Stephen W. Kiefer

Stephen W. Kiefer


Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.454.5017    Fax: 412.454.5060

Engagements in which Mr. Kiefer has been involved include representing:

  • a subcontractor in claims totaling approximately $140 million arising out of the design and construction of a flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system and associated wastewater treatment system at three coal-fired power generation facilities in Maryland (Federal Court, New York, NY)
  • an EPC contractor in a dispute arising out of the design and construction of an air quality control system at a new multi-billion dollar coal-fired power generation facility in Wisconsin. The parties’ claims and counterclaims exceeded $30 million (private mediation, Washington, DC)
  • an equipment designer/supplier in claims and suits in multiple states involving municipal wastewater treatment and drinking water filtration systems
  • a pipe manufacturer in claims relating to a pipeline system conveying byproduct brine water from a treatment facility (Federal Court, Utah)
  • a general contractor in claims totaling over $100 million arising from differential settlement and lateral movement of what is believed to be one of the largest reinforced soil slopes in the United States (State Court, Washington, PA)
  • contractors in bid protests before state and federal contracting agencies
  • an EPC contractor in contract negotiations regarding the design and construction of a $100 million solar project
  • a window manufacturer in lawsuits arising out of the construction of commercial and residential properties in multiple states
  • a supplier of wastewater treatment equipment in claims for equipment deficiencies by the owner of a municipal wastewater treatment plant
  • a consulting engineer in claims arising from landslides incident to replacement of municipal sewer pipes
  • a chemical company in a class action alleging that its facility caused property damage to neighboring properties


  • J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2010, Member of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.
  • B.A., History and German, magna cum laude, Washington & Jefferson College, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia

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