Hollyday

Of Counsel

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4456    Fax: 215.981.4750


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James D. Hollyday is of counsel in the Construction Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Hollyday represents owners, contractors and subcontractors in the resolution of construction-related disputes in litigation, arbitration and mediation.

A significant part of Mr. Hollyday’s practice involves counseling clients with respect to project delivery systems, including the drafting and negotiation of design and construction documentation, and the administration of those contracts. In addition, Mr. Hollyday has litigated numerous significant construction claims, from both the owner and contractor perspectives.

Mr. Hollyday regularly counsels clients with respect to construction insurance issues, including the drafting and negotiation of contractual insurance provisions. In addition, Mr. Hollyday represents clients in insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Hollyday speaks frequently on construction law topics for groups such as Lorman Education Services and the Construction SuperConference. Mr. Hollyday is co-author of a chapter titled “Delay Claims” in Pricing and Proving Construction Claims, published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; co-author of a chapter titled “Problems of Arbitration” in the second edition of Construction Litigation published by the Practising Law Institute; and co-author of a chapter titled “The Design-Build Agreement” in Design-Build Contracting Formbook, published by Wiley.

Mr. Hollyday is a magna cum laude graduate of the Temple University School of Law. Mr. Hollyday holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College and has been a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania since 1976. In 14 years of engineering practice with a major electrical utility company, Mr. Hollyday was extensively involved in the engineering design and project management of complex fossil power plant systems and projects.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 1986
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College, 1972

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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

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