Michael P. Cotton

Michael P. Cotton, KL Gates, construction matters lawyer, commercial litigation attorney
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Professional Biography

Michael Cotton is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, where he works in the Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources practice area, with a focus in construction and commercial litigation. Mr. Cotton represents owners, contractors, and design professionals in a variety of public and private construction disputes. He has worked on large-scale international and domestic projects, including oil and gas processing facilities, manufacturing plants, railroads, water treatment plants, and environmental cleanups. Mr. Cotton’s trial experience includes defending a $1.9 million claim against a federal timber sale harvester, in which he obtained a jury verdict for defendants. Mr. Cotton also assisted a trial team that obtained a jury verdict of approximately $2 million under the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act for unpaid construction work performed by an electrical contractor. 

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