Marc J. Felezzola
Area of Emphasis
Marc Felezzola is a shareholder in Babst Calland’s Environmental and Litigation groups. A major focus of Mr. Felezzola’s practice is on complex environmental litigation with an emphasis on contaminated sites and insurance recovery in the environmental context. He has extensive experience representing clients in large-scale cost recovery actions under CERCLA, RCRA, and other environmental statutes. Mr. Felezzola also advises clients on issues related to site remediation and pre-litigation matters involving responses to information requests, notice of liability letters, and enforcement orders from state and federal agencies and assists clients with navigating environmental liability issues and negotiating settlements and consent decrees with those agencies.
In addition to his environmental litigation practice, Mr. Felezzola has extensive experience handling construction-related disputes, including bid protests, construction defect claims, differing site condition claims, delay and inefficiency claims, payment and performance bond claims, mechanics’ lien claims, and other types of payment and contract performance disputes.
Mr. Felezzola has litigated on behalf of his clients before Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Ohio state trial level courts, the appellate courts of Pennsylvania, United States Federal District Courts throughout the country, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Additionally, Mr. Felezzola has experience representing clients in disputes resolved by the American Arbitration Association and other private dispute resolution forums.
Mr. Felezzola graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in History. He received his J.D. from the University of the Pittsburgh School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, served as the Executive Editor on the Editorial Board of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, and was elected for membership in the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Mr. Felezzola completed an externship with the Honorable Joseph K. Williams of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. He also served as a law clerk for an asbestos litigation firm in Pittsburgh and the Neighborhood Legal Services Association.
Memberships and Affiliations
Mr. Felezzola is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey, and is admitted in the United States District Courts for the Federal Districts of the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
Mr. Felezzola has received a Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch recognition from BL Rankings for Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Construction since 2021. He was also selected to the 2019-2021 Pennsylvania Rising Stars lists (Thomson Reuters).
- Co-Presenter, “Construction Law 2017: The Year in Review,” The Potential Impact of New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on the Construction Industry, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2018.
- Co-author, “P3: The Future of the Construction Industry?” Foundation Drilling Magazine, February/March 2014.
- Co-presenter, “Pennsylvania Construction Law: Getting Started, Getting Covered, Getting Paid,” PBI Press, 2014.
- Co-author, “Labor Law Primer/Refresher on Strikes and Picketing,” for the 29th Annual Construction Labor Symposium, 2013.
- Co-author, “Construction Law Update: Case Law & Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (2011-2012),” American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, 2012.