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Sean T. Devenney | 317.580.4848 Vcard
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Sean T. Devenney
Practice Areas
Construction Law and Litigation
Professional Malpractice Defense
- Medical Malpractice
- Architect and Engineer Malpractice
General Civil Litigation including Complex Commercial Litigation
Appeals
OSHA
Education
The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Finance, high honors, 1995
Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington, J.D., cum laude, 1998
Bar Admissions
Indiana Supreme Court, 1999
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2003
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1999
Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1998

Sean T. Devenney is an attorney at Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP, where he practices Construction Law, Medical Malpractice Defense, and General Civil Litigation including Complex Commercial Litigation. Mr. Devenney earned his B.S., with high honors in Finance, from Pennsylvania State University, and his J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington. Sean is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and Indiana.

Mr. Devenney is a member of several committees for the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. During his career, Mr. Devenney has helped clients resolve a variety of large scale complex construction disputes involving issues including construction delay, large scale cost overruns, and design errors and omissions. Additionally, Mr. Devenney has experience representing physicians, dentists, hospitals and other medical professionals through the litigation process. Mr. Devenney has handled matters in both State and Federal trial and appellate courts.

Additional Experience
Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thygne, District of Delaware, 1998-1999
Memberships
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
- Construction and Surety Law Section
American Bar Association
- Forum on the Construction Industry
- Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, Co-Chair of Committee on Insurance, 2007-2011
Design Build Institute of America, Great Lakes Chapter
- President of the Board, 2014
Appointments and Awards
Attended OSHA Construction Trainer Course, 2010
Indiana Rising Star in the Practice Area of Construction Litigation, 2009-2013
Indiana Super Lawyer in the Practice Area of Construction Litigation, 2014
Graduate, Indianapolis Bar Leadership Series III
- Steering Committee, 2006-2008
Community Activities
Big Brothers, 2000-2007
Chaucie’s Place
- Board of Directors, 2011-2014
- Vice President, 2012-2014
Heritage Place, 2002-2009
- Board of Directors President, 2006-2008
- Board of Directors Treasurer, 2005-2007
Homeless Shelter Pro Bono Project, Volunteer, 2005-present
Presentations and Publications
Co-Author, “A Tangled Web. Contract Dispute Resolution Process” ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, January 2013
Primary Author, “Scheduling, Sequencing, Coordination: The AIA A201 v. ConsensusDOCS 200,” Construct! Magazine of the ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, Winter 2009
Co-Author, “Is the Line Blurring Between General and Professional Liability” The Construction Lawyer, Journal of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Spring, 2009
Co-Author and Co-Presenter, “Is the Line Blurring Between General and Professional Liability?” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Mid-Winter Meeting, 2009
Primary Author, Indiana Construction Law. Vienne, VA: HLK Global Communications, Inc., 2008
Primary Author, “Consensus Docs: An Option for Construction Contracts” Indiana Business Journal, 10 Nov. 2008:24
Co-Author, “Mutual Responsibility and the Allocation of Risk Among Parallel Prime Contractors,” Construct! magazine of the ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, Spring 2006
Co-Author, “Rewriting Builder’s Risk Policy? – The Intersection of a Builder’s Risk Policy and Construction Project Contracts”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Fall 2005
Co-Author, “Who Covers What? General vs. Professional Liability Insurance in the Construction Setting”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Fall 2009