"Smart, strategic and extremely responsive." – Chambers USA 2019
Marion T. Hack is a partner in the Construction Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Hack has over 20 years of experience practicing in construction and commercial litigation. She is a first chair trial lawyer specializing in multimillion dollar claim disputes involving high profile, complex construction projects achieving either favorable settlements on behalf of her clients or taking those cases to trial resulting in positive verdicts or judgments.
Ms. Hack is recognized as a leading construction lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Notably, Ms. Hack recently represented two of the world’s largest global construction design/consulting firms to soundly defeat a $100M breach of contract claim and achieved an unanimous award of nearly $5 million for the clients for unpaid invoices in a jury trial lasting three months. She also obtained a $52,000,000 unanimous jury verdict in favor of the City of Victorville for the failed Foxborough Power Plant Project and defensed a $24,000,000 Qui Tam false claims act alleged violation. Ms. Hack also represented the production company of the Spike TV show “Catch a Contractor” and achieved a complete dismissal of a $3 million personal injury action arising out of the pilot episode, including an award of all costs and fees under the anti-SLAPP statute.
Ms. Hack's practice includes a wide array of construction industry matters such as bidding disputes, contract negotiations and drafting, scheduling and delay issues, mechanics lien and claims resolution at both the State and Federal level. Her broad range of legal experience includes public and private works projects including, roads, bridges, vertical construction, power facilities, environmental remediation, airports, school facilities, professional sports stadiums, concert halls, mass transit, and other heavy construction projects, including all types of general building design and construction. She also has extensive experience with construction licensing issues (including expert witness work) and false claims act defense.
She has represented some of the largest general contractors, owners and engineers regarding claims and issues arising from major construction projects, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Arizona Cardinals Stadium, and the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters.